Remember: You Can Talk About It

Hi there, readers! Following a team meeting, it became apparent that student Z needed an intervention to reinforce her ability to speak up when something is bothering her. As a female pre-teen, puberty is beginning to take effect, and Z is becoming aware of topics and conversations shared by peers about pubescent issues — which subsequently makes her extremely uncomfortable. However, she is currently choosing not to express her discomfort in the environment in which it is occurring, instead waiting hours later until arriving home to unload her pent-up frustrations — manifesting in emotional meltdowns.

So, in collaboration with her teachers and support staff, we arrived at the decision to create a song to address this current personal obstacle. We wanted to make sure the notion of being able to talk openly with her teachers was driven home within the song lyrics. The current implementation plan in the classroom is to have Z listen to a recording of the song each morning upon arrival at school or before her scheduled daily chat with her homeroom teacher.

The lyrics & audio are posted below. I’m currently fighting the last stages of a cold, so I apologize for the sub-par recording!

AUDIO: Remember: You Can Talk About It

Remember: You Can Talk About It

When someone that says something that worries you

Or makes you uncomfortable

Just remember: You can talk about it

With your teachers at school

You don’t have to hold it in

You don’t have to let it bother you

Just remember: You can talk about it…

At school

When you hear something that bothers you

Or makes you feel anxious

Just remember: You can talk about it

With your teachers at school

You don’t have to hold it in

You don’t have to let it bother you

Just remember: You can talk about it…

At school

It’s alright, it’s okay

To share your feelings

It’s alright, it’s okay

To share what you’re thinking

Just remember: You can talk about it…

At school