Sometimes my kids from my first year text me for attention and reassurance, this wasn't quite one of those times. One of my teen moms has had a challenging last few months. She just had a baby so obviously it's not going to be easy for her being a mom and a student, but here's the problem. The schedule at her school has changed and is starting earlier than it had in the past. She was having trouble getting to school on time because she had to wait for someone to come take care of her child during the day so she could continue her education.
A few texts from me to the powers that be over there helped get it all sorted out, but the bigger problem is that she is still having trouble advocating for herself. I'm no longer there and I can't be as helpful as I used to be. Instead of dropping everything and going over there on a planning period, I told her who on campus to seek out to explain her situation and ask how this can be resolved in a way where she could graduate without having so many tardies and absences that it becomes impossible.
Of course I let all those people know in advance that she would be coming by and what her situation was, but she didn't know that and she did the heavy lifting herself. She's the one who took charge and created a more workable situation for herself. I'm proud of her. I'm excited that she still hasn't strayed from the college path she has created for herself. I get nervous sometimes, but I can't way to see her achieve her goals for her and her new child.
DISD Students that want to drop out
DISD Student Mothers
DISD Student Fathers
Taking DISD Home
When DISD Students break down