The “Culture” of Education that Every Child Needs

When it comes to who is responsible for the learning atmosphere provided to each and every child, the parents, parent, primary caregiver and village must step forward. Over the years many villages have dwindled to nothing and many parents don’t want others impacting their children in any way.

The reality of today’s lifestyles conflicting with the notion of being responsible for others, including our children, must be taken into consideration. Whether it’s immaturity or just not knowing enough to give a damn, we must resolve the problem for the sake of preparing each child today. The education process needs to start as early in life as possible. Plus, respect for the education process needs to be instilled in us early on.

First, we must understand that the purpose of education is to teach our young people how to learn. So, let’s agree on this one point; the goal of helping our youths get educated is to help them to be better learners throughout their lives!

“Nobody helped me; I had to do it on my own.” Have you ever heard this or felt this way? We cannot let this poor excuse be the reason for neglecting to support the education of our “loved ones.” “I’m too busy putting food on the table to fool with what is going on down at that school!” Realize that the education of your child deserves to be your number one priority for at least the first eighteen years of their lives.

Maybe if we think about it in terms of how it will benefit us personally, we will be more willing to sacrifice our precious time and energy. First, there is the pride one feels when kids do well; then the relief we feel when they become independent wage earners, which allows us to get back to fulfilling dreams of our own.

As for the villages we have lost, I believe friendships building upon friendships can help bring back group nurturing. Our children and our children’s children deserve nothing less.

As an overly blessed parent of two fully independent adults who have three and a half children, who go about being all that they can be every day, I genuinely see the value of having made their education my ongoing priority.

Build a culture of support for your children, and they will thank you for it by excelling in all that they do!

-William Leroy Kennedy

Beyond his career as an engineer, diversity and training manager, and financial advisor, he asserts, “Getting to teach others about how to become more financially astute has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career.”

While doing all of the above, Mr. Kennedy managed to help raise his daughter and son, six years apart, to become outstanding students with true senses of community. They graduated from UNC Chapel Hill/Harvard Law School and Stanford/Harvard Business School, respectively.

Many hours were spent working with the church, civil rights, and community organizations to help produce progress. Motivating youth to be all that they can be is a constant goal of Mr. Kennedy.

He is very high on using khanacademy.org as an educational tool that can help all, regardless of age or learning disability, succeed in life. Every adult and child should visit the site is his motto.

 


William Leroy Kennedy

Beyond his career as an engineer, diversity and training manager, and financial advisor, he asserts, “Getting to teach others about how to become more financially astute has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career.”

While doing all of the above, Mr. Kennedy managed to help raise his daughter and son, six years apart, to become outstanding students with true senses of community. They graduated from UNC Chapel Hill/Harvard Law School and  Stanford/Harvard Business School, respectively.

Many hours were spent working with church, civil rights and community organizations in effort to help produce progress. Motivating youth to be all that they can be is a constant goal of Mr. Kennedy.

He is very high on using khanacademy.org as an educational tool that can help all, regardless of age or learning disability, succeed in life. Every adult and child should visit the site is his motto.

 

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