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Parent Voice
Being in Tune With Your Kids and Their School



September 2017 | 152 pages | Corwin

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



 

 
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
 
NOTE FROM DR. Q
 
INTRODUCTION: BE THE PARENT YOU WANT TO BE . . . AND THE PARENT YOUR CHILDREN DESERVE!
 
1. NOISE OR VOICE?
The New Language

 
The Responsibility of Voice

 
Mom’s Musings on Voice

 
Dad’s Deliberations on Voice

 
Tuning Into Your Own Voice

 
Now Hear This!

 
 
2. LISTEN: HEARING THE RIGHT NOTES
Listening Matters

 
Keys to Effective Listening

 
Mom’s Musings on Listening

 
Dad’s Deliberations on Listening

 
Listening: Take Action

 
Listening Through the Years

 
In Their Own Words: Advice on Listening, From Children to Parents

 
Listening for Life

 
 
3. LEARN: GETTING IN RHYTHM
Learning Matters

 
Mindful Learning

 
Learning and Interests

 
Speaking Their Language

 
Shared Adventures

 
Keys to Sincere Learning

 
Mom’s Musings on Learning

 
Dad’s Deliberations on Learning

 
Learning: Take Action

 
Learning Through the Years

 
Our Learning From Parents and Children

 
Never Stop Learning

 
 
4. LEAD: WORKING IN HARMONY WITH YOUR CHILD AND SCHOOL
Leading Matters

 
Digging Deeper

 
Developing Partnerships

 
Shared Goals

 
Keys to Leading Successfully

 
Proactive Voice at School

 
Mom’s Musings on Leading

 
Dad’s Deliberations on Leading

 
Leading: Take Action

 
Leading Through the Years

 
Our Learning About Leading

 
We Are All in This Together

 
 
5. STAYING IN TUNE WITH YOUR CHILD AND SCHOOL
Accept and Respect the Fact That Your Children Have Different Perspectives Than You

 
Parents Need and Deserve a Meaningful Role in School

 
Parenting Should Be a Priority, All the Time

 
Be Intentional

 
Be Yourself

 
 
INDEX

"Parents often struggle to find the right way to use their own voice in supporting, nurturing, and advocating for their children at home and at school. This book provides important wisdom from experienced educators that incorporates deep knowledge of children’s needs and development to help parents listen to their children, learn from them, and lead them towards becoming self-reliant adults."

Gerald Aungst, K-4 Gifted Teacher, Cheltenham, PA
Cheltenham Elementary School

"Parent Voice opens up a good dialogue between parents and educators that can facilitate better communication."

Leslie Standerfer, High School Principal
Estrella Foothills High School, Goodyear, AZ

"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

"Russ Quaglia has written a must-read Parent Voice book for every parent looking for a better understanding of positive interaction with their children, creating a better level of mutual collaboration for their own benefit. Any parent should treasure this book due to the fact of providing key information and another avenue to become reflective, introspective and better observant with their children."

Lucien Ghanem (MSHRM), Former PTSO President
Universal American School, Dubai, UAE

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