Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I'm so sick of teaching 7th grade confirmation at the school! These kids are a bunch of brats with no self-control. I'm at my wits end. I honestly don't know how to work with them. I have such a hard time being Christ-Like with them. I feel absolutely helpless around them. I feel worse than a first year teacher around them. I need some serious insight and grace here. I gotta kick up the prayers to love these little hudlums more. Thank God for two weeks away from them!


Kristi said...

Ah... junior high. Those were the days. You must have one or two good seeds in the bunch?? Maybe??

Love you, friend!

Anonymous said...

That's because 7th graders all have an ego the size of Alaska. Soon as they are freshman, they are right back at the bottom again.

Debbie said...

(I just discovered your blog...)

Hang in there!!! You are doing a GREAT thing by just being there and being real for the kids. You don't know what impact you're having on them even if they do act like spoiled brats who don't care about anything. YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

From the mom of one of your former (hopefully non-brat) confirmation students! :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I feel your Confirmation pain! It usually turns out that the ones that are the worst in my classes are the ones that, when they get to high school, turn out to be really amazing kids. They're definately brats but inside them is this great little soul that has such incredible potential. As much as they drive me crazy it really is an honor to be entrusted with a moment or two of influence over their faith.