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A Bit of Ben Wisdom

An outstanding educator and leader in educating students in San Bernardino, CA, Margaret Hill, posted a quote on her Facebook page a while back from Ben Franklin: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  Parents, you need to memorize this one!  It is easier to tell than to teach.  Lasting impact on a child’s life comes through involvement.

 

 

 

You are called parent, not be a dictator!

It is tempting at times to “lay the law down” and demand your kids “do what they are told.”   To get your child’s ownership on a decision you need to make, you need help them take ownership of the decision.   Allow them to feel that the decision is theirs– even though you clearly know what the outcome must be.  Keep your demands to a minimum.

Engage your child in the process of making good decisions.  Help your child learn how to formulate options and draw reasonable conclusions.  Work together so that the child begins to see how you think. Engagement helps your child begin to understand wise decision making processes.

 

It is test time again!

This week I’m taking a bunch of tests to see if I am learning anything.  I wish school never gave kids tests.  It seems the tests always test me on what I forgot.  Dad says I need to prepare for the tests and not worry so much.  Easy for him to say since he’s not being tested!  I’m good in math.  There are so many ways to get the same answer.  I have trouble remembering things that are taught in history.  I like science, especially when we study about insects.   The more I learn about Andy’s world, the better I understand him.  He’s an amazing little creature.  He’s smart.  I wonder if he could pass the tests I have to take this week? Wonder how much he really knows?

 

Your mission is to be a vision caster.

What is your vision and dream for your child?  Just like you, your child was born for a purpose. Each of your children are fearfully and wonderfully made.  You as the parent have the responsibility to help your child realize his portent and begin moving toward the vision you have for him.  Without effective parenting, vision is lost and life becomes empty.  You as the parent are to cast a vision for what can be and then help your little one take the needed steps in order to achieve the vision.