Assets in Action: A typical day in the life of a teen

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By Bernadette Lauritzen

When everything seems like it is going to hell in a handbasket, we would say my friend Connie must have been praying for you to have pateince.
Welcome to May! OK, I’m not sure if this is the same for you, but I must be getting old. It isn’t possible that we have arrived in May again, wasn’t it just last May?
When things couldn’t seem to get busier, when there couldn’t be more to do, then we have arrived at the final three weeks of the school year.
My main goal today is to find the kitchen table. You see in some insane notion to get ahead on my filing, I decided to use the kitchen table to assist me to get organized during the task.
Then life in general happened and alas, the kitchen table has been covered in files for much longer than anticipated, so today is the day!
My point today is to remind you to inhale deeply and enjoy the final push, or at least to try to do your best.
I have a great demonstration called, A Day in the Life of a Teen. It takes the audience on a quick trip in what could be an average day for a young person.
What it ends up teaching you is that you just never know what a typical day holds, but you do hold the key to how you act for your portion of it.
Each day, you have the ability to send a student off on the best note possible, to hold on to your temper when readily available, to not over react when you honestly know better and to make interactions decent when you are able.
The last three weeks may test your fortitude, it may make you think the final straw in blowing in the wind, but hang in there.
Soon we will be talking about back to school shopping and wondering when they will publish the bus schedule.
Don’t sweat the little things, because they are almost all little things when you look at the big picture.
In the meanwhile, I will ask Connie to stop praying for patience during the month of May, after that you are on your own.
Assets In Action is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the JJAB.