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Overview "Brenda A. Jenkins and Loretta J. Martin have put their fingers on--and their hearts into--the critical component, relative to improving our society. They have focused on empowering parents."--Carl R. Boyd, RThe Advice Teacher.
Publishers Description "Where do you learn how to parent in America? This is an excellent book for parents who want to be informed and empowered." Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Author, Developing Positive Images and Discipline in Black Children "Brenda A. Jenkins and Loretta J. Martin have "put their fingers on" - and their hearts into - THE critical component, relative to improving our society. They have focused on empowering parents..." Carl R. Boyd The Advice Teacher
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A very helpful parenting tool Aug 9, 2007
With today's school system being so chaotic, it is imperative that parents have resources such as He is Not Left Behind, from which to draw insight and sound information.
A Unique Guide For Parenting Jan 21, 2007
This is a unique book that challenges parents to become involved in their children's lives by becoming a lighthouse for them. In so doing, the children learn how to better navigate their lives through the complexities of today's world. Building on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the reader is asked to think of parenting in a pyramid concept. The bottom tier forms the solid foundation, the second tier prepares the child for solid bonding, the third tier prepares your child for leaving the nest and the fourth tier represents your goal of producing a legacy of healthy offspring through your child. The authors present a different approach to parenting. One that all parents can take golden nuggest from to help them become involved parents and rise to the challenge of being leaders their children can learn from and hopefully become a well adjusted, suscessful person in their family and the world.
Rekindling the Lost Art of Parenting Sep 12, 2006
As a parent you will find this book informative and empowering. The authors focus on core values for families, educators, and the community to emulate and reproduce to insure that this generation will not be left behind.
The chapters of this book include examples of successful parenting, exercises to help assimilate the material, and important suggestions for applying these principles and putting them into action to insure that your children develop their full potential.
The material on dealing with unresolved issues is of particular significance as it is an area often neglected. Self actualization and self esteem are other areas the authors have addressed with clarity and brevity. The authors ask probing questions that help the reader address attitude changes, time management, and health care.
The authors remind the reader of the important the role the "village" as an impact affecting the healthy well being of our children. This chapter includes self evaluation questions and a suggested plan for taking action steps being an example of positive change.
Case studies help bring home the importance and how to of effective and powerful communication within your family. This compact book provides the foundation for beginning where you are to take the first step toward insuring that your child is not left behind.
This is an excellent book for parents, educators, and community leaders to use as a point of reference in preparing a legacy for tomorrow's leaders, our children of today.
Responsibility for the upbringing of our children Aug 21, 2006
Reviewed by Jennifer Woodard for Reader Views (8/06)
The authors of this book are presenting the first volume that is focused on preparing and empowering parents to raise their children to live up to their potential. This small book is only about 100 pages, and easy to read. When we take responsibility for the upbringing of our children then are children can not be left behind. This book explains to parents the active role that we must take in our children's lives, and the understanding that it takes a village to raise a child. We must reach out to community, extended family, friends and churches to assist us in raising responsible and well rounded children.
Chapter One: Be a Lighthouse - We as parents must be the lighthouse that guides and points the way for our children, who are the ships. We can help to guide our children to achieve more than we ourselves were able to achieve. We must take a look at the light that we are showering upon our children, and the values that we are imparting them with. We should take a look at the skills we have to offer our children and share these skills with our kids. These are skills that can be as basic as showing our children how to cook, balance a checkbook, reading and problem solving. We can teach our children to rise above their limitations or circumstances. We can teach our children to be independent, even if they are blind, and rise above poverty.
Chapter Two: Healthy Parents - Our goal is to raise healthy children in all areas of their lives. We should take a look at our lives and make sure that we are taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, spiritually, socially and emotionally. As parents we must be healthy in all areas of our lives in order to raise our children to be healthy in all areas of theirs. We must understand and value the role that we play as parents. We should work to face our demons and not impose those same demons upon our children. The art of parenting is generational. Habits, rituals and values are passed down to our children. We must recognize dysfunctional patterns in order to break the cycle and lay a healthy foundation that our children can build upon and pass along to their children.
Chapter Three: Healthy Families - Are you children dodging bullets or chasing opportunities? The authors explain three types of systems that we raise our children within. A closed system where children are not allowed to participate in outside activities and the parents are there to watch every move the children make. This family generally has lots of secrets. In an open family system, the parents allow the children too much control over their lives and have no involvement in what the children are doing. It is easy for children in this system to follow the wrong path and be influenced by drugs, gangs and more. In a healthy family system the family is close, but the children are not smothered. They family has an open communication system and the parents are involved in the children's lives, but allow outside participation. Life is not perfect but the family is happy. The authors go on to help you access your parenting style and give you solutions to help you in the area of your shortcomings.
Chapter Four: Powerful Communications - Help you to learn to communicate in a way that the message that you are giving out, is the message that you intend for the other person to receive. The authors teach you a formula in communicating effectively and handling problems when they arise. When you are faced with a problem that involves conflict with another person we should:
1. Acquire Knowledge: Making sure that we have all of the facts involved. 2. Manage Emotions: Don't react right away, analyze your emotions and get them under control before acting. 3. Act with Purpose: Once you have acquired knowledge and analyzed your emotions, you are better able to choose an action that allows you to be in control of the situation and achieve an favorable outcome.
While I enjoyed "Glass Walls," it could have been bigger to allow the reader to carry out the exercises within the book. I would have liked to be able to write down the answers to the questions directly into the book. They also could have given more examples of how to raise the healthy children, and included resources for additional information.
Foundation! Jul 15, 2006
Book Review "He is NOT Left Behind...He is with Me! By Lillian Cauldwell In today's society, it's imperative that parents of the twenty-first century be given a set of guidelines to bring up their children. Children don't remain young or innocent any more. Our society has a tendenacy to speed things up and sweep along our children, pre-teens and teenagers with them. "He is Not Left Behind...He is with Me! is a book that slows down the tempo that most peer groups and society demands from our children. The authors Brenda A. Jenkins and Dr. Loretta J. Martin put together a foundation upon which ALL parents can build upon and improve on. I recommend this book as a sound foundation for parents to build upon and bring up their children so that they can face the world one day at a time and look forward to the remainder of their future with dignity, trust, and respect of themselves and their parents.