Margaret Ross – Benefits of reading to children. Positive Parenting

More: How to teach your child reading skills. Why reading bedtime stories works. How children benefit by being read to. Parenting teacher tips from author, consultant Margaret Ross, Kamaron Institute.


Benefits of Reading to Children’s Success


>> Reporter Trustworthy:

Raising a child who loves to read
is one of the most life giving gifts a parent can provide
Want your child to have a lifetime competitive edge?
Here’s how.

>> Kamaron Inst. Kamaron Inst. Margaret Ross

Margaret Ross:
I love to read.  My sleep shirt proclaims
so many books, so little time.
The credit for my lifelong love of reading
rightly rests with my parents.
The blame for my bizarre early reading style
rests squarely with them too.
I arrived in kindergarten able to read
upside down and backwards.
Today, I might be labeled with a learning disability
and sent off for testing,
back then, watching me turn the book upside down to read
my teacher simply asked, how did you learn to do that?
Mom gave me paper and crayons to occupy me as she sat
across the table with my older brother and sister
and helped them with their homework.

While they learned their lessons, I was learning to read.

Five things my parents did right to raise a Reader

1. They read to me
2. They read with me
3. They talked about the things they were reading
4. They hooked me up to all the free stuff
5. They set reading standards and enforced them.

What you can do regularly to encourage Reading

1. Spend quality time with your child reading.
Enjoy all the books, bedtime stories aren’t just for
bedtime anymore.
2. Cuddling up with your child and a good book
helps your child learn to read and to think.
Plus the hugs help learning too.
Your car trip doesn’t require a DVD
bring along good books to aloud and
listen to good books on CD.
3. Let your child see you read.
Create a home environment where we all read, all the time.
4. Get each child a library card
and assign trips to the library the same importance
and frequency as trips to the grocery store.
5. Set family reading standards and enforce them.
You don’t want your child eating dirt and
you don’t want them reading trash.


Set family reading standards and have clear
consequences for bad behavior.
Monitor actions, hold yourself accountable to the same
standards you set for your children.
Raising your child to be a reader is an amazing
accomplishment plus it’s powerfully, positive parenting


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Everyday Hero, School Board Gwinnett County

School leadership case study. School board superintendent results and importance of Kamaron Institute educational programs for schools, families, school buses.

Everyday Hero Interview:  School Board President and Margaret Ross

>> MS. LOUISE RADLOFF, Presdient Gwinnett County GA Board of Education

Margaret, it’s been my pleasure.
I think the program (Kamaron Character Education, Bullying Prevention Program) is absolutely necessary
to be in our schools.  Knight Elementary among a few others Gwinnett County schools have taken
the lead on this.  I hope that by seeing it other schools will come on board.  I think as
far as the community, as far as the bus drivers, I think all of the employees of the district
including the families, who support public education, would support my thinking that this
program is number one.

Margaret Ross, Founder Kamaron Institute

Thank you Ms. Radloff


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Young & violent: 10 signs of troubled teenagers

Margaret Ross, Kamaron Institute founder, was recently featured in Associated Press news story about teen violence.


One young man had a history of depression and drug abuse. Another was said to closely follow the Columbine case and reject help from counselors. And a fight at school appears to have provoked a third.

Three shooting rampages in a one-week span have refocused attention on troubled youth: a 19-year-old man opened fire at a Nebraska mall, killing eight people and himself; a 24-year-old man killed four people at a megachurch and a missionary training school in Colorado and then killed himself; and two gunmen who wounded six students at a school bus stop in Nevada, following a fight about a girl….

Margaret Ross – Teens Have Poor coping skills

A troubled child may be unable to cope with frustration, disappointment or stress, manifesting into anger or severe depression, says Margaret Ross, President and Founder of the Kamaron Institute.

“The reaction is larger than the situation and it’s regularly larger than the situation,” she says. “There are no small deals. There’s only big deals.”


If your child is isolating himself, puts himself down and talks about feeling hopeless, like the world is out to get him, these are all signs he is depressed. Males are more likely to act out their depression in a violent way than females, Margaret Ross says….