The influence of parents

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I hope that everyone has plans for this weekend and that they are all good and well.
It’s time for me to introduce our president Donna J. Jodhan and today Donna talks about the influence of parents. 
Happy weekend to you all.
The influence of parents
By Donna J. Jodhan
Believe it or not, parents still hold a very big influence over our kids and it practically starts at birth.  Kids may not want to readily admit it, but the influence of their parents dominates for at least their formative years.
The formative years are when attitudes, likes and dislikes, and preferences are formed.  The formative years are when minds are most receptive and when beliefs, desires, and dreams are formed.  Given all of this, would it not be a great idea for us to start instilling good manners and attitudes into our kids as early as possible?  To teach them how to interact with the less fortunate, the disabled, and the elderly?
Should we not be introducing those lessons of decorum and healthy attitudes into our classrooms at the earliest level of education?  When the young minds are just ripe for learning, when they are pure and untouched by society’s biases?  Should we not be involving parents at the earliest of stages to use their influence to mold young minds into healthy minds?
There is a famous saying that reads “straight out of the mouths of babes.”  So now, we should build on this saying by molding our kids to become more respectful of others.  More accommodating of the needs of others.  More understanding and more compassionate.  Just my two cents for today.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.
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Donna Jodhan is an award winning blind author, advocate, sight loss coach, blogger, podcast commentator, and accessibility specialist.
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