Anything you see or do is interpreted through your frame of reference. As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, there are teams I don’t like at all and others I might have a more benevolent attitude toward that others may not like. After all, we all have preferences.
The way we look at most things has a great deal to do with our experiences. The same is true of school. We tend to approach the idea of school in the same ways we experienced school as children. If we struggled with some aspect, socially or academically, we are not entirely surprised when our children experience the same challenges. If we loved school and everything about it, we may be disheartened to learn our children are not having the same experience. It can be challenging to entertain ideas that differ from our own experiences. Continue reading