A Page from Diary

All writings in this section are anonymous. They are presented here only for the purpose of starting discussions. It is easier to talk about other people's problems and issues that our own. The entries were submitted by students from a wide variety of backgrounds, public schools, private schools, "gifted" classes, special needs classes, a homeless shelter. and youth drop-in centers. Some were the result of teacher's assignements to write a response to the prompt, "What I Wish You Knew."  Most kids said they wished they had better relationships with their parents. Being promised anonymity, the students shared honest and heartfelt feelings unselfconsciously

 

*Note to both parents and teens: Read the directions before discussing these writings.