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Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, single motherhood is now becoming the new “norm”.
This prevalence is due in part to the growing trend of children born outside marriage — a societal trend that was virtually unheard of decades ago.
About 4 out 10 children were born to unwed mothers. Nearly two-thirds are born to mothers under the age of 30.
Of all single-parent families in the U.S., single mothers make up the majority. We will go over this plus a big announcement give a way from Avenue 4311 Store for singles mothers
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Is there a difference in being a single parent and being a parent that is single?
Is there a way to set aside our differences for te sake of raising healthy children?
Should we do more talking before deciding to have sex?
At the end of the tug of war, called marriage...who is the real loser?
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What is an Indie Parent?
Indie Parents are moms and dads who are self-employed, entrepreneurs, followers of passions and require a flexible lifestyle.
In this episode, Amy Bellgardt and Desiree Fawn discuss the definition of an Indie Parent as well as share their personal stories and journeys that lead them to this unique lifestyle.
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Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discusses Black Males and Dyslexia with his guest Shawn Anthony Robinson.
BIO: Shawn Anthony Robinson, M.Ed, is a doctoral candidate at Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the Literacy and Language program. His concentration is on giftedness and dyslexia. Robinson brings a wealth of academic experience, training and knowledge about the psychological development of dyslexia, especially among Black males who have not tapped into their gifts because of their misdiagnosis and inability to read or spell. He is an emerging national speaker, and one of few scholars in the United States with a research focus on the scholarship, theory and literature addressing theoretical or psychological frameworks investigating twice-exceptional Black males who have dyslexia.
Practitioners working with gifted Black males with dyslexia must understand how these students navigate educational systems, understand their unique learning styles, and how they construct knowledge through different sociocultural experiences, which are associated with their self-perception, self-esteem and sense of identity.
Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discussed the challenges, risk and benefits for the student athlete that decides to become a college walk-on with with Rick Allen, Founder and CEO Informed Athlete (IA).
Rick Allen was one of the first full time NCAA compliance directors in the country. He worked on-campus at two major Division I universities for over 25 years before transitioning to consulting with athletic departments around the country. Because of his many years of hands-on experience working with and interpreting the NCAA rules, he has a thorough understanding of how they work, how they are implemented, and how they overlap. He explains the rules in a way that helps parents and athletes thoroughly understand what the rules mean and how they apply to their unique situation.
His credentials include:
25+ years experience working directly with NCAA compliance rules and procedures at two major DI Universities.
Current member, past President and board member of National Association for Athletic Compliance.
Conducts compliance reviews at athletic departments of NCAA member institutions throughout the U.S.
Consults with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership.
Consults on compliance rules and issues with private companies who provide services to athletes and/or NCAA member institutions throughout the U.S.
Stays current with NCAA, NAIA, and NCJAA recruiting, eligibility, scholarship, and transfer trends, practices, and rules.
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Traveling for work...working two jobs...going to school...or just plain trifling! The world we live in has so many reasons why married couples are spending more time apart than together. This becomes an even greater challenge when children are in the mix. Join us as we talk with "The Stiletto Mom" Neneh Diallo about her views on married single parenting and how to maintain your marriage and your sanity through it all!
Are parents who aren't married influencing people who want to get married to remain single?
Many people who think about having children want to get married. It's the traditional way of raising a family, it often eases the pain of managing finances, children are said to be better adjusted in a household where there are two married parents and the fit into society seems to be a good one for married people.
Many parents who are not married make ways to make a decent living and provide for their children financially, emotionally and educationally. Some fair better than their married counterparts.
Some single parents are eligible for assistance programs such as grants to send their children to private schools. This can be the case even if they make a decent wage. Is that fair to married couples?
What are some things that single parents benefit from that married parents might not get?
What about the stigma of having multiple children by different moms or dads? Why do some find it easier to deal with this stigma than others do?
With so many single parents in our communities nowadays, is being a single parent a big deal anymore or has it become something that we've come to expect and accept?
There are many people who refuse to have children without being married and others who refuse to date anyone who has kids. Is that right?
Is being married a badge of honor?
Is being a single parent unacceptable?
All my single parents should come out for this one whether you like being single or not because this one is gonna be hot! Tell your story and how you feel.
Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Lives discusses the value of universal access to Literacy and Digital Literacy for all public school students. His guest is Ms. Karuna Skariah a National Board Certified Teacher, Maryland State Certified Teacher with Prince George’s County Public Schools, the 17th largest school district in Maryland.
Karuna Skariah is a National Board Certified Teacher, Maryland State Certified Teacher, and a teacher leadership coach. She has been an educator for twenty years. As a Maryland State Department of Education National Board Teacher Leadership Coordinator, she mentored teachers through the National Board Certification process with much success. She has an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and English Literature. Karuna’s Equity Initiative for the students of Prince George’s County Public Schools advocates for literacy and digital literacy for every student. She advocates for 21st century college and career preparedness by providing crucial infrastructure of reading, technology and library/media teachers in every school. Karuna has been trained in the Common Core State Standards and continues to provide professional development workshops for public and private school educators. Her expertise lies in education performance management, school needs assessment, and teacher training with a concentration on Common Core. Her workshops focus on effective educational change through teacher driven discussions, trainings, and data driven planning. She provides teachers with best practices tools on how to generate critical thinking skills. As an adjunct professor, Karuna has taught graduate courses on teacher leadership at the National University, California.
Do you know where your child or Children are at?
Do find it hard to work and bring enough home to support your kids?
Do you have good Support system in place for you and your Children?
Who do you have to lean on when they chips are down?
What does the picture look like with both parent in the home and only one is training the kids?
What can you do to keep your children positive in the times are Change?
Do we have to be of the same race , class, or demographics to lend a helping hand to one another?
What brings you sadness?
How do help our Sons become Men ?
How to raise Our Daughters to be Women?
What tools have you give your children to be young adult and not to give to peer pressure?
Did your parent skills influence your skills as a parent?
How to talk to our babies ?
How to talk to our children?
How to talk to young Adult/teenagers?
How important is the Elders in our Parenting Factors?
Do know I what to say about Sex, Drugs, Racism, Classism, Prejudice of any kind?
What is accetable punishment for children to Young teenager?
We are prepare to answer thes questions. I will Single Parents and Parents to come give you guidelines from Experience and see where their Children are and doing today. The Experts are about to weigh in on this.. Bring your pencil... Makesure you call in for this show...
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This month on Purpose Living Radio we will highlight MOTHERS who are living in their purpose! Not only are they mothers, some are wives, some are doing it alone, some are even working full time AND working 9-5s. This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Keithra Morley and Marcella Moore.
Keithra L. Morley is a wife, mother, an entrepreneur and the Founder of The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Bahamas. She seeks to empower the youths and young adults of her generation to believe in themselves and create opportunities to achieve their goals and dreams. Her interests are reading, writing, dance and mime, she also enjoys mentoring young girls and learning new information and skills. She currently released her first book 'Confessions of a Woman Saved by Grace' early 2014. She is married to Ta-Shaughn Morley and they have 3 beautiful kids, Ahmad,Tajhanae and Tajhanique. They reside in the beautiful islands of The Bahamas.
Marcella D. Moore affectionately known as "Cella D" has been inspiring and empowering women for more than two decades. Marcella is an inspirational speaker, author and mentor who loves to speak life and encouraging words to others. Through workshops, seminars and tele-conferences she uplifts members of her audience with powerful words that inspire them to reach new heights.
She is the founder and facilitator of the weekly Motivate and Pray empowerment call and the monthly “Caring for the Caregiver” support call. Both calls serve as a resource for motivation, inspiration, empowerment, encouragement and prayer. Marcella is also the co-author of the recently released “Tainted Elegance: Simply Beautiful” book; a book that gives women the courage to say “I love who I am.”
It is some thing we hear about often. And it is usually considered to be a beneficial concept. Many, if not most, of us value and possibly use it as a criteria for picking their respective mates. But is this an overblown philosophy or way of thinking? Is the merit to this notion of children raised with both of their parents, and or even in healthy two parent homes, are make for more healthy mates in adult relationships?
Do people raised in single parent homes have unrealistic expectations of how their mate(s) and relationships are suppose to be? Do they have a lack of patience when their respective expectations are not lived up to? Are you able to tell if a person (specifically a woman) was raised without their father immediately? Does the lack of seeing both parents living together create serious incompatibility issues in those of us who did not have the luxury?
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