Friday, June 17

Thinking Outloud... CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP!

I'm at that age in my life where I think a lot.... and I normally think a lot, so my thinking has just increased dramatically, lol. After I'm don't thinking, I think to myself, do other people think this? Well.... do you? I often conclude my thought with "The world would be a better place if everyone just thought like me!"


Change gears a bit... I recently saw a documentary and although I really enjoyed it there was one part that got me pretty upset. This "Doctor," I believe she was, said that children in low income families have a vocabulary that is thousands of worse less than children who grow up in a family that is well-off.

And I guess I'm not mad at the "Doctor," but mad at the parents, or society or God, because does the Bible not say not to let others see that you are "poor" or "hungry?" Yet, we often see those children and families and we automatically know and sometimes assume that they are low-income. Yes, they might not afford the same tuition-based schools or fancy daycare's and expensive trips, but we should make the most of what we got and not be so down in the dumps because we are poor. We have each other
and we have so much public assistance, libraries, free education, friends and family who can enrich our lives!

Just because you are poor doesn't mean you have to eat alphabet soup 7 days a week! Just because you are poor doesn't mean you can walk into the library and check out books and movies (FOR FREE!). AND, just because you are poor doesn't mean you have to choose to pay for INTERNET rather than saving that money to treat your family on vacation!

I know it can be hard for someone with no job or no car to put a smile on your face, but our children, your children are watching you! They are watching how you deal with the challenges that you face every moment of everyday!

"It takes a village to raise a child"

============================

Not sure if this post made any sense... but I hope you have a great weekend! I take every opportunity that is thrown my way to teach my girls something, whether it be a new word or experience and you don't have to be rich to do that! My girls (all 3) are enrolled in a wonderful school and one of their motos'
is "CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP!"


Above is a photo that I took at our local library. They are having a FREE Summer Reading Program with special guests and activities for the kids almost everyday! It is so sad that this is the only time that the library is full. Even then, the parents are on their cell phones most of the time... They are only 5 years old once! #ENDRANT

No comments:

Post a Comment

What do you have to say?

Labels

#flatschallenge #gotitfree #MAAM #mam #momfail #teamannies #wbn2013 2015 2016 2weekchallenge 30 day challenge 31days 365 Project 4th of july 6 week challenge 9/11 a time to give ABE about me advice All About Me annaleah announcement baby baby led weaning baby wearing BAMBOO PINK beauty behavior bento birthday birthday bash blog blog award blog everyday blog hop blog party blogging carnival Blogorama 2011 bluebonnets bogo book club book review bootcamp breakfast business bzzagent c25k cafemom carnival CD challenge challenge children christmasfacebookchallenge clearance clever girls cloth diapers combo loco contest corn maze coupon coupons craft credit CTWW CVS daddy daybook deals n steals diaper tip tuesday DIY diy toddler do something donate dvd review earth day easter eco friendly Eco Nuts eco-friendly education eliada enter to win event events everyday living exercise extra entries fabulous mami facebook fall family family-friendly farmers markets fashion series favorite feature first blog post first day of school fitness fluff talk thursday following friday foo food for mom for the home free freecycle frontera audubon frugal fun in the sun garden gardening gcdc gift cards gift ideas give giveaway gmo gmo-free going green event green green detergent green tip tuesday guest post halloween harlingen haul health healthy healthy tuesday HEB help hiking hispanic history hol holi holiday home remedy homemade Homemaker Monday hot topics how to Hubs ibotta icecream idea ihop improving birth improvingbirth.org improvingbirth13 influenster instagram internet jarritos job just write kid-friendly kindness krgv labor day latinfoodfest13 lenten recipe life update linky lists litter free lunch challenge local lowe's lunch Make a wish making memories mam mamapedia mamasource mamavation mamavation tv march against monsanto match match-up me time meme menu menu plan monday mexican mfp milestone moby MOM ACROSS AMERICA mom bloggers club mom life mom of 3 girls momsmeet momtv monday must-sees mother movie mtv music my girls my life my style my time myblogspark mystery shopping newborn week news no internet o2o odd topic tuesday offer online oprah organic organize organizing challenge other pampers parenting people's climate march periscope permaculture personal photography pinterest play time plus size points pottytraining pregnancy pregnancy journal press release pro life project lunch box challenge purex purex fresh bluebonnet purex insiders q and a reading list real diaper week rebate recipes recycle religion remedies resolution restaurant restaurant reviews reuse revew review reviews rewards rgv right to choose sale saturday save say hi sunday scentsy school series shespeaks shopping social insiders south texas sparkle people speech therapy sponsor sponsored spring break sprouts staycation suggestions summer summer blog challenge Sundays in my city sweepstakes texas thanksgiving the view thursday night special tips toddler toddler talk thursday toddler trouble toddlers tv twitter twitter moms twitter party TX Summer unadvertised deals upcycle update vacation valentines VEDA vicky's deals video Vlog VLOGGING PROMPTS vlogmas vma vote wahm walgreens waste free wedding wednesday wisdom week of green weekly deals weight weight loss wendy's weslaco win winners wool Wordless Wednesday world book night world food day writers workshop writing promps writing prompts WUC year in review yoga young living youtube ytmm yvette zero waste week