When your child
your child is entering a level of consciousness, which
affects us all.
Therefore, we all must be involved.
Knowledge is Power.
Involvement is Change.
THE PARENT READEMPOWERING
GROUPS OF PARENTS
FOR A BETTER MORE EFFECTIVE SCHOOL
need you...We can do
About THE PARENT
1) The PARENT READ has
been designed to increase and move groups of parents to
get involved in the schooling and education of their
children. Therefore, creating a more successful school.
The objectives are to get groups of parents focused and
have a way for them to air their concerns, comments, and
issues in a constructive manner. Plus, In My Shoes, Inc
will support the parents with any and all available
resources. One goal has been achieved; create a
place where concerned and involved parents can find,
meet, interact with one another and share ideas and
Last year, In My Shoes, Inc. decided to focus on groups
of parents in addition to individual parents. The
reality is that there are schools with no organized PTSA
or PTO and those parents are without knowledge and
THE PARENT READ
*to increase the quality of education in schools
*to increase the academic success of students
WHAT WE KNOW...
*SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS HAVE
HIGH PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
*MANY PARENTS NEED SUPPORT, DO NOT SEEK OR ASK FOR HELP,
AND ARE NOT BEING HEARD
*NOT ALL PARENTS KNOW HOW TO EFFECTIVELY BE INVOLVED IN
THEIR CHILD'S EDUCATION
*MANY PARENTS LACK EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO HELP THEIR
CHILD AT SCHOOL OR SUPPORT THEIR CHILD AT HOME
*TEACHER TURNOVER RATE IS HIGH, WHICH AFFECTS TEACHER
EXPERIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM
* SCHOOLS AND PARENTS MAY NOT BE AT THERE BEST AT ALL
*INCREASED PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT INCREASES STUDENT
*SCHOOLS AND PARENTS MUST WORK TOGETHER
THE FOUR COMPONENTS OF
THE PARENT READ
1) THE SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS - In My Shoes,
Inc and School/Group
2) THE BOOK - From Parent to Power
provides knowledge and strategies in parenting,
schooling, and education while renewing the Spirit of
the Parent to overcome fear and frustration.
3) THE INTERACTIVE FORUM - Bringing together,
sharing and communicating thoughts, ideas,
solutions, teachers, parents, etc.
NOTE: The interactive forum is set-up by
IN MY SHOES, INC. and has been designed for
parents not only to state comments but to elicit
comments. The post page of the forum
parent to...i INPUT SUBJECT...ii SELECT from Category /My Thinking'
Makes sense, Interesting, Please Respond,
What can we do,
Real Case Scenario, etc...iii INPUT COMMENT
4) THE POWER -
THE PARENT READ
participants have access to our video vault.
Who can sign up? Groups of Parents
(PTSA, PTO, Organizations, etc.)
What if my PTSA or PTO is inactive? No
problem. In My Shoes, Inc. understands
that there are schools without active Parent
groups. Therefore, you can start THE
PARENT READ at your school for your parents.
Get at least 3 parents together and we will
sign-up your group and activate a discussion
forum for your school.
Can individual parents sign up? Not quite.
However, once you have a group of at least 3
parents, we will sign you up and activate your
interactive forum/discussion board within 48hrs.
How do I get other parents involved? You
are the force. Tell parents.
However, In My Shoes, Inc will help you.
We will email you a brochure with your user id
and password that you can download, copy,
distribute or email to parents.
How do I contact inmyshoes.org to inform them
that we are ready to sign-up? Just
email In My Shoes, Inc at
email@example.com. Give your
school's/organization's name and the email
addresses of at least 3 members who have
purchased the book.
Can we use our interactive forum to discuss
other issues? Yes, however all issues
should revolve around schooling, education,
Must all parents buy the book? No.
However, at least 3 parents must have purchased
the book for the group to sign-up and get the
Interactive forum. The book is available
at your local bookstore and online at
How do we access the videos? Just
click on the video and enter your user id and
password. In addition, your parents will have
access to all password protected information on
In My Shoes' website.