This section of the site is “About Us,” you and me, it is underwritten by a group of five parents and their spouses. Actually, I don’t know if I should say underwritten, but one thing is for sure, they are successful parents, I call them my Board of Successful/Good Parents. I am the General Manager.
How many times have you heard the statement, “Being a parent is no easy cup of tea: it’s tough. Wouldn’t it be great if an operating manual came with every child”? Yes, I guess it would be, but it might not be as much fun, and we might not derive as much internal satisfaction as we might by groping along the way. Nevertheless, what makes it so tough is that every child is different from every other child, even if he or she is a twin or any multiple; he is different in temperament, mentality, disposition, and alertness from every other child. In addition, all parents also differ in those same essentials, plus they respond differently to differences among their offspring. Largely, children develop in various ways based upon the parent’s input (even more than the gene pool, economic, and/or cultural environment surrounding them).
Nevertheless, regardless of input, parents have a humongous role in guiding their children and molding our society: whether you and I agree or not, parents are role models for their children. That’s an ultra important responsibility; plus, the rewards of successful parenting are un-matched by any other endeavor.
I think you’ll agree, good parents are builders of strong, productive individuals, and strong, productive individuals build strong societies. If being a “good parent” is your goal, you have come to the right place. One of the pluses of this site is that it can be read in just a few hours; however, the primary plus is two-fold: first, the fundamental problems that every parent faces is properly identified and consumed; second, parents will find a wealth of easy and common-sense ways to help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers develop a love of life, a love of learning, and a moral foundation that lasts a lifetime. An exciting addition is that handled properly, the issues outlined within this site can be extended to be effective through the pre-teen years and beyond.
I can’t speak for you, and I don’t intend to; however, you and I are probably very similar. I am one of many parents who possess an outlook that says, children are our most valuable asset; however, we don’t own them, we are simply caretakers. On the other hand, we need to be more than caretakers; we need to be construction workers. What I mean by that is, I believe, our mission should be to mold a child’s inner foundation to the degree that our fledgling Little Ones will possess the necessary tools that will motivate them to be the best they can be. Many reviewers say in this “Bridge to Success,” we have accomplished that objective extremely well.
My goal in providing this site is to aid every individual in the art of being a “good/successful parent.” That’s the key: we can look to government, groups, friends and neighbors to help, but when the smoke has cleared, it’s a matter of one-on-one – you and your little “Bundle of Joy.”
We have been told that selfishness, feelings, and needs are automatic, that’s true; however, not so with Love and Discipline. Think about it: the newborn observes the world and people around him with awe and admiration. The simple reason is that the rest of us can do things that in his wildest dreams he would love to do, but he believes he can’t.
Findings indicate that parental love from a newborn is practically automatic and fairly easy to maintain. On the other hand, discipline is easy only if the disciplinarian mixes it with healthy doses of love, and even then, discipline can be a difficult matter to perform. Love can easily be nurtured, effective Discipline must be practiced. This work was approached from the standpoint that a proper beginning makes it much easier to embrace both Love and Discipline at a high level of intensity.
Whatever the case, we welcome you to the world of parenting. It may be different from many others you might find, probably because it is counter to the established norm of such sites. Parenting is a particularly selfish endeavor, yet it is extremely rewarding. You have probably heard the phrase “make love.” That’s a misnomer, a person can’t “make love.” However, we can supplement and integrate the makings of Love into our daily activity and cause a response the same as a lover: that’s what we do here.
Many reviewers believe you’ll find this site to be the treasure that you, the parent, have been seeking; however, as my aunt Dot used to say, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” In other words, read it: if you find it absorbing, great: if not, logout and find another. Either way, email me and let me know your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before I end this little piece “About us,” let me say that it is with great appreciation that I acknowledge World Book, Inc. for their high quality, yet most readable educational material. They produce extraordinarily supportive products to aid in the growth and development of our youth. In fact, part two of this site was inspired by the content of their little booklet titled, “The First Five Years: Little Beginnings (Starting your child on a lifetime of learning).” Unfortunately, the little booklet is no longer in print; however, I thank them for permission to use it as a reference and guidebook for part two of this work.
On second thought, I want to add one more thing: within this work, I talk about morality and the goodness of the soul. I also am a believer of a higher power upon whom we can depend to bail us out when we have a problem seeing the forest because of the trees. Can we prove or disprove there is a deity? Only by inference and/or faith. An unnamed so-called comedian/talk-show host stated, (I’m paraphrasing) “To have faith is to refuse to think:” his audience applauded.
I’d just like to respond to that statement. We refuse to think about a ton of things every day of our lives; nevertheless, we can’t see, hear, taste, smell, or feel many of them with our five senses. Does that mean they don’t exist? When it comes to parenting, and molding a child to be the success he was created to be, you’ll be pleased to know, “Bridge to Success” covers the essential formula: I call it the Factor or Five. I could rebut the so-called comedian, but I’ll let you do it. On the other hand, he doesn’t really matter: the success you and your child will achieve will counter anything and everything he believes or refuses to believe.
When I refer to “About Us,” I mean you and me: I mean you molding your child to be the success he was created to be. The key is to be totally honest with your child and your life, and personalize the technique I reveal on this site. Everything else will fall into place, if you do it right, you and your Little One will have a “barrel of fun and excitement,” and a ton of success!
The next section is designed to give you a wide view of the parent’s problem-prevention technique: it’s called “The Overview.” It’s a little lengthy, but you’ll be pleased with the results you’ll achieve! Share it with me, I think you’ll enjoy it!