I believe we have the responsibility to raise our children with unconditional love, acceptance, tolerance, and positive regard.
Sounds like common sense huh?! If you are a parent, then you know that it is easier said then done. Raising children into productive, empathetic, respecting adults takes tons of sacrifice and commitment. It is not for the faint at heart.
If you are a parent, I encourage (and beg) you to put your kids first in all you do. Teach them how to learn new skills, solve their own problems, and get their needs met. Their brains develop each day by what they see at home. You’re actions mold their personalities and decisions. Parents are extremely powerful in creating their children’s destiny.
If you are a teacher, I urge you to make the most of everyday with your students. The demands of education have never been greater. Curriculum needs to be taught, state tests need to be passed, and your yearly professional goal to track your effectiveness (whether fair or not) is hopefully met by the end of the school year. In addition to all of these things, your students need your attention and support to help navigate social situations throughout the day and count on you as a trusted safe person in their lives. How will you ever get it all done and make a positive difference in their lives?
My name is Barb Roba, MS.Ed, C.A.S, LMHC. I am a mental health counselor with over a decade of direct experience working with children and families, consulting with teachers, helping families, and promoting positive parenting and educational initiatives. More importantly, I am a mom. Although far from perfect, my two boys have taught me a lot over the years about what it truly means to be a parent.
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Join me on this quest as we work together to unravel and how to best raise our children…and how to maintain our sanity along the way! I encourage you to explore my no-nonsense parenting and educationally based plans to nurture our children into responsible, self-sufficient adults.