Annie Fox for Educators...

Questions & Answers

Teens writing about
“School Problems”

As a teacher you are well aware of that some of your students are coping with social issues at school. Of course you would like to help them feel better about themselves and get along better with others. But students don’t often talk to teachers about what’s going on with them. Without their input, your ability to help them is limited.

Because of the anonymity of the Internet, students open up to me. I’m hoping that by sharing some of my school-related email, you will gain some insight into the emotional lives of tweens and teens. Then, perhaps, you can use that insight to better guide them through these years. They really do need your help!

School Problems

Letters 1 to 17 of 17

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“I'm tired of lying to my parents.” Trudeau
“My parents and my teacher are on my case.” Unsure
“How can I explain my bad report card to my parents?” Uh-oh
“My dad had problems at work and we had to move.” Can't Move On
“I'm teased at school and all my mom says is 'Ignore them.'” Still Screaming
“How can I meet my parents' expectations and do my homework?” Overworked
“People are making fun of me.” Tired of being made fun of
“I really want a girlfriend.” Help
“I'm flat as a board at 16!” Waiting to sprout
“I need to concentrate on studying instead of worrying about guys all the time!” Yikes
“They said I was gay.” Desperate
“I kind of pushed a boy.” Caught
“I really like my teacher!” Sassy
“My bf didn't get into the high school he wanted to go to.” Lost
“If my bf wins prom king, he'll spend the evening with the queen (not me!).” Prom Problems
“My friend yelled at me in front of the whole class!” Cry Baby
“My friends think I have an eating disorder.” Help

Read parents’ letters about school problems here.

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