Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Art of Asking

I'm breaking my silence. 

Normally, I stay away from preachy blogging

it's just not me

I like posting pictures of my cute kids

but today I'm not going to do that

don't get me wrong, they're still cute!

today, I've decided to break the silence and speak my mind

now don't go exit out of your browser

bear with me for a minute, I think you'll find that you wholeheartedly 

agree with what I'm about to say.

There's a developing problem among kids today



it's just a problem

this whole ENTITLEMENT thing has gotten out of hand

it's an issue with my own children and YOURS

Yes, I can say that. I'm a teacher, and I'm with your kids all day. 

And if you're honest, so will you.

And I'm totally contributing to the problem. And it needs to stop.


no, seriously.


hear me out

I've noticed that I don't get asked for anything anymore.

Ok, that's a lie. I get questions all throughout the day. 

I get questions like "do you know what movie I saw?", or "where should I put this bug I just found?"

What I DON'T get asked is...

"Can I have something to eat?"

"Can you open this for me?"

"Can I have a drink of water?"

"Can I have a blanket?"

nope, I just get told.

"I'm hungry"

"I can't do this"

"I'm thirsty"

"I'm cold"

And the worst part is I'm responding to the problem, without being asked to fix it

I've been teaching my children, and yours, that if they just tell me their problem I will fix it.

They don't have to ask for help, they just have to speak their issue and it will be taken care of.

And the kicker is that when I've prompted them to actually ask something.

They look at me completely confused and then slowly repeat "I'---M   T---H---I---R---S---T---Y--?"

We've taught our children that to ASK A QUESTION, does not mean to literally ASK A QUESTION

Asking for help has become a rare art form in my opinion

I don't see it often

and when I do, its absolutely beautiful

makes me want to stop and take a moment of silence to appreciate the rarity

Now, I'm not saying that we can tackle this whole entitlement thing 

by just teaching them the Art of Asking.

But it's definitely a step in the right direction. 

So parents,






strangers on the street,

help a sister out and teach the kids around you what the Art of Asking is.

For my sake,

your sake,

and their sake.

Let's teach that asking a questions actually means ASKING A QUESTION.

Ok, I'm done.

More pictures of my cute kids and happy stories to come next week.