by Diana King
If you have a skill
that would benefit the community, contact 555-374-4955.
I saw this small ad in the Camden County Community College
adult education catalog and thought to myself why not offer
to teach parenting education classes? explains Joan
Romeo, an Active Parenting leader in Somerdale, New Jersey.
I sat down and wrote a cover letter describing my experience
and a description of the programs Ive been teachingActive
Parenting Now; 1,2,3,4 Parents!; Parents on Board; Families in
Action for Teens; and Free the Horses.
A few weeks later I followed up with a phone call to
the program administrator and talked with her about the need
for parenting education in our community and the potential audience
for each program. She said she was reviewing other programs and
would let me know. A week later she called and asked if
I would teach 1,2,3,4 Parents! and Active Parenting
Now in the evening and a Free the Horses class on
Since 1995 Joan has been teaching classes in conjunction with
the local Catholic school system. Now, with a letter and a phone
call, she has effectively re-launched her parenting education
program in a wider, regional direction.
Way to go, Joan!
Reprinted from Leader magazine.
Copyright 2003 by Active Parenting Publishers, Inc.