Tit for Tat Daddy’s Back, and there will be HELL TO PAY! – part 1

Seeing ones’ children stand up and take notice of the things that are of interest to the parent so that they can find a correlation to something they (the child) are interested in and thus create opportunities to spend unique time together was highly emotional for me.  As a Dadologist, I have always striven to have individual relationships with my kids.  But the second Onyx realized I would be a bit busier than what they were used to, the little wheels in her head started turning to locate a solution….. turning a potential negative into a positive.

  

Her idea was that I should write another kids book and she could help with the graphic layers.  She even suggested that the topic surround kids that don’t have a mom or a dad.  I love the passion my children have and the pride they show when doing something with Daddy.  So it seems a second book is to be born later this summer.  This time I think I will make it interactive and App based so that the kids can learn the basics of HTML5 and IOS Development.  We will learn together.

And this brings me to the point of this multi part series.  Danny and I have stressed education with the kids, literally from day one.  I mean, what ever it takes to ensure they are better suited for the world than what we were prepared for is what we have and will do.  Look we moved 1,300 miles to an A District and a virtually crime free neighborhood to help us ensure this.  Remember, we are a working, middle class family…..for what that’s worth these days.

This past school year proved a nightmare where we saw the kids go from honor role to almost failing and it was do to these new common core standards.  We were not informed as a community this would transpire and the Osceola School District did absolutely nothing to assist the students affected or provide support services.  I have had to threaten legal action, press conferences and a phone tree campaign that leads to the highest levels of governmental influencers.

With Onyx going to Middle School next year, we have decided to home school her so we have more control over her education.  Honestly, will give me more time with her than ever before.  I also love the idea of working on the next children’s book together.  Experiences like that create lasting memories and allows her to explore her creative side and share it with the world.

The idea of home schooling even one of the kids pisses me off completely.  So the campaign to effect change begins here.  This highly annoyed father will even run for the Osceola School Board when the next seat in our district opens up.  So stay tuned as we explore and share the educational experiences our family faces.

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