When you are young, you spend a lot of your days learning how to handle big situations that don’t always make sense. Sometimes it as a small as learning to stay still when they want nothing more to fidget. However, there are also really heavy things kids have to see happen. They can see the death of a loved one or have to figure out why a family member is different than they used to be. In the last few years we have lost loved ones to addiction, suicide, and so much more. I have had to work on a big life skill with them. I have had to teach them to walk away.
With my daughter in school this year I am getting to experience some new things. One of these new things is the need to make teacher gifts. I picked up 36 mason jars for $5 at a thrift store and knew these had to be re-purposed into a teacher gift. That’s where these mason jar crafts for teachers came from.
Mason Jar Crafts for Teachers
Addiction has ripped thru my family in many ways over the last 20 years. I have lost family members and friends to death because of their addictions. I have lost friends and family because I couldn’t enable their choices. That said, I was a D.A.R.E. kid and used for a long time myself. I have had to spend some serious time thinking about how I handle drug education for kids in my house.