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Class of 2020, this month is in honor of you.
The effects of this Coronavirus pandemic have hit you hard. You have had to deal with abrupt goodbyes, school on Zoom, no prom, no sports, virtual graduation. College? Job? Life is so uncertain right now and yet you are dealing with it, most of you with grace and grit and maturity far beyond your years. Our hat is off to you!
All parents want to help & protect their children, but most don’t know how to initiate serious conversations with them. Our deceptively simple new book makes it easy to open conversations about some "hard to start" subjects. The glimpse into the diaries of real kids leads to discussion openers about topics such as stress, illness and loss, family problems, school, racial discrimination, violence, teasing, bullying, body image, sexuality, rape, pregnancy, drugs, and most importantly, concerns about what the future might hold. A way to open conversations about important subjects is to discuss topics such as the ones that are brought up in the writings below.
All writings this month were submitted by members of the Class of 2020, students, a teacher, a parent, and a high school principal.