Help America's kids
If not you, who will?
There are numerous ways of asking
people for money, and none of them are easy. But if your mission is
important and you have a special feeling for the people you ask... well,
that helps a lot.
Fundraising is the most difficult aspect of any
charitable endeavor. Yet it is the most critical component of achieving the ultimate goal
of our mission making the world a better place for kids.
The Parenting With Dignity® curriculum
presents effective techniques for raising responsible, independent
children. PWD advocates permitting children to make some of their own
decisions, and to experience the consequences early on, so that they can
act responsibly when alone, and become more independent when they grow
Together, we can help prevent child abuse
PWD teaches parents and caregivers to
rethink their approach to discipline, punishment and empowerment.
Fundamental to the Parenting With Dignity curriculum is a focus on
developing parenting skills that help to address many of the child
abuse causes perpetrated by inexperienced and unprepared parents.
No person aspires to be an abuser of
children, and few parents or caregivers intentionally abuse their
children. However, it is estimated that
more than 2,000 children died
nationwide in 2001 as a
result of abuse or neglect.
Five to six children die each day as a
result of child abuse or neglect and
approximately 84 percent were abused by a parent. Although there are a multitude of government and private
treatment services available for abused or
children, not enough is being done to prevent child abuse
it occurs. The Parenting With Dignity curriculum affords a
practical prevention solution.
PWD instruction can help to create
recognition of reactive behavior and provide guidance before a
tragic incidence takes place.
More often than not, physical abuse
is a result of excessive discipline or physical punishment that is
unnecessary and is inappropriate for the child's age. The
parent may simply be unaware of the magnitude of force with which
he or she strikes a child. One of PWD
curriculum's key points is teaching parents how to
modify their approach to discipline, and
how to instill a sense of responsible decision
making in their kids which results in behavior
Robyn Berndt of the Washington State Superior
Court-Juvenile Court Division says, "... (Mac Bledsoe's) parenting curriculum is
used in our schools, churches, detention centers, and even in
private homes. It is one of the most valuable resources in my
library here at Yakima County Juvenile Court. Our community owes a
great deal of gratitude for the good work Mac has done and
continues to do for our parents and young people."
Parenting With Dignity®,
a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, established in 1996 as a parent education organization
that disseminates information on
all aspects of raising children capable of
making responsible decisions. Mr. Bledsoe and the Parenting With Dignity
curriculum has been featured on ABC's 20/20 television show, and on
numerous national and local radio and television programs.
We need your help to spread this message
across America. As an individual you can
help by donating just a few (tax-deductible)
dollars to our effort via
Network For Good. If you represent a corporation or private
business, you can sponsor selected activities
and gain positive public relations.
contribution will make a monumental difference. Please consider becoming a partner
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