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Parent Voice
Being in Tune With Your Kids and Their School



October 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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