The book, Your Mother Wears Combat Boots by Williams E. Wilson
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I like the candor William Wilson uses in describing his encounters at the school for troubled teens in Detroit. I can only imagine the trepidation he experienced as a new graduate stepping into the trenches with these maladaptive teenagers as a first job; these adolescents had been thrown out of other schools not once, not twice but at least 3 times before being sent there.
William struggles to find innovative ways to reach these kids. His efforts eventually seed success as a teacher-student learning environment resurrects in his classroom.
He spends 3 years at the school teaching and although this time is short lived, he finds his way through the turmoil and positively influences the boys. Not only does he make his mark but also his students make a mark by instilling lifelong impressions upon him gifting invaluable insight for his career as a psychologist. His time with the boys made William want to work in the human services field helping to perhaps proactively counter the affects of poverty, broken homes, inner city hardship and other adversities kids face.
He practiced in the field for over 30 years before retiring and pursing his passion in photography and now as an author.
I encourage you to click here to purchase his book. Be sure to use the link otherwise you might mistakenly purchase one authored by someone else. William Wilson’s will be a heartfelt read!