You Are Not A Savior

Be a champion instead.

I sat in a meeting a couple of weeks ago with a parent, sobbing on the phone about one of my students:

“I can’t save him!” she cried. “I try so hard, and do everything I can, but I just can’t save him!”

I looked at the other people at the table, and we shared her sorrow. Like her, we were trying to do everything we could for her son, only…