Letters to editor

Parents are role models

By From page A11 | March 14, 2014

Parental involvement at home as well as at school is extremely critical to our children’s success in reaching their educational goals throughout their lives and will assist in developing positive community relationships.

A link to this home experience is very important to your children’s future. Become a school partner or volunteer and your reward will be observing the difference you have and can make in other students lives, as well as supporting our teachers and getting acquainted with your child’s classmates, parents and community volunteers.

We must strengthen our family ties, get to know our neighbors, children’s friends and their families. Plan a family night at home, where communication takes the lead while children discuss problems, do problem-solving and play games. Discuss issues facing children at home or school and also go over family rules concerning home and school.

Everyone needs to have a sense of positive personal power, not to control others but to have impact on their own life, which should start early in life in healthy ways of making positive choices. We must all provide our children with a healthy sense of self-worth, which will allow our children to recognize and react positively to the good that exists in our world.

Our parents and community members should work together to alleviate any neighborhood crisis that we are confronted with and realize that it affects all of us. We must come together toward a resolution to save our youths’ future and others as we work toward a resolution to return our community to calmness.

All of this could happen if we developed small-community meetings with everyone voicing their concerns about safety issues while developing a community resolution.

Delores Da’Venport


Letter to the Editor


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  • CD BrooksMarch 14, 2014 - 7:05 am

    Delores, could not agree more! We made our home an "open house" for our kid’s friends and we developed relationships that last to this day some 20 years later. Most evenings, dinner at our house might be ten kids sitting around visiting sharing stories and having fun. We always knew where they were...here, doing homework, studying, sleeping over or just hanging out. We knew their parents and their parents knew us and where to find them! A few of them even lived with us for awhile for varying reasons. They are all successful now living good lives. You don't have to go to those lengths, but honesty, a firm set of rules love and support are the best tools available!

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  • The MisterMarch 14, 2014 - 7:42 am

    Very true, Delores; parents are role models. Too bad all the good modeling that parents do is subverted by government-run schools and popular media.

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