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. 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 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.

P.A.R.E.N.T.S is here to motivate, encourage, and inspire you with real success thinking activities. Reading 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.

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, 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, a safe environment and receive the most value for your investment. The realtor replies, “Its 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 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.

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.