Empowering Parents - A Resource Guide
No Child Left Behind
Most children adjust well at school but there are children who need special help.
While some parents may be educated enough to know how to help their children, there are many who need the school to advice them on programs or assistance that a child might need.
However some schools are ignoring that responsibility and very often it is up to parents to persist by asking questions until the child gets the help needed.
This article speaks about a mother's persistence to get help for her child. continue reading
Parental Alienation Hurts Children
Parental alienation occurs when one parent encourages their child to unfairly reject the other parent and this can be done in a number of ways.
Parental alienation does not discrimate, it affects all backgrounds, socio-ecnomic standing and races and it can be considered as child abuse.
It has been with us for years and although it damages children we really do not think too much about it
The video on the left helps us to understand how parental alienation can hurt our children.
The Parent's Role In Education
Education is a very broad topic and it does not begin and end in a classroom.
For many of us, going to school and going to lessons is a sure way to get good grades and therefore success in education. But is that true?
Education includes more than just classroom work and exam resutls. It includes developing your creativity and the way you live.
The video on the right gives us some insights to what parents can do to assist each child. Take some time and listen to it and take notes. You might need to listen more than once and discuss it with partners.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
Adverse childhood experiences are traumatic events occurring in the life of children and they include all types of abuse, parental mental illness, substance
use, divorce, incarceration, and domestic violence.
Childhood trauma affects the way a child thinks and his/her behaviour.
Children who suffer any adverse experiences are likely to need treatment to cope with their every day lives and to recover from the trauma. Such treatment should come from a professional such as a psychologist or psychiatrist depending on the need.