SUCCESS FOR LESS<br />Single Parent’s Edition<br />Created by: Sheri Proctor, Terri Cummings, Richard Ingram, Moses Frost<br />
INTRODUCTION<br /> A Guaranteed “A” requires absolute dedication to the guidelines set forth in this Special Edition Success Manual. Single Parents face unique challenges in pursuit of their 4.0. Statistically, 2 out of every 10college students in America are the sole provider and caretaker of their household. Academic Excellence is achieved through mental and environmental balance. Unifying the demanding duel parenting and student role isattainable with a solid plan. Let’s get started! <br />5/6/2010<br />2<br />
Study Habits<br />5/6/2010<br />3<br />GENERAL KEYS TO ACADEMIC TRIUMPHVideo Workshop<br />Study Habits<br />Academic Success Videos:Notetaking (Captioned)<br />Time Management<br />Handouts : College of Liberal Arts : Purdue University<br />Health<br />Stressed Out Students on Health Video<br />Economics<br />Managing Money College Students<br />Don’t give up.<br />Don’t Ever give up.<br />Jimmy V<br />
OPENTHESTUDENT/PARENTDOOR<br />Tips for maintaining superb daily study habits …without foregoing quality parenting<br /><ul><li>Problem</li></ul>Distractions<br />Children want attention and develop undesirable patterns if left to their own devices.<br />Time consuming activities absorb excess time that could have been used scholastically.<br />Health appointments and meetings such as P.T.A. require weekly trips and useless sitting.<br />There is too much noise and confusion in the house to concentrate on study material.<br /><ul><li>Solution</li></ul>Consolidate<br />Include children. Let them “play teacher” while you study. Prepare with crayons & erase boards. Have a bag of scrap paper, crayons, and art products wherever you go. Conserve minutes.<br />Most activities include down time for the parent. Separate your homework into categories. Always take the “bleacher” bag to events that historically include idle time.<br />Any meeting/appointment is an opportunity to study. If a fiend can drive, study in the car. Teach your child to play “I spy” if you can’t study, for some healthy interaction. The bonding is immeasurable.<br />Libraries, walk parks, book stores with play areas, foster opportunity for combined study and playtime.<br />Save studying and assignments from the most challenging courses for early morning or after the children have gone to bed. Do dishes, laundry, cleaning and cooking with children in tow. It is not quantity,…it’s quality. <br />Hug a little longer. Hold a little tighter. Kiss your reason to study harder good night.<br />5/6/2010<br />4<br />It ‘s neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary Richard Whatley<br />
Take Charge of Time Time to take charge <br />Student<br />Parent<br /><ul><li>Make a checklist for your day. Check it off daily
Read text material on the treadmill in lieu of “other”
Make a list before shopping. Check receipts before exiting
Run errands at one time including gassing up the car</li></ul> These tips if followed will add “2” hours of study time to your day <br /><ul><li>Eat simultaneously with the children. Conserves time and affords quality bonding
Organize book bags, diaper bags, lunch bags at the same time. Omits duplicate trips to the same area of the house
Teach the children to check for mail, collect papers, pick up yard trash…tasks their age they can accomplish</li></ul> These tips if followed will eliminate wasted time & keep you anchored in the center of your family matrix<br />5/6/2010<br />5<br />
SUPER STUDENT & PARENT<br />5/6/2010<br />6<br />bike<br />shopping<br />slide<br />race<br />swim<br />Parent day at work<br />walk<br />baseball<br />eat<br />camp<br /> Obtaining A’s Requires Good Health . Kids simply had the answers all along …<br />SUPER PARENT<br />
MONEY AND MORE<br />The quest for an “A” can’t afford stressful focus on finances. Streamline your budget and learn to earn and live on LESS.<br />5/6/2010<br />OBAMA STIMULS PLAN<br />USA TODAY THUR. 5/6/10<br />7<br />
SUMMARY OF SUCCESS<br />A’ start at home<br /><ul><li>Watch the videos on Study Habits, Time Management, Health, Economy, and the Words of Inspiration. Proven winning guidelines.
Follow the suggestions for maximizing your time and efforts to effectively earn A’s as a student and single parent.
Contact your local Florida State College Campus. Explore their website. Scores of resources. Your Grade istheirgrade. </li></ul>Example: Scholastic Super MomsMarianna Rader Downtown/CS-032 (904) 633-8208<br />Tips from Students<br />SUMMARY OF SUCCESS<br />Super Advice for Super Student<br />You have what it takes<br />YOU CAN DO IT<br />BE #1 Because you ARE<br />5/6/2010<br />8<br />
REFERENCES<br />The Scholarship Process fro Single Parents<br />www.bellonline.com Article 46610.asp<br />The student-single parent<br />http://fctorch.net/feature<br />Tips for Single Parents<br />http://collegepreperation.blogspot.com<br />Grants for Single Mothers<br />http://www.buzzle.com/articles<br />Student Pay – Scholarships and Aid<br />http://collegeboard.com<br />3 Golden Rules to Slow Steady Success<br />http://www.goal-setting-college.com/success/<br />Advice for Single Parents in College<br />http://www.frugalparentsonline.com<br />Make Smart Financial moves as a single parent <br />http://msnbc.msn.com id 20305089/<br />Single Parents In College-How to meet the Double Challenge<br />http://you129.com/articles/print/748<br />5/6/2010<br />9<br />