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I’ve talked about taking care of you first many times. But I have never found this truer than when I was faced with the sickness of a parent. Their need is so intense and your emotions so out of control, that focusing on self care goes flying out the window. When my 89-year-old mom had a heart attack this month, I gained 10lbs and lost lots of sleep in less than 2 weeks. I re-lost them quickly. What helped me change the backsliding? The road back from the chaos included going back to healthy lifestyle-exercise & good food, scheduling me time, asking for help, not asking too much of myself and pacing. Lets see if any of these success lessons can help you.
Tune in to Parent Talk Live on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm for my interview with Kimberly Hall, parent volunteer at John Hanson French Immersion School in Hillcrest Heights, has been named a semifinalist and will represent Prince George's County in the competition for the 2013 Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA). Five finalists and the statewide winner will be announced during a gala event on May 17 at Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore The Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA) Program is the nation’s first statewide initiative of its kind – recognizing parents and legal guardians for their exceptional support of public education. Parents are nominated for demonstrating significant, positive impact in their education communities.
The 2013 Parent Involvement Matters Award will be presented during an evening celebration on Friday, May 17. Five finalists and a statewide winner, selected from the 24 semifinalists, will be announced during the award ceremony to be held at Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore County.
The PIMA Program recognizes parents from local school systems across the State of Maryland, nominated for their contributions in one or more of the five areas of parental involvement: Communication; Volunteering; Learning; Decision Making; and Community Collaboration.
Have you been searching high and low for the most appropriate care for your family member? And you are shocked by the expense? Wishing that you had control over your care options?
David Petroski, Owner of Grandma Joan's will join us in conversation about home care options and the unique service offered by Grandma Joan's.
We will explore home care, live-in care as well as family care and how his service may be the answer you were looking for.
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Monthly contributor, Tony Fischer joins host Tami Neumann in a discussion on Finding Great Health Care Solutions.
Often we are tasked with finding the right health care solution during a time that is stressful, and making a decision is very difficult. Adding to this stress is the many care options available. Making the best decision for your loved one can become overwhelming.
Tony and Tami will discuss the best ways to find information and educate yourself on making the best decision for your loved one.
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Join me on Sunday, May 13, 2013 from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm for my discussion about the validity of Year Round School Calendars and Traditional School Calendars and the impact if any on student achievement. School districts around the country have begun to re-examine the benefits and challenges of extending school days and the school year. In Washington DC, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and schools chancellor Kaya Henderson are considering expanding the school day and school year as an attempt to improve overall test scores and increase graduation rates. Currently the school week for students attending the District of Columbia Public Schools consist of 30 hours, which according to Mayor Gray is simply no longer enough time. Many champions of the extended school day and year believe adding more time will increase the ability of American students to compete with their global peers. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a chief proponent of the longer school year, says American students have fallen behind the world academically.
However, there are those who do not support an extended school day or school and suggest there is little to no evidence that support an improvement in academic performance. “Opponents of extended school point out that states such as Minnesota and Massachusetts steadily shine on standardized achievement tests while preserving their summer break with a post-Labor Day school start” (Julie Carr Smyth (2013). Join me on Sunday, May 12, 2013 on Parent Talk Live, home of important educational discussions germane to parents and their communities. My guest will be Tina Bruno.
Tina Bruno is the executive director of the national advocacy organization, The Coalition for a Traditional School Calendar. Under her direction the cry of parents for a longer summer vacation has become a national issue and many states have enjoyed the passage of school start date legislation.
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Join host Tami Neumann and monthly contributor Tony Fischer as they discuss how to go about choosing the most appropriate care for their loved one.
Selecting caregivers to come into your home can be a very overwhelming task. Making sure your loved one is cared for in a compassionate and professional way, along with opening your home to strangers can create anxiety even for the most educated consumer.
Tami & Tony will share what you should ask while interviewing companies to care for your loved one.
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In this inaugural episode of Conversations in Care, host Tami Neumann will be conversing with Kathy Miller, Program and Outreach Director of Leeza’s Care Connection at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL. Leeza’s Care Connection was born out of the idea of caring for the caregiver. Join us as we learn more about founder Leeza Gibbons and the need she was able to fill when she created Leeza’s Care Connection and the plethora of empoweri
Making the decision to keep your loved one with dementia at home or to make the move into a care community is not only a difficult one, but one filled with emotion. When making this decision it is important to ask yourself some very important questions. Join host Tami Neumann as she shares with you some things that you should consider when making this decision concerning your loved one with memory loss. Join in the convers
Join Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm for Part 2 of his discussion on Teacher Attrition. Is the American teaching profession in trouble? Does the profession which serves as the gateway to nearly every occupation in the world garner the appropriate honor and importance in society today? How much of the challenges facing teachers are created by demand parents, increase student accountability and potentially poor working conditions? Tune in Sunday, April 21, 2013 for a very important discussion on why teachers are leaving the ranks of educators.
Dr. Robinson’s guest will be Gail P. Bingham. Ms. Bingham is a veteran teacher of more than 21 years and she is the author of a soon to be released book TEACHING Is The New Slavery. In her book, Ms. Bingham explores what she describes as a culture of persecution, retaliation, abuse, bullying and harassment as means to control teachers, which ultimately drives many teachers to leave the profession. Ms. Bingham suggests teacher attrition rates are to a large extent attributed to the "Pressures teachers face from administrators and other members of the community due to an expectation that teachers are solely responsible for student success and failure." She also believes the pressure and mistreatment experienced by teachers has led to tragic outcomes and simply quitting is the least of the effects on the lives of educators.
Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live will discuss teacher attrition. Why are so many new teachers fleeing the profession after so few years in the classroom? What are the challenges and issues confronting teachers and driving many to leave the profession? In the cases, when teachers do not leave many indicate they are under intense stress ranging from demanding school districts to parents. Are our teachers under fire? If so, what support do they need to provide the quality instruc