Filed under: changes, educational setting, job, teaching | Tags: new job, professionalism, teaching
I find it so odd that, in spite of having a Master’s Degree and working in my chosen field for about 10 years now, I often don’t see myself as a professional. I mean, I know I’m pretty good at my job and people will ask me for advice (even other professionals), but for whatever reason I don’t always equate that as being a professional.
And maybe what I mean is that I don’t see myself as fully an adult at times. That also seems weird to say, given that I am quickly approaching 40 years of age, am the mother of two boys and have been married for almost 10 years…all of that in addition to working as a Master’s level social worker for around 10 years.
I had this similar experience earlier in the year when I was asked to represent my employer in a TV news story. It was like, “Whoa! They think I’m an expert!”
I had moment today where I was kind of struck by the same thought, “Whoa! I’m like a professional or something!” I now have a second job…it’s very few hours but my title is part-time teaching faculty at our local community college. I’ll be teaching seminar type classes to child care providers for their continuing education credits. I never thought I would ever be “Teaching Faculty” anywhere and it’s kind of weirding me out!
I’m posting a link to my friend’s blog. She knows more about TV and maybe, just maybe, with her help I’ll figure out this last season of Lost!
Filed under: boundaries, family conflict, family life, home life | Tags: Neighborhood Relations
Please be advised that your child needs supervision. It’s slightly disturbing to me that he wanders around the neighborhood peering into windows, including ours. Actually, it’s a little bit creepy. It’s a bit upsetting to me that he will come to our house and stay for several hours and you don’t check in to make sure he’s actually here or that he’s behaving or any number of other reasons you would call and check on your child who is under the age of 8 when you haven’t seen him for 4 hours. I wouldn’t mind having him over if you would provide him enough structure and supervision at home that he could behave himself in the homes of others.
Basically, Neighbors, you need to step up and be better parents. It appears that you are meeting your needs financially. I don’t think you are alcoholics or drug addicts, although to be fair, I don’t know you well enough to say that for sure. And I know that being a parent is emotionally and physically exhausting…but that doesn’t mean you should send your kid to another person’s home for hours at a time. I frankly don’t have a lot of interest in parenting your child.
So, there it is, Neighbor. Can we work on this? I’ve tried to talk to you about this, but I don’t think you want to hear it.
A Parent Who Has Her Own Kids to Worry About