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My heart goes out to the single and divorced working parents. I truly understand the financial and schedule challenges for educating our children. One of the least discussed topics for future parenting is "proactive - parenting training and interventions for early parenting vs. career and academic preparation. Life doesn't give us guarantees - even for the best planned strategy. What I do know is we should sound the alarm loud and clear to teens and young adults of the realistic challenges parents face on a daily base for parenting and careers. Many parents have had to prioritize their parental obligations vs. careers until the child older years - often with great financial sacrifices, but well worth the investment. Parenting is both sacrificial and rewarding. TIMING IS KEY!
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Consquences of Unfulfilled Needs
- Want - An optional desire. No danger for existing if left unfulfilled. Emotional disappointment.
- Need - Devastating consequences if not met. All humans will seeks other options to fulfill void.
5 - Researched Levels of "Human Needs" According to Abraham Maslow
Hierarchy of Need.
- Level One - Physiological Care : Food , Shelter, Diet, Bed rest, Clothing,
Health related issues
- Level Two – Safety: Respect, Discipline, Social Laws – rewards & consequences, Safe Home & School Environment, Bulling.
- Level Three- Social: Inclusion for home and school, Love, Respect, Accountability.
- Level Four-Esteem: Self worth, Praise & Encouragement, Positive Self Esteem, Physical Support.
- Level Five- Self Fulfillment / Actualization -Personal
Achievement: Realizing personal potential.
If these NEEDS are not met, the child or individual will seek comfort from any other available source.
SCHOOL READINESS for PARENTS & CHILDREN, K-12
Level One - Physiological
Home Is Where the Heart Is
Level Two – Safety
Behavior Expectations for Effective Learning
3: The School Handbook
6: Count Up the Cost – Social Laws
Level Three- Social
Who Am I?
Homework, a Family Effort.
7: Parents: The Parents the Primary Career Coach
Level Five- Self Fulfillment / Actualization
Leadership in Action, Graduation
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Because He First Loved Me!
I have read this passage so many times before and have heard it preached just as much. Believe me when I tell you that in today’s society, sincere relationships are in the minor and are of high demand ! There is a frightening edge to assuming motives, integrity, honesty, and provision. Conversations must be strategic, intentional,and confirmed. Much of what we do must be guided by a power “greater than ourselves.” How can we trust the voice of a stranger or have confidence in the familiar? Somehow, “Because HE first Loved Me” always breathe a fresh morning fragrance to begin any day!
Demonstrated love, commitment, desires, and goals can be easily followed; In turn becomes a “Product of a Resolved Lifestyle.”
How are you pursuing your resolved lifestyle?
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"Behavior: Chemical or Emotional ?"
Many, many years ago I remember teaching a wonderful classroom of students. One male student was very respectful, but it was always a challenge to remind him each morning to not sleep during first period class. He would comply. Several years after him graduating, I met him in a local store and we began reflecting on many school events and positive class conversations. He then asked me, Ms Prowell, “Do you remember when I was always so sleepy during your first period class?” I answered, yes. He said, “Ms. Prowell - I was drunk.” I was totally taken. He (now an adult) assured me that he and his family were all well now. I must ask you, the reader- as parents and educators, “What service options are we providing students for getting back on track when their behavior and conduct has become repeatedly irrational , unpredictable, and progressive?” Is it possible that the child could be experiencing chemical dependence? Because they are minors, are there any Pro-Active treatment options available BEFORE a crime is committed? Most employers have a clause in their company’s policy that allows employees to enter voluntary treatment and after successful completion, are able to return to work. Our youth face many family and relationship obstacles. Their classroom misbehavior may not just be a discipline problem! They may NEED help that only a caring system/organization could recognize and advocate assistance.
You cannot deal with a teen’s other emotional problems, nor can they if they are self-medicating with alcohol, pot, cocaine, inhalants, crystal meth or other drugs until first they get clean and sober. After detox and rehab, it is important they keep in a 12-step recovery program like AA and NA where they learn new behavior and a new, disciplined, spiritual and honest way of dealing with themselves and others. http://www.projectknow.com/research/discipline/
. . . . Don't Call Me !
Alarming Words That Demand Critical Intervention
Some time parenting can be very stressful. Not necessarily the child, but maybe circumstances within a given day. It is obvious when parents have exhausted all areas of remediation. Many times, all parents need to say is please help me and be willing to receive the level of help that is necessary to create the desired results.
Children, I mean those eighteen year and under can be very challenging at times. Educators and other youth leaders and administrator are committed for the long hall to advocate assistance and provide academic and behavioral intervention to parents for his/her students. Parents should stay in the game and never give up! When you withdraw your support and say: "Don't Call Me" and willfully .... not attend meetings and appointments , it creates fear for maintaining a safe environment.
Parent Involvement is not an option, IT'S CRITICAL for successful students.
"School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12"
Guidance | Confidence | Positive - Results | Peace of Mind | Student Achievement | Inclusion |Results
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“School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12”
What was the greatest challenge for you and your student last school year?
What Fears do you have for the forth coming school year?
Remember: The teachers are your friends, let them help.