I think fixing misnamed given the spirit of the article and discussion. The popular narrative is all about "fixing" and it frustrates me, especially given my time with these nine California districts this week. Here's why.
Can you imagine if a loved one or co-worker told you that your teeth were yellow and they were disgusted by your hairy armpits? You'd be indignant, at the very least, but when a child says it, we find their candor refreshing and downright cute!
There's no reason why they can't find talented 18- to 20-year-old actors to play angst-ridden roles. It would make the stories that much more credible as the actors age in the course of the series length.
You know darn well that they're lying to you or hiding something. It can be very hard to take, much less comprehend. Let's face it: of all of the behaviors kids are prone to, lying can especially sting.
Instead of thoughtlessly accepting a situation, I ask myself, "What's the problem? What's the problem?" and often by forcing myself to understand the exact nature of the problem, I identify a solution.