How to stop being accommodating
I understand the urge to convey that feeling into words. Your life may have a different purpose now, but your pre-kid life was an important part of your story, and your non-kid having friends are a part of that.
Don't dismiss that part of your life the way most people skip the foreward to a novel they really want to read.
Some people really want kids and are trying incredibly hard to have them.
Indicating to these people that having kids is the only way they will reach some higher level of understanding is both inconsiderate and rude.
So when "so and so" offhandedly, and perhaps awkwardly, tries to relate to your story about picking poo out of your bangs by comparing it to scraping dog shit out of the carpet, cut her some slack. It isn't that your experiences can't be a valid contribution to the conversation, but instead of a my pain is more painful than your pain approach, instead try sympathizing. When I was tired after my daughter was born, I found that pouring coffee directly into my eyeballs was incredibly useful."Not be grossed out by boogers, know who Dora the Explorer is, be happy… We've got to quit assuming that everyone is going to have kids.
Why not try using your experience as a new parent to help instead of compete? Some people don't want kids and choose not to have them.
It’s difficult to be 100% for the use of educational technology all of the time, when there are so many convincing arguments against it.
It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.
First, I should say that I am 100% guilty of all of these. I ran head first into this parenting thing, and have gladly and gratefully let it redefine me as a person.
Yet, that immediate access is changing the way students think about work and how they feel emotionally.
We’ve put together a list of some the pros and cons that surround the technology in the classroom debate. Educational technology has its plusses and minuses.