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Not exactly light reading, but if youre looking for a good read on the hows and whys of getting involved with your childs school, this parent involvement Q&A with a Connecticut districts parent involvement coordinator captures all the angles. Good stuff....

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Parent Involvement Q & A

Posted by: Tim Sullivan on Sep 02, 2008 in PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement


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Not exactly light reading, but if you're looking for a good read on the hows and whys of getting involved with your child's school, this parent involvement Q&A with a Connecticut district's parent involvement coordinator captures all the angles. Good stuff.
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  1. Posted by - confused mom on Sep. 24, 2008

    I have a teenage son. As all teenagers he too is aggressive, revolting. My husband and I have different views of bringing up our teenage child. I would like to give him a chance to grow but at the same time I am scared if he is doing the right thing. I do keep an eye

    My husband is a type where he likes to keep strict rules and restrict him doing things he likes to do. He nags a lot which is affecting our relationship as well as our teenage son's. For eg. He saw some comments and teenage actions in our son's Facebook and he overreacted. I had already seen it and was calm hoping I would bring up the topic and talk about it to our son. Now he set a rule that he is coming home immediately after school - "No Hangouts".

    I have tried to explain that is not the way to treat a teenager. But he feels that I am the one who is spoiling him. In no way can I convince him and now I am frustrated. I want to do the best for my son so he could enjoy as well as do good at school. Could you please post an article with more of "how to handle teeange kids".

    Thanks
    Confused Mom.
  2. Posted by - Darryl on Sep. 09, 2008

    My son is in Kindergarten. His teacher wanted us to tell the story of how my family came up with my name. The story starts of like this. My name Hunter came from a young girl whose name is Amanda (my birthmother). She said to my mom and dad that she likes the name Hunter. So that was the name mom and dad gave me. It turns out to be the right name for me bacause I love going outside and playing all day when I can.
    When it comes to telling stories about how my family came up with my name or drawing the family tree, that you are hitting and area in our family that is/or maybe different from the other kids in his class. We do not hide the fact that Hunter is adopted since birth. He may not understand what adoption means, and he does sometimes ask us where he came from. We do explain to him (in a child's way to understand), where he came from and how, but only when he asks us about it. He does know that we are his mom and dad. But we also explain to him who his birthmother and birthfather are as well.
    Is there any books that we can read to make it easier to explain adoption to a kindergartener and one that will explain it to them at their age now (5) and will continue to explain at different levels at age 6, 7, 10, 13, 16 or till they are 18.

    Thanks,

    Darryl and Lisa

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