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<ul><li><p>8/6/2019 Three Ways to Help Your Kids Get Ahead</p><p> 1/2</p><p>Three Ways to Help Your Kids Get Ahead</p><p>Of course you want to help your child do well. What parent doesnt? So here are three</p><p>ways you can help your child excel.</p><p>1. Participate in your childs education.Studies have shown that children perform</p><p>significantly better on grades and standardized tests when parents are consistently</p><p>involved in their education process. i The more parents take an active role in</p><p>encouraging their childs education, the better the child will perform, regardless of</p><p>economic status, type of school (public, parochial, private, or home), or other factors.</p><p>Unfortunately, the courts dont seem to want parents involved in a childs education. In</p><p>Fields v. Palmdale (2005), the Ninth Circuit held that a fundamental parental right</p><p>does not extend beyond the threshold of the school door, and the U.S. District Court</p><p>for Massachusetts inParker v. Hurley (2007) held that parents have no right to opt</p><p>their children out of controversial courses, including those on sex and sexual</p><p>orientation. With these severe limitations in place, public school parents especially are</p><p>at a great disadvantage to give their children the kind of support they need.</p><p>2.Monitor your childs healthcare. You know you cannot help your child advance</p><p>without first keeping them healthy. That means you have to watch what they eat, how</p><p>they exercise, and what they might be going through of a medical nature. You have to be</p><p>especially involved when your child is facing illness or a necessary medical procedure.</p><p>Unfortunately, this can be a difficult challenge as well. Many states and many health</p><p>professionals have interpreted federal HIPAA regulations in such a way as to cut</p><p>concerned parents out of their childs medical care, even for minors as young as 11 years.Many of you have experienced this firsthand when trying to call your doctors office or</p><p>insurance carrier about your teens latest doctor visit. You may be the parent and want</p><p>whats best for your child, but now you need your childs permission to even know what</p><p>is going on!</p><p>3. Guard your childs freedoms and your own! Ultimately, you cant be any</p><p>help to your child if the government continues to encroach on every aspect of your</p><p>family life. And if our rights are eroding so quickly now, what will be left when our</p><p>children are adults?</p><p>The best way to defend their rights in the future is to protect your own rights now by</p><p>passing the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This language, added</p><p>to the U.S. Constitution, will help you empower your kids in the areas outlined above,</p><p>and preserve your freedom to make extraordinary decisions for them in other areas as</p><p>well.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Three Ways to Help Your Kids Get Ahead</p><p> 2/2</p><p>Action Items</p><p>If you havent already signed the petition to support the Parental Rights Amendment,</p><p>pleasevisit us online and sign up now.</p><p>Then, please pass this email along to concerned parents who want to provide the very</p><p>best for their kids.</p><p>Also, if you are able in these tough times, please donate here.</p><p>You want the best for your kids, and so do we. Please join us in the fight to protect our</p><p>kids by empowering parents through passage of the Parental Rights Amendment!</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Michael Ramey</p><p>Director of Communications &amp; Research</p><p>(footnotes will be included online, not in the email)</p><p>iUniversity of New Hampshire (2008, May 28). Parental Involvement Strongly Impacts StudentAchievement.ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 16, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com</p><p>/releases/2008/05/080527123852.htm Desforges, Professor Charles, with Alberto Abouchaar.The Impactof Parental Involvement, ParentalSupportand Family Education on Pupil Achievements and Adjustment: A Literature Review (June2003), Chapter 3 The Impact of Parental Involvement on Achievement and Adjustment, retrieved May16, 2011, fromhttp://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/files_uploaded/uploaded_resources/18617/Desforges.pdf</p><p>See also:http://www.publicschoolreview.com/articles/12http://www.michigan.gov/documents/Final_Parent_Involvement_Fact_Sheet_14732_7.pdf</p></li></ul>