As you probably already know, my dearly beloved is
an Agriculture Education Instructor.
aka FFA Advisor.
Back in 1989, the Future Farmers of America
became politically correct and changed
to Agriculture Education....instead of Vo-Ag.
Their creed used to say,
"I believe in the future of farming..."
Now....it is agriculture.
If you have anything negative to say about
farming, you'd better not say it with a mouth
full of food......or any clothes on your back......or
in a house/building....
Do you realize that a lot of schools are cutting back on
Agriculture Education to make way
for more COLLEGE-BOUND classes.
If YOU believe in the future of AGRICULTURE/FARMING,
you will make sure that your local
school keeps their program.
Not every child HAS to go to college to become a
productive citizen and it is time we appreciate
I have a college degree in education.
I stayed home with my child for a year and had
an in-home child care.
I only had 3 of 7 children allowed.
I made $200 LESS than I did as a teacher.
What would I have made if I carried a FULL load?
College isn't for everyone, so why are we
making them take higher-level classes
when they can't even reconcile their checkbooks?
I see day after day, children who have so much homework
they have no outside life.
They can define biology terms, but can't wash a load of laundry.
They can make an awesome science fair project, but can't sew on a button.
They can read a required book, but know nothing about fixing a stopped up drain.
We as parents are just as guilty.
We micro-manage our children.
I see it every day.
Give a group of children some free-time on a playground
and watch what happens....FIGHTS, BULLYING and BLANK LOOKS.
They don't even know how to PLAY anymore unless
it is totally structured and micro-managed.
If they don't have 3 hours of homework, they have 3 hours of sports practice....
because we ALL know that they can one day make it BIG.
(insert eye rolling)
Parents, you are TEACHERS whether you have a degree or not!
You need to be a TEACHER and not a DOER!
Take time to TEACH your child some basics, don't DO IT for them!
Yes, it is easier to do it yourself.
Yes, it does take time to teach.
Yes, the rewards are endless.
You will have a child who becomes INDEPENDENT!
Why are we so afraid of that word when it comes to
What happened to giving them roots AND wings?
Instead, we put their feet in cement blocks
and more or less throw them to the bottom of the ocean.
What happens if something happens to YOU?
See where the cement blocks are going to get them.
Stop letting the "world" dictate what your child needs!
If your child already has everything by the time they get out on their own,
why would they want to WORK to get stuff they already have?
CEMENT BLOCKS or WINGS?
What does YOUR child have?