just ask jan: lessons learned.


When I think back on the times of raising children through the many years of education, certain truths stand out in my memory.  Education success depends in large part on the parent’s involvement whether helping with homework, going to parent teacher meetings, attending student concerts and/or being genuinely interested in what they are doing.

A story which illustrates this is about Ben Carson. He is the head of paediatric neuro surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. As a child, his mom knew that her children would have to learn to read and write so she made them stay in and read and do homework and then had them read to her what they wrote which they did. Years later they discovered that she could not read or write herself. Her interest was enough for them to be successful in their chosen field.

– Jan Gledhill


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