Fantasia proves dreams deferred are not denied

Barrino’s ever evolving story proves that a life interrupted by rape, illiteracy, pregnancy and single parenthood can still be put back on track. A period of struggle does not have to equate to a lifetime of failure. She has proven that a dream deferred is not a dream denied.

A Comprehensive Approach to Discipline – Part II: Encourage Appropriate Behavior

It is important to remember that positive reinforcement will not eliminate the need for providing consequences for negative behavior. It is to be used as part of an overall comprehensive plan for consistent and effective discipline for the overall health and strength of your family.

Why Take A Parenting Class?

A popular stance is — either you are a good parent or you are not. You cannot learn to be a good parent. Parents who have taken parenting classes, however would disagree. There is a great deal of value in taking a parenting class, no matter your situation.

I Hear You Talking…

Let’s be real. Sometimes as single parents, we find ourselves out of time. It also seems like sometimes our children can pick the absolute worst times to talk. As busy, tired, and overwhelmed as we are, it is still important to remember that children, all children, need to know they are listened to. It’s even more important for them to know that we are listening.

Raising Boys: Tip 3: Protect Your Son

As a single mother of sons, I challenge you to begin to watch television with new eyes. Pay special attention to the way men are portrayed on television these days, especially in sitcoms. You will be surprised…and not pleasantly.

Raising Boys: Tip 1 – Raise Your Son

It seems a simple concept but you would be surprised at how many of us do not get it quite right. It has been said that mothers love their sons, but raise their daughters while fathers love their daughters and raise their sons.

Single Parent Hero: Warrick Dunn

Twelve years of helping single parents secure first time homeownership! The Warrick Dunn Foundation strives to help those who are helping themselves. I learned a long time ago that you cannot be all things to all people. However, each of us can do our part to help in some small way to make our community a better place to live. As a result of growing up in a single-parent household, I have focused my charitable efforts on helping single parent families obtain first-time homeownership. I believe that homeownership is the foundation for establishing a stable and productive family environment, an environment in which children can thrive educationally, socially and economically.  (http://www.warrickdunnfoundation.org/home.php)

Warrick Dunn is  a lot of things to a lot of people. To some, he is the Running Back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. To others, he is the Founder of the Warrick Dunn Foundation. To still others, he is the oldest of the six children of a single mother who achieved greatness despite the odds. To single parents, he is a champion and keeper of dreams. 

We will be interviewing Warrick Dunn on the SingleParent411 BlogTalk Radio Show on August 7, 2009 at 11 a.m. EST. Please send us the questions that you would like for us to ask him and we will ask him LIVE on the air. Feel free to tune in, call in or join our chat room which will be open during the show.

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Dreams Deferred Are Not Dreams Denied

It was single parenthood that introduced me to deferred dreams. Putting the needs of my children before my personal amibitions, dreams and goals was the right thing to do and for that I have no regrets. However, as my children transition from dependence to independence, I have time to revisit my personal dreams that have been deferred.