by Katie Campbell, City Life
Have you ever interacted with a person who just cannot stop making jokes, or who just talks and talks, or a person who keeps making the same mistakes over and over? It is so easy to dismiss or judge the behaviors. It is much harder to try and understand what is going on underneath.
One of my favorite parts of working with high school students is that it is often a challenge to figure out what their behavior is communicating. Are they hurting? Are the saying something without words? Do they need my patient grace? Do they need a pep talk? What words should I use here? There is always so much more going on that we don't know!
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