Last night, nestled in between almohadas (pillows) on my big comfy couch, I rested my head on my 8 year old’s shoulder and closed my eyes as she read to me. It’s a beautiful thing.
Reading is a huge part of our weeknights. T.V. goes off, mami puts down her phone (not easy!) and we open up a book. She reads to me for at least 30 minutes each day and although she stumbles at times, I’m right there to correct her. Making reading time approachable, peaceful and fun is key in capturing my daughter’s focus. With so many distractions in the world today, reading together is still alive and well in my home. It’s not easy though.
It takes a lot of persistence and dedication, kind of like training for that 5K run. If you’re child isn’t prepared, they will fail. And I refuse to have my child fail. Just call me coach mami.
By actively reaching out to my child’s teacher to inquire about her performance, weaknesses and improvements, I can do my part at home. I know this is going to help in the long run and eventually help my child achieve her academic goals. Maybe, just maybe, the foundation in helping her conquer her biggest dreams.
I’m my daughter’s biggest supporter, I’m the one on the sidelines saying GO! GO! GO!
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Disclosure: LATISM is funding this campaign to raise awareness of the important role parents have in the education of their children in the Latino community. All opinons are my own.