What can you do?

Get informed.
There are two films I cannot recommend enough, the first is Dead Wrong, a true story about a mother who loses her son due to mind altering medication. The Miracle Worker 1964 version, a true story of a child who overcame impossible disabilities due to the persistence and care of a tutor. (Every teacher of a special needs student and every student who has been told they can’t learn should watch this movie.) Both films are emotional for two different reasons and again, I cannot recommend them enough.

Investigate.
Research your child’s school. Do they endorse labeling and medicating children? Do they distribute psychotropics on a daily basis? Do the teachers get paid to label? If yes, this will tell you a lot about who is “educating” your child.

Ask Questions. Get Answers.
If someone is telling you to medicate your child for a learning disability, ask:
What medical test (blood panel, MRI, etc.) was done to verify the “disability?”
What are the side effects of said medication?
How many children have been cured using the medication?
If the medication fails, or my child experiences side effects, against whom do I file a lawsuit?

If someone is telling you your child needs medication because of a “chemical imbalance,” ask:
What is the chemical?
What medical test (blood panel, MRI, etc.) was done to verify the “imbalance?”
What is the imbalance? (Is it too high or too low?)
What are the side effects of said medication?
How many children have been cured using the medication?
If the medication fails, or my child experiences side effects, against whom do I file a lawsuit?

Be a Better Parent.
Give your child your attention. Read to your child or read with them. Get your child off electronics and spend time with him or her cooking, fishing, playing sports, etc. Give your child responsibilities around the house. Keep a schedule. Serve good food. Remove sugar. Set a good example. There is no end to what can be done to improve as a parent. I firmly believe that children are a direct reflection of their parents. It is my opinion that well adjusted, well mannered children come from parents who are well adjusted and polite. Easily upset children come from parents who spread gossip and upset. And children who are incapable of cleaning up after themselves or doing basic tasks come from parents who put them in front of a TV so the parent doesn’t have to deal with them.

The bottom line is that children who are raised right are much easier to educate. Kids who are not raised right can be a nightmare in the classroom.

Not happy with your child’s school? Do something.
If you are not happy with your child’s school start home-schooling. Check the laws in your state to see how to proceed. In some states it is perfectly legal to home-school the children of other families as well as your own, which means you could earn income by charging fees to families in need of your service. (Just realize that if you sign up for the state approved home-schooling curriculum it will be the same nonsense taught in school.)

Need Help Establishing a School?
I charge $1000 per day plus travel expenses. Or you can visit me in Miami for $250 per hour. To date, I have helped start a Christian home-school, a private home-school and two private schools in other cities. I have a briefing on the school system that I can give to your like minded contacts that will help get them on board supporting YOU in opening YOUR school.

Share Your Expertise
If you are a professional in the Miami area you can volunteer at H.E.L.P. Miami. Years ago, one of our parents who happened to be a professional photographer volunteered two hours a week teaching a photography class to our high schoolers. The kids earned high school credit and more importantly, learned the technology of taking pictures. Many of their photos appear on our windows and website.

Another gentleman who is retired Green Beret Army Special Forces spoke at the school multiple times about the importance of education and how intelligence can influence a military career. (His stories were fascinating.)

We had a journalism teacher spend the better part of a day teaching the kids writing basics and poetry. Again, the students were thrilled with the workshop as it included them writing raps and poems.

Your Cash Can Make a Difference
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