I work at a homeless shelter with children k-8th grade. I swear some of these parents really piss me off, some are great and just need to get on their feet, but the druggies who tell their kids they won't be anything, who act like school will get them no where, etc just makes me so sad for the kids. You can see the cycle repeat. :(
No one I work with knows but the homeless shelter I work at, I used to live it when I was a kid, with my mom. She had me @ 15 and did very well in the beginning but at one point my dad purposely got her kicked out of her low income apt and we had to live in a shelter for like 4-5 months. Even my mom being a young single mom was able to get us back on our feet and make sure I was as smart as can be. So when I see these moms who just gave birth and are back on dope I want to cringe. And then they blame everyone else like their just victims to society. pff
It's hard to not cry, but I am probably the only positive role model some of these kids will see.
Advice moms? I try to act semi-robotic so I don't get too emotional and the consensus is that most of the counselors there do too, they just have to be surface happy to make it thru the day.
Answer by TLALONDE16 at 1:17 AM on Jan. 16, 2011
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Answer by beyondhopes at 1:24 AM on Jan. 16, 2011
You are an amazing person. I know it is so hard to mentally separate yourself when it 1 is so personal and 2 you are a sweet person. You are in a position that you can help children which makes you an angel. All you can do is hold your children tighter :)
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