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Happy Mother’s Day

“There will be so many times you fell like you failed, but in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child you will always be Super Mom!”
                                                                                    ~Stephanie Precourt

Mother’s Day, it’s the one day of the year that you get to cherish the only one person whose influence has made you who you are today.

Mothers are not only important but have a special ingenuity that makes them the irrefutable nurturers of children right from the womb. They spend a significant part of their lives caring, protecting, and nurturing their children. It is a hard job, but gratifying and fulfilling when you see what your sons and daughters have finally become.

Nevertheless, the objective of writing this post is to attest to the hard work that mothers put to ensure the success of their children over time.  It’s quite understood that there’s no subject that people differ so much as to who plays an influential role in the success of their children – and without a doubt, this topic invites arguments. One thing is true though; while no one parent can be pronounced as superior in child rearing, women have surely demonstrated their motherhood role as a spirited influence that stimulates children physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.

In the first three to five years of life, a child learns more than any other time. At this early stage, mothers are not only involved in caring and protecting their children, but also instil knowledge, values, purpose, and responsibility which enables children to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Child development experts indicate that every mother’s love, care and teachings create a permanent impression in the heart and mind of the child. The influence a mother has on her child is considered the primary factor that determines whether a child will be able to thrive and flourish with other people successfully.  Her love and attention is not only needed for a child’s physical growth but also helps in a child’s personal development and success. According to studies, children who spent quality time with their mothers tend to fare better than children who were put into a substitute care program. Yes, mothers teach kids how to think, love, care and work together with other people in life – and that’s success.

So, as you’ll be busy celebrating this Mother’s Day, remember moms carry out and accomplish the toughest job, and their role in the success of our lives needs recognition since we owe them a massive debt of gratitude.

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms – you are irreplaceable gifts from God, and you deserve all the accolades.

“Successful Mother’s are not the ones that have never struggled, they are the ones that never give up despite the struggles.”
                                                                                            ~ Sharon Jaynes

The Everyday Super Hero

The Everyday Super Hero

“Teaching is the most powerful weapon which you
can use to change the world.”
                                                                      ~Nelson Mandela

If you can solve a mathematical problem, read a book, write a letter, calculate distance, or even cook a meal, then you know who you should be thanking. One of the most important professions across the world, that of a teacher, is one that commonly comes with little thanks or acknowledgement.

It doesn’t really matter what kind of community you are talking about, they all have teachers.  If you think about it, teachers have the ability to make an extreme impression and contribution to society, even changing the world.  Educating, not just our future but our present, is what allows us to function as a blooming society.  They inspire success and encourage us to venture out of our element, allowing us to prove to ourselves that “yes, we can.”

I have had many inspirational teachers throughout my life that I think of often and thank constantly.  Like many good teachers a few I had cleared the cobwebs from my brain and made the completely incomprehensive suddenly understandable.  This gave me the confidence to push myself farther and excel.  Their excitement for the subject and creativeness to make it interesting, passed to me and in turn made me interested and excited as well.  Really? Excited about Algebra? Me? Yes! My professor in college completely turned around my confidence.  Mathematics was never my strong suit in school but after learning from my college professor, I realized it takes that special person that loves what they teach to inspire you to love it as well.

Sometimes teachers are the only constant in our lives.  Someone we see on a daily basis and that you can count on will always be there.  Not just to teach but to listen, coach, guide, console, encourage, and mentor us for our future goals and aspirations.  A good teacher knows that no dream is too big or small for their students and they take the time to encourage those dreams.

Teachers also understand the importance of life skills and work at introducing those skills within their teachings which is a creative and necessary way to educate our youth on important life lessons that would be very hard to learn any other way.  A teacher usually does not ask for any thanks, they are humble and quiet.  When I tried to thank her, that college professor I spoke of earlier, told me  “no thank you was necessary.” Her thank you was seeing me succeed and enjoy Algebra and mathematics in general.

This, being teacher appreciation week, remember to thank all of our teachers.  Without them we would not be who we were yesterday, who we are now, or who we will become in the future.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember,
involve me and I learn.”

                                                                                          ~Ben Franklin