Posts Tagged ‘parent’

As we move through the year quickly, I look up and notice June is upon me.  Not only is June here, but we are nearly halfway through the month, and the year for that matter.   As I realized it was nearly the third weekend in the month, the thing that was crossing my mind was that we hadn’t done a post this month.   (Don’t worry good people; we have been in the lab.  Forgive us for our delayed posts; both of us have been quite busy. )  With that said, I heard somebody make reference to FATHER’S DAY coming up, and I didn’t even realize how close it was.   Holiday’s rarely creep up on me, but this one has.   Looking at the dynamics of the holiday, I’m sure most people overlook the day.  People know weeks in advance when mother’s is coming, but for a holiday nearly a month later, it manages to fall under the radar.  For people to remember FATHER’S DAY, would imply they are celebrating a father.   Having been fatherless for years, I can see why it slipped my mind.  Since I was reminded, it got my mind wandering again.  For some reason, when my mind starts to think, I feel the need to share with everybody.  I thought about the real meaning of the third Sunday in June, entitled “Father’s Day.”  I didn’t just think about the meaning of the holiday, but the term that we use to describe the day itself.

Father is best defined “as a male parent who assumes as one’s own; take the responsibility.  Traditionally, fathers act in a protective, supportive and responsible way towards their children.”  This is how the term is ‘defined’, but is that what real happens.  Unfortunately I have to disagree, over the years we have lost the essence of  being a father, we have lost real fathers.   Essentially FATHER’S DAY has just become a second mother’s day.  A growing number of women are forced to play both the role of the mother and father.  These women get overlooked rarely receiving the acknowledgement deserved.   I applaud every woman out there, who is doing everything she can to provide for her children.  Enough praise and acknowledgement can not be offered to these ladies.  However, I am disappointed in the lack of fatherhood I continue to see as I mature. KEEP READING

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After doing my previous post, many things about education were flowing through my head.  I really started thinking about the American educational system, both the positives and negatives, and I realized we are fighting a losing battle.  Our youth are being set up for failure early and often,  and it appears the country does not seem too bothered.  I remember growing up, hearing the stories that a public school education is inferior to that of a private school, I completely agree with this more so today then back in the 90’s.  Speaking on personal experience as a person whom attended public and private schools through different stages of education, I believe my best learning experiences came from the times when I attended public schools.  My elementary and high school were great examples of when I felt my public school education was far superior to anything remotely close from a private school.  Some may argue the point that both places were ranked in the top amongst the city during my times there, which is very justified. However that does not negate the fact that my public school education served me well during my encounters in those environments.  Fast forward to 2012 and take a look in the educational system.  There are more holes and questions than missing a bad Wayne Brady joke. … KEEP READING!