Parents and guardians curious what their teenager wishes they knew (but maybe doesn't tell them) should check out one of the upcoming displays located around Lakeside Upper School.
The displays will feature students' thoughts about what they wish others knew about them – including their parents and guardians, their teachers, and their peers. As part of Lakeside's work last year with Challenge Success, "we asked students to think about the parts of themselves they share readily and those they don't," says Upper School Counseling Center Coordinator Meredith Sjoberg. "Then we asked what they wish people in their lives knew about them, their lives, and their feelings."
The displays – located in the Wright Community Center (WCC), The Paul G. Allen Athletics Center, and the library – will go up for Upper School Back-to-School Night on Sept. 20 and will stay up for several weeks. "We hope it generates conversations at home and school with an increased move towards vulnerability, authenticity, and closer connections and relationships," says Sjoberg.