As an educator and administrator in the public school setting, I work with students from all walks of life. Some of my students come from single parent homes, some are being raised by their grandparents, and others come from a household where both their mother and father are present. There is an African proverb that states: “It takes a Village to raise a child…” When you look back over your life span, who were the people or role models that made an impression upon you? Also, with all of the social networking, cyber-bullying, teenage violence and drug abuse, how would you coach a young student in this day in time?
Question of the Day
What advice would you give a friend who is trying to raise a young woman or man in this society? Please list the top 5 things every child/student needs to have in place to become a successful individual, both internally and externally. Dr. Ricks