Being a high school teacher affords me many opportunities to help teens handle life. And loss. It is at once: enlightening, encouraging, painful, and honest. Emotions are raw, understanding often limited, and nearly all experiences are 'firsts.' Sadly, some, like birth and death, become second- and third-time experiences for a few. Being there, with a shoulder, a safe place to cry, … Continue reading Helping Teens Handle Life. And Death.