The kids are the least of our worries.
Seriously. If that sounds blasphemous in a book for concerned parents and educators (and anyone, really, who worries about "kids these days"), then I am so glad you're here. If you have a kid, work with a kid, or love a kid, you will find something inspiring in this audiobook. Dare I say, game-changing.
These words were born from the hundreds of stories of kids, their families, and their support systems I was lucky to meet as I worked across Canada and the USA. Regardless of who I met or where I met them, the message was always the same: Our kids are okay only if those of us holding them are okay.
During the developmental years, schools and educators are the most significant connection point to almost every child on this continent. But are the educators okay? I believe that most of the great educators want to make a difference. Many tell me, however, that they are finding it more and more difficult these days to love what they do. I think it's time we did a better job of looking after them first. Plain and simple, this book is for the educators: our teachers, bus drivers, administrators, educational assistants, librarians, administrative assistants, and custodians. And anyone who leads, loves, and supports them.
Plus just for you, I recorded a little bonus chapter filled with thoughts and ideas about the future and our next steps in this journey to create a more connected world.
I am so grateful you are here to listen to these words.
All care givers
I want to stress that this book is for all people who care for or about other people. I’ve read this book and I have so enjoyed listening to Jody make her words come alive. Keep up this work Jody!
Jodi is amazing!
All educators need to listen to her words. Kids These Days has changed they way I view my profession! She has allowed me to take the successes we find in “Kids These Days” as we work our way through our relationships in the classroom.
Kids These Days
I have seen Dr. Carrington speak twice, she is so captivating!! This book is a must read/listen for everyone who works in education, with children in any capacity, has children or even knows a child!! Dr. Carrington “gets it” and has a hilarious, relatable way of helping the rest of us to “get it” too!!