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September 18th, 2012, 05:15 PM
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I got the best boost yesterday morning with AJ's head start at home teacher, she made me feel pretty awesome as a person and a mom (a lift I REALLY needed after the weekend)
Heat start is a preschool program for kids from low income families and kids with documented disabilities (like AJ's speech delay). They have an in-class program that's 3 hours 4 days a week or an at home program where a teacher comes to the house 1 1/2 hours a week and then we attend educational "socialization events" every other friday. We opted for the at home program because he would have had to go to a different school to do the in class program and, believe it or not, the school in that town is actually worse than the one he goes to now.

ANYWAY, his teacher happens to be the leader for the mommy class I took last fall. (It was called the nurturing program and was a 9 week parenting class that was really cool).
I LOVE her. She's awesome with AJ, has been a teacher for 30 years so she has tons of experience, and has done all kinds of programs so she's like a human resource vault.

All during the hour and a half she was here she gave me compliments and confidence boosts.

I apologized for the messy house. She laughed and said if only all the houses she went to were so clean.
She praised me on AJ's progress and said she could tell I've been working with him over the summer and has made huge improvements.
She told me how awesome I am reading to the kids (I don't just read, I use voices, engage them with questions, point out things in the pictures, etc).
She was amazed at the resources I have for the kids (books, workbooks, games, flashcards, etc etc) and asked for copies of things.
She couldn't believe I had AJ doing matching, opposites, and classification (all games I printed out).
THEN, as if that really wasn't enough for me for one day, she proceeded to ask me to help out at our social events, ask for ideas for trips, invite me to another parenting class....
She told me she wants to keep me on our Monday mornings permanently because being with me and the kids, watching how I parent and interact with them, gives HER a boost for the rest of the week.
I'm seriously teary eyed right now remembering everything because after Dale being such a jerk all weekend, hearing that stuff from a TEACHER who's worked with kids, parents, and families for 30 years, made me feel amazing.
On top of that (yes, can you believe there's more?) she asked if I would be interested in working with the Head Start program. If I volunteer (they pay for child care!) or WORK (for money!) in the head start program they will pay for me get to certified in Early Childhood education. She said if I do that she'd like to have me as her co facilitator for the parenting classes and stuff.
She also asked me to head the parents group for head start at home parents and be the rep for our area.

I can't begin to explain how it feels to hear that as a parent, as a person. Especially when my SO makes it seem like I'm a lazy, useless cow sometimes.
I'm so excited!
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September 18th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Yay! I'm glad you got confirmation that you are on the right track. As a parent, it is so hard to know which way to go, and it really helps when someone cheers you on. Keep it mama!

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September 18th, 2012, 07:16 PM
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That is great!! I am so happy for you

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September 18th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Congrats! You deserve it!!
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September 19th, 2012, 02:48 AM
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Way to go mama! That's awesome!

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September 19th, 2012, 06:00 AM
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That is soo awesome!
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September 19th, 2012, 06:36 AM
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That is wonderful

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September 19th, 2012, 07:22 AM
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That's great Kara!
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September 19th, 2012, 07:24 AM
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That's wonderful Kara!
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September 19th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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That's awesome! What a boost!

Great for AJ too!!!
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