The kids are the least of our worries.
Seriously. If that sounds blasphemous in a book for concerned parents and educators (and anyone, really, who worries about “kids these days”), then I am so glad you’re here.
If you own a kid, work with a kid, or love a kid, you will find something inspiring in the pages of my book: Kids These Days. Dare I say game-changing.
During the developmental years, schools—and educators—are the most significant connection point to most every child on this continent. Our kids are okay ONLY if those of us holding them are okay.
Our Kids Are Okay!
But are our educators really okay?
I believe that most of the great educators want to make a difference. Many tell me, however, that they are finding it more and more difficult “these days” to love what they do. It’s time we did a better job of looking after them. First. Plain and simple.
This book is your game plan!
A whole collection of words that will inspire you, and that will guide you in your work, your love, and your life.
(RE)CONNECTING IT BACK TO THE START
TAMING THE CRAZY BY GETTING CRAZY
TRAUMA COMPLICATES IT ALL
GRIEF: THE GREAT EQUALIZER
5 KEYS TO (RE)CONNECTING
GREAT LEADERS BUILD A CULTURE ON RELATIONSHIPS
6 STRATEGIES TO KEEP YOU LIT!
HOW TO BRING IT ALL HOME
As a child psychologist, I have assessed, treated, educated, and empowered some of the most vulnerable and precious souls on this planet—our kids. After 15 years, I’m here to tell you that the ones who hold our kids every day, are our biggest game changers.
My mission has become to shift the way educators think and feel about the holy work they do, and to refocus us on supporting them in that work.
"Dr. Carrington provides insightful and practical ideas for educators and leaders that are designed to help them with "kids these days". Through seasoned experience and engaging stories she makes a compelling case as to why adults need to connect with our kids to help them learn and change their lives for the better forever."
Superintendent (CEO) Chinook's Edge School Division, CASS (College of Alberta School Superintendents) President 2018-19
"Dr. Jody Carrington provides a passionate, powerful and practical plan that we can all incorporate into our lives starting now. The love and dedication poured into every story, every page, every chapter inspires us to want to do better and be better for ourselves and for the kids we hold dear."
Elementary School Teacher extraordinaire, Kindnesscapes Creater, Ellen Show recognized