Find your best voice to inspire your child to reach their aspirations. With no single or right formula to teach, reassure, or help a child, no precise age gauge for first experiences, and blurry lines between clear, obvious, and gut decisions, how can a parent know what is best or right in the course of their child’s education? Parent Voice applies thought, experience, and a developmental model for parents to follow that allows for differences in personalities, dispositions, and supporting players. Real musings give real-life examples of parents positively influencing their child’s education Reflection questions encourage engagement and application Action items offer guides for each stage of a child’s development Be the guide and advocate your child needs by finding your best parent voice. “Parent Voice describes how to handle difficult situations with the “Listen, Learn, Lead” structure, and also offers solutions to prevent them in the first place. This book teaches parents how to use their voices in effective ways and how to give their children voice.” Karen L. Tichy, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Learn: Getting in Rhythm

Learn: Getting in Rhythm

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

—Benjamin Franklin

I (RQ) experienced mindless listening (no learning) when my son Casey was in college. Casey was an excellent long-distance runner. He went to school in New York, and one season the track team had a meet at the University of Maine, close to where we lived. We were incredibly excited not only to see our son compete, but I thought it would be awesome to have the team over for dinner. Enthusiasm is great, but mine reached the point of tuning out. Casey must have said a hundred times, “Sounds awesome, but I don’t think it is a good idea because ...

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