Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How to Build a Daughter You Can be Proud Of


I only know this mom second hand, but I know her daughter. And I keep learning more about what this mom is doing to make her daughter successful. And the more I know, the more I respect her.

She doesn't have a computer, but she gets on the blog at work, just to see what is going on in her daughter's class. When she reads a post about a struggling child, she relates it to her struggles. She tells her daughter about mistakes she made. And she comments with advise for a struggling child, because she cares. She doesn't try to hide her mistakes. She uses them to help teach her daughter about making good decisions.

She has talks with her daughter about school, and grades. She worries about her daughter, and asks her about assignments. She is not checking up. She is making sure that her daughter will succeed.

And the daughter is nice to other kids. She does her assignments. She works hard. She never complains. She never argues or disrespects other students. She is a daughter you can be proud of.

5 comments:

rachael j said...

I think that this is a grate post Mr.McGuire. Sofar my mom does all of this. She always checks my agenda to make sure I'm on track. I am going to have her look at this post. I'm sure she will post on it!

Bree said...

Mr.McGuire I think this a very good way to take your mistakes and learn from then and you don't just ignore your mistakes. I think everybody could learn from this person, I mean if you make a mistake, it's ok because we're only human right? I think this post was a good choice.

Mr. McGuire said...

Rachael and Bree,

I find it so interesting that both of you look at this post as something to learn from. I'll bet this is a sign that you have parents that care about your success.

kaylamorrison said...

MR. MCGUIRE,
I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WRITING ALL OF THAT!!! I AM VERY PROUD OF HER ALSO! She is one special kid! it really made me feel like I have done something right.

peyton g said...

Destiny's dad dosn't let her come out to play unless he has checked her assighment book and has all home work done. I think he has done a good job of checking to see how Destiny is doing.