I had a come-to-Jesus meeting with two students, one of whom allowed the other to copy his homework, spelling and factual errors included. The young man is one of my "best" students.
I made a student cry when I used the nano-second-long marriage of Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger as an example for a point I was making. She just found out her parents are divorcing.
I must talk with a student who's been out because her father was killed in Iraq.
I must speak the truth to a disabled student whose English skills are so low that she can't possibly write passing papers.
Sometimes I'm really glad when all the bad stuff lands on the same day. It'll make tomorrow look that much better.