Thursday, January 28, 2016

Living with someone Else's Kids

I'm excited to share this article with you. It was in collaboration with  roomiconnect an organization that helps people consider what it means to be a roommate.  If you are considering moving in with someone else who has children, this article gives you somethings to  think about. I want to thank Nicole Hamilton and the team at roomiconnect. Let me know what you think.

Living with Kids

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Your Help would be most Valued!

At 13 years old when I first started working with kids, I fell in love with them. 10 years later after I graduated from college and started to learn about children, wards of the state who lived without their families did I start of my journey into becoming a parent development guide. It was talking to these 9, 10, and 11 year olds and hearing their stories which lead me on the path I am now on.

The last 30 years it has become my desire and my goal to help every adult become healthy,  whole, and effective in their roles as parents. 

Parents, Teachers, and Advocates has our first opportunity  to speak to a national audience at the Fathers and Families Coalition of America 17th annual National Conference. This the largest coalition in the US dealing with fatherhood for Black and Latino Dads. However, our fundraising efforts have not netted enough. We need a total of $2500 in order to go.

These funds will cover the following:

Support for our two sessions at the conference including  one on Fatherhood and Emotional I Intelligence and one for creating Parent Development Ministries in Churches, sessions materials, handouts, shipping, and travel expenses.

All donations are tax deductible you will receive a receipt now and a tax form next January. You can make your donations at the following Go Fund Me Link. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this support request!

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Teens and the Dangers of Cell Phone Bullying

There is a program in LA and many other communities where the police talk with parents and students regarding cell phones and bullying. This story, shares one such meeting. Parents need to know what is happening with their children, especially on their cell phones. One thing the officer pointed out. This form of bullying never stops there is no relief.

Parents should be actively monitoring their children's social media and cell phone usage. Make it a condition of getting a device. There are lots of apps for this process. PC Magazine has an article on good apps. There is a statistic which says 81% of teens are online daily. However, only 34% of parents are online.

Teens are in a similar in stage to two year olds. They are egocentric and think they can do things themselves. They are. Pulling away from parents in order to become their own adult person. Like a two year old teens need firm boundaries and close supervision. Though teens are older they are in no way prepared to be completely let loose. Social media is great for social interactions with friends. It is also one of the most dangerous tools in the hands of an angry or destructive teen. If you choose to let your children participate in social media supervise them on a regular basis. You are the adult, be the parent. Love your kids enough to let them say " I hate you". Let's be honest you don't always like them either!

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