Last spring, I interviewed a number of children on some fairly important questions. The children were from the ages of 9-13 and were chosen randomly. They had some interesting insight. I thought you might enjoy hearing what they have to say on some chosen topics. Some of their answers really made me think.
What do I wish my parents knew/understood about me?
I wish my parents knew I need a playmate.
I wish my parents knew the hard stuff I have to learn in school that they never had to learn.
I wish they knew that I will not always get A's and that B's are not bad.
I wish my parents knew that I have feelings too.
I wish my parents knew that I don't like soccer that much any more.
I wish my parents knew I have a kid's brain, not theirs.
I wish they would listen to what I have to say.
I wish my parents knew that asthma can be really bad to my health.
I wish they knew I do not like the chili they make.
What should my teacher(s) know about me?
I am very talkative and very noisy.
My teachers should know that I take very good care of my brother and am very responsible.
She should know I do not like calligraphy.
I am smarter than she thinks.
I am sensitive.
My teachers should know that I'm doing my best.
My teacher should know I love her.
I want to do better in school-- So Bad!
I work hard at everything I do.
I am irresponsible.
Who is the biggest person in my life? Why?
My mom because she always helps me and cares for me.
The biggest people in my life are my parents and God because I love them.
My dad because he raised me.
My grandpa because he is a Vietnam veteran.
My dad because everything I need help on, my dad is there.
The biggest person in my life is my dad because he's the only one working so we could keep our house.