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My child is a very bright all A & B student at a Public School with a "ten" great schools rating. I love this school for many reasons, but mostly because it has Project Lead the Way [Class that only teaches an Engineering Curriculum built into their daily class schedule course load]. We are a Black family in a predominately white area. We feel culture and diversity are very important. Because my child does not get the requisite cultural/diversity experience at his school, we look outside of the school for extra-curricular activities. My favorite parenting memories occur daily, as I see my child grow and improve. My pet peeves are school uniforms, parents who are overbearing, and don't give their child needed independence to develop into a productive adult (homeschooling). On the other hand, I also dislike when parents are not involved enough in child-rearing, also impeding proper development. Another pet peeve are children not getting enough exposure to giving back and community involvement, and children who play video games all day. I get excited about anything that helps my child improve. this improves core subjects, language, and extracurricular activities. Regardless of how well my child does, I know there is always room to improve. Activities during the week include [depending on the time of year] Soccer, Baseball, taekwondo, Equestrian team, Polo team, jumping [equestrian], sailing, flying [single engine planes], swimming, Civil Air Patrol, First Lego League, MathCounts, ski club, golf, or boys and girls club. Saturdays my child has either a program geared for Black children, [i.e., NSBE Jr., Kappa League etc.] and/or music ministry [plays trumpet in Church band]. Sunday is Church.
Post in: how to react when your kid uses the "f' word January 13, 2010
I, like several others, don't understand the significance of you indicating the children are being raised by single parents. People could just... More »
Post in: Kids obsession with material things... December 1, 2009
dorit, VERY good ideas! We already started this on Thanksgiving, we switched it up a bit and worked with a shelter that had children... More »
Post in: Kids obsession with material things... November 19, 2009
that's great. I may have to do something more "extreme" because we do meals on wheels every Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, and homeless shelters... More »
Post in: condoms at school November 9, 2009
Mykidsfirst, you have it right. Because in a PUBLIC school you will have kids of all levels of morals and religion, so exactly whose... More »
Post in: condoms at school November 7, 2009
I DO NOT agree with kids having sex [even in high school] but let's be real people, kids are going to do what they want to do with or WITHOUT a... More »