Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S.

Preparing Achievers Reaching Excellence Nurturing Talents Successfully

by Terry L. Dismore



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/9/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781524688097
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781524688103
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781524688080

About the Book

Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S (Preparing Achievers Reaching Excellence Nurturing Talents Successfully) was written to fulfill a need in me and to share with other parents. Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S is my concerted effort to acquaint and empower parents with information to become informed decision makers for themselves and their families. The book Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S should be viewed as a resource to explore the possibilities of what life has to offer. Parents are hardworking people wearing various hats for the success of their children. Parents often neglect themselves while providing necessities for their families. The daily bombardment of information to pick and choose from offers colliding initiatives. My goal is to help parents make a difference in their lives and, ultimately, in the lives of their children. Please partner with me and believe the words written are designed to take you places and show new perspectives about living successfully. Effective partnerships require vision, leadership, purpose, understanding, and commitment. When we as parents are informed, a higher level of engagement and consciousness evolve. Picture us sitting at the kitchen table exchanging information on the same frequency of understanding. There is no judgment in this space, only mutual sharing, respect, and appreciation. Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S is here to motivate, encourage, and inspire you with real success-thinking activities. Reading Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S (Preparing Achievers Reaching Excellence Nurturing Talents Successfully) is requesting that you institute the seven letters, seven words, and seven ideas for you to become a responsible thinker for your family. Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S will challenge you to write and live your story through a positive lens, unique to you and your family. The interactive activities will permit you to write and exchange dialogue between you, your children. Thank you for being a change agent. This is one mother, teacher, mentor, motivational encourager, talking mother to mother. Armed with research, my thesis, scientific principles, and biblical principles, Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S was birthed. Research has documented that staff development for teachers improve the educational outcome of students; therefore, the same principles hold true for parents. P.A.R.E.N.T.S is your staff development written expressly for you. In real estate, when searching for a home, you ask the realtor how to find a house in a good community with great schools and a safe environment and receive the most value for your investment. The realtor replies, “It’s location, location, location.” When asked, “What is the best way to parent?” my reply is “Parents parenting, parents parenting, parents parenting will render the best success.” Thank you for allowing Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S to be your blueprint and navigational compass for life-affirming achievement. Enjoy heartwarming and sometimes gut-wrenching interviews with women who were willing to share their stories with me and now you.  Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S is here to be of service. Together we can change the future and make it a better tomorrow by what we do today.

About the Author

Initially, Terry Dismore was pursuing her professional career as a health care administrator at a prestigious New York hospital. After the birth of her children, however, her focus and disposition yielded to the call of motherhood. Terry recently moved from New York to a small town in North Carolina. Her home is surrounded by a forest, providing the perfect idyllic surroundings in a picturesque community bursting with nature, which is perfect for dreaming and writing. In her leisure time, she likes to take long walks, solve puzzles, travel, read, eat ice cream, watch romance movies, and dance like no one is watching. Terry has a master’s degree in Elementary Education and a New York state certification in Education Administration and is a certified DreamBuilder Coach. She has more than thirty years’ experience as a parent. For thirty-six years, she worked with a diverse population of students and parents. Terry has a passion for workshop curriculum, developing and implementing parent-based lectures. Terry’s workshop topics are formulated from her thesis, “Parental Involvement and the effects linked to Academic Achievement,” and bridge the gap between home and school, fostering academic excellence, social development, parental involvement, empowerment, and encouragement for everyone. Terry is ready to lead the way in a discussion highlighting the pivotal role women play in today’s society while raising children. She appeared on a parenting edition of 20/20; has received awards for workshop presentations; has developed mentoring programs, community tutorial services, international programming for cultural awareness, museums created for children by children, and a science research program; has provided children’s books for a library in Africa; and more. Becoming a new mom was nervous and puzzling for Terry, and she realized that everything comes with instructions except children. When her parenting journey began, there was little to no information. Terry’s quest was always to provide her children with the best tools possible for them to do well in school and in life. Her philosophy and mission statement have been honed and refined over the years while she raised three children and worked with students and parents in a diverse community. She comes to serve parents and children with the hope of a better future. That future begins with you. Terry refers to herself as your ME (motivational encourager), guide, and certified DreamBuilder Coach. Writing Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S. was emotionally cathartic and life-affirming for her. You’ve invited to join her in leadership, purpose, vision, and commitment to a better future. She has a driven desire and mission for the best possible outcome for families. She is doing what mothers do best, and that is to share information for the good of us all. Calling All P.A.R.E.N.T.S. is a resource of information for increased parental awareness and involvement.