Josh Shipp was a foster kid, class clown, a rebel without a clue, and a trouble maker. He was written off, kicked out, and every adult’s worst nightmare. Until one caring adult changed everything.
Josh’s story is powerful and demonstrates the difference that one person can make. Anyone can make a difference, whether it be through fostering, mentoring, joining a helping profession, teaching, or just being there for a child.
“The difference between a statistic and a success story is you.”
"Parents: it is your number one job as a parent to get in your kid’s way at all times. Kids do not deserve privacy when it comes to phones. You own their devices, not them. You should be having the hard conversations with them about life, relationships, their bodies, their futures, etc. It is your responsibility to provide social and emotional support, help build coping skills, and monitor their activities." ... See MoreSee Less
"Time in nature is not leisure time; it's an essential investment in our children's health." ... See MoreSee Less
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👏 "Some may argue I should simply add what my son should stop doing and the problem is solved. But doing this has inherent issues. You see, when I say, “Stop bugging your sister,” I am requiring my son to double-process. Meaning, he must process what I have told him not to do and deduce what he should do instead.
In contrast, positive language is far more effectual because it tells children how to cooperate." ... See MoreSee Less