Dr Deborah M Vereen
As a mom, former family and consumer sciences teacher, and school administrator, I write about parenting, family, and education topics. Visit www.Drdeborahmvereen.com to view my work as a family engagement influencer & my YouTube channel!
My School Choice Is the Right Choice
Introduction For parents like me who value the PA Distance Learning Charter School along with other charter and cyber charter schools that their children are enrolled in, what is going on in the state of Pennsylvania is troubling. Governor Tom Wolf is advancing Regulation 6–349 as his agenda to change the structure of charter schools. Instead of these schools operating as independent entities as they were originally intended to, he desires for them to become more accountable and transparent. Simply stated, the Pennsylvania Governor wants the structure of charter schools to become more aligned to the uniform structure of traditional public school districts.
Shameless Things I've Done for My Daughter in the Kitchen
This How It All Started While growing up I ate everything that my mother prepared for our family to eat whether I liked the foods placed before or hated them. My father worked very hard to ensure that no meals were ever missed. Neither my sisters nor I ever told my mother what we wanted or what our preferences were. That was sometimes reserved for special occasions like birthdays. It was just customary to simply eat whatever was placed on the dinner table.
It's hard to believe that so many delightful eateries close during the period of time considered to be off-season. Small establishments in tourist areas and a lot of ice creams shops are among these places.
As soon as my bright, precocious, and happy one-year-old daughter had her first birthday party, I plopped her on the most deluxe potty-chair I could find. I was more than confident that her training would be a breeze. However, she had other plans. For the next few years, she clearly articulated precisely how she felt about my unrelenting efforts to get her toilet training completed.
Pollution Is Killing Our Planet
Introduction I live in an urban area that some often say is upscale. It is a revitalized region very close to the downtown section of the city where arts, entertainment, shopping, and dining abound. The area is within walking distance of major corporations and universities, too.
Intimacy Before Maturity
The purpose of this story is not to share statistics about the rate of teenage pregnancies over time. Instead, the purpose is to raise awareness of the long-term impact that teen parenting has on the life of these parents and to provide hope. This information remains consistent for young, unestablished adults who become parents, too.
Parents Have The Power
Introduction Sometimes the current perspective that a person has about another causes them to pre-judge them. People may pigeonhole them by assuming that their destiny is limited. This is what happens when high expectations dominate a person’s mindset. It causes them to believe in the potential of others.
Celebrate the Joy of Parenting
Introduction Life is filled with bad news these days. And the news is devastating and it’s depressing. Anxiety and fear fill the minds of humanity. Conflict at every level continues to breed mistrust.