Parenting Physical Therapy 2020: Religious and Racial Discrimination

As parents how do we prepare our children for their tomorrow? Are you prepared to discuss the challenges and celebrate our differences? The next generation is depending on us.
As a parent with a child in a predominately white school, yes there were concerns. The sad but ugly truth is there would also be concerns if my child was in a predominately black school. As parents it’s up to us to expose our children to the beauty of diversity and religious freedom. There are gifts within our own circles as well as in other circles.

Parenting PT (Physical Therapy) 2020 Tips: Religious & Racial discrimination.

  • As parents how do we prepare our children for their tomorrow? Are you prepared to discuss the challenges and celebrate our differences? The next generation is depending on us.

  • As parents it is up to us to eradicate religious & racial discrimination. We must face your own insecurities and prevent ourselves from focusing on stereotypes.
  • Parents can reduce hate in the world. Our children are watching and listening to how we are interacting and communicating with others. We have the power to influence the next generation.

  • Hate and discrimination is a learned behavior. Regardless of our salary, race or religion as parents we all have the same desire for our children to be successful and to feel loved. Be open and receptive. Let’s learn from each other.
  • One of the basic foundations for happiness is love. The love of God, yourself and others. Let’s teach our children to receive and give love regardless of their race or religion.  

What are some of your fears and biases regarding race and religion? How can we help each other and our children to be more accepting and appreciative of people that don’t look, talk, or live the same way you do?

Parenting Physical Therapy

Grab a pencil, a computer or something to take notes, visualize your goals, share your next steps with a friend. This is a physical and mental parenting workout. It’s Parenting PT (Physical Therapy) Time!

PT Topic: My 2020 Parenting Plan

We set goals for work, finances and our relationships. Let’s set specific goals for our roles as parents. There’s no one size fits all for any family but we must be realistic with the reality of our homes before we can set realistic and meaningful goals.
Alright Let’s get started!!!
So, what’s my goal? As a Principal in a federal prison with about a two-hour commute sometimes I’m drained after work, mentally and physically. If I can’t have an outburst or don’t listen to my staff or supervisors, I’m’ not allowed to do it at home either. So, my 2020 Parenting Plan is to begin with increasing supportive communication with my husband and children.

PT (Physical Therapy) Communication Exercises/Tips:

  •  Create a safe space in the home for everyone to share their feeling respectfully.

  • Allow everyone to share how they feel regarding the communication in the house (do they feel like they are being heard, are all voices equal) Yes, mom and dad its important to hear what they are processing and how they are processing it. Even when it sounds crazy and oppositional to your traditional beliefs.
  •  Identify communication concerns, talk about it and come to an agreement.
  • Play games and send loving and funny text messages and emails.
Share your family goals with us. What will your Parenting Plan focus on? How’s the communication in your home? What could you do to improve the communication with your spouse, significant other and children?



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Parenting 101: Let's Define Parenting

The success of each family is measured by the parent’s commitment to excellence and victory. With all of our commitments in life, we must be prepared for our role as parents.

What is the most challenging commitment for you? Why?

  • Open communication
  • Creating a loving environment
  • Utilizing positive discipline strategies
  • Building financial security

Financial Literacy for the Family: Are You Preparing Your Children?


Family Fun

Take advantage of family time. Every interaction you have with your child will impact their lives forever. Invest in things that bring joy and satisfaction to you & your family. As parents we create happy memories. Enjoy your parenting journey and make every moment count!


How do you enjoy spending time with your family?


Financial Literacy is Essential

Personal financial management is one of the key elements of preparing for your future. Practicing financial habits will help your children to experience greater opportunities to build financial security! What financial behaviors are you modeling for your children?

A Veteran’s Ultimate Sacrifice: GMP’s 6 Pillars Appreciates Military Families!

A Veteran’s Ultimate Sacrifice: GMP’s 6 Pillars Appreciates Military Families!

Let's honor all parents that proudly fight for our country. Let's appreciate their family's endless sacrifices.  Happy Veterans Day!

©       Communication: Say thank you to the parents and their children

©       Education: Take time to understand their family’s individual sacrifices

©       Discipline: Respect their commitment to our country

©       Love: Donate time, food and clothes to a local veteran’s organization

©       Fun: Get involved in their amazing charity family activities and events

©       Financially Literacy: Make a donation today

How can you get involved? How have you supported your local military families? Why is important for us to recognize this sacrifice?

What is PARENTING? Could parents benefit from parenting education?

What is PARENTING? Could parents benefit from parenting education?

It’s okay for us to learn about parenting. We seek advice for jobs, love and money.  Moms and dads would ask how to operate a car before they ask how to find a better way to enjoy homework time.

What’s wrong with seeking parenting advice? How important is it for us to identify the best ways to increase our children’s opportunities for success and happiness. We should not be ashamed of questions. Parenting is a journey that we learn from daily.

Parenting education builds character, confidence and changes communities.  Parenting is the key to better futures!

GMP's Parenting Definition:

It is having the responsibility of modeling and leading a life forever. It is utilizing the appropriate strategies and interactions to enhance the lives of one from infancy to adulthood. It is soaring through ups and downs showing tenacity and courage that will positively affect their lives forever. It is providing basic skills such as communication, showing love, respect and discipline. You are the ultimate role model for social, behavioral, emotional, financial and academic success.


What's the best way to communicate with your child?

What's the best way to communicate with your child?

Your children are watching & listening! Your words influence their words. Your actions influence their actions. Parents you are your child’s first role models!

How do you communicate to your child(ren) when you are angry ? How does it affect them?

How do you communicate with your child (ren) when they have misbehaved?  How do you think it affects them?

How do you communicate with your child(ren )when they received unsatisfactory grades? How do you think it affects them?


Things to consider when communicating with your children:

—  Take a moment before you respond

—  Take a deep breath

—  Count to ten

—  Be considerate about the facts

—  Walk away and phone a friend

—  Have the child go to another room

—  Be willing to say you are wrong



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