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Parents needed for meeting

Parents hold the key to the success of their children. Many parents, though, have tossed those keys aside or lost them, never to pick them up again.

Today the task of educating and disciplining students falls to schools, while many parents drop the ball and cease interaction with teachers.

Parents and society are quick to spread blame on the education system for the poor showing in the classrooms, while avoiding involvement with their children and their schools.

Responsibility must be the first step in parent’s walk into adulthood, parenting and discipline, not allowing the ‘hood” to raise their children.

It takes more than a village to raise a child.

Don’t shirk the responsibilities of parenthood, letting your children down and seeing them fall through the cracks of society.

Pulaski County parents have an opportunity next Saturday, Sept. 24, to learn about and talk about student success during a session at Pulaski County High School.

Let’s Talk About Student Success” is a collaborative discussion on several topics aimed to help parents assist their children in areas such as social media, Internet safety, homework, substance abuse issues, bullying, academics, technology and other areas.

Superintendent Dr. Robert Becker said it “is essential that schools and parents partner together” so students can be able to attain their full potential.

Nothing is more essential than cooperation, participation and understanding.

Too much blame is flung at schools, administrations and teachers whose hands are tied when it comes to discipline.

Parents, change your schedules, if necessary, and plan to participate in the future of your children.

Help open the lines of communication, meet people who work with and teach your children, discuss concerns and ask questions.

Participate, don’t agitate and delegate. Be involved at 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and the session at 9.



One Response to Parents needed for meeting

  1. Karen Graham

    September 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I sincerely hope that a lot of parents turn out for this meeting on the 24th. Having already raised a child, and now involved with a high school aged grandchild, I can’t stress enough the importance of being there for your children.

    Today’s world is a lot more complicated than it was when many of us older folks were kids. But, a few things have not changed. Children still need someone to look to for learning how to be good citizens and stewards in this world of ours. They still need boundries on their behavior. And, most important, they need to know by words and action that they are loved and an intergal part of the family.

    So, yes, please take the time to go to the meeting, for your children’s sake, and learn how you can be a partner with your child’s teachers, and a more involved parent for your child.

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