We don't want students touching each other, students touching teachers or teachers touching students or teachers touching teachers. I'm all for using wisdom in your daily life about who and when you touch people, but at what point do we determine NOT touching each other appropriately is just as harmful as touching each other inappropriately.
|I can assure you that they|
aren't trying to date each
I teach high school grades 7th-12th. Every day I am surrounded by kids ages 11-to-18 years old. My biological kids are also in the building in the same hallway where I teach. So, on any given day I receive anywhere from five to fifty-five hugs.
|I'm sure Doc was as disturbed by the contact as the |
Some of these kids hug me, because it’s the only contact they have from a Mom. Everyone needs a Mom Person. (They need a Dad Person too. Usually this role is filled by a coach if the father is unavailable in the home, but that’s someone else’s blog.)
|Again, I can assure you that they aren't trying |
to date one another.
|Awards night with two of my favorite kids.|
|She wanted a photo with me (which explains why I look like a corpse in this photo). Such a precious student!|
Even if your parents are perfect and hug you all of the time, can anyone have too many platonic hugs? Hello?
|We are bonded by human contact.|
|One of my graduates last year after the big play production.|
He periodically pops in to say hello.
|One of my precious graduates! I can't wait to hug her again! :-)|
|Precious kids at field day. Even|
the youngest of us understand the
power of the hug.