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									                 4-H 101
      CES Staff Development Series
  Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
  Steve McKinley            Carl Broady
mckinles@purdue.edu    broady@purdue.edu
   765-494-8435            765-494-8435


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4-H 101 Series
 4-H  Purpose, History, and Structure
  (10/15/09)
 Effectively Utilizing Volunteers (11/10/09)
 Starting and Maintaining 4-H Clubs
  (12/10/09)
 Expanding 4-H Opportunities (1/12/10)
 Working with 4-H Parents (2/18/10)
 Characteristics of Positive Youth
  Development & Life Skill Development
  (3/9/10)

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“Working with 4-H Parents”
resources include…
   “I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What”
     8 separate modules to help staff and
     volunteers better work with parents
   4-H 101 Parent Orientation Meeting
     Method to introduce parents to the 4-H
     program
   County-based materials that can be
    adapted for local use


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Uses of Materials
 Extension Staff Development
 Volunteer Training
 Orientation program for new parents




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“I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What?”

    Indiana 4-H Resource for Extension
    Educators, Volunteers, and Parents


Compiled by Steve McKinley, Extension Specialist,
Leadership/Volunteerism, mckinles@purdue.edu,
                765-494-8435

     Originally presented January 19, 2006

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Background…
   Parents are an important part of the
    4-H program.
   The 4-H program has a unique
    culture that can be confusing.
   This series of modules includes
    information that can help Extension
    Staff and Volunteers to orient and
    involve parents in the 4-H Program
    in a positive way.

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Module #1:
Benefits of Positive Parent
Involvement in 4-H Activities

       “Parents and members learn together –
       the excitement of mutual discovery.”



                     “I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What?”

   Indiana 4-H Parent Resource Series for Extension
                 Educators, Volunteers, and Parents

             Compiled by Steve McKinley, Extension Specialist,
                                  Leadership & Volunteerism


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Objective: Explain the benefits of
positive parent involvement in 4-H
activities.

Questions to answer:

  Why should parents be an active part of the 4-H
  Program?
  What benefits are gained as a result of positive
  parent involvement in 4-H activities?




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Benefits to 4-H Members
   Members gain support and confidence
    from working with interested adults.
   Members are able to participate with their
    parents in a common interest helping 4-H
    to be a family affair.
   Members receive more individual
    attention and guidance.
   Parents with positive, enthusiastic
    attitudes are contagious. They create the
    same attitude in the club members.


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Benefits to Parents
   Parents help their children learn and
    grow.
   Parents share experiences with their
    children.
   Parents improve relationships with their
    children.
   Parents make a contribution to youth in
    the community.



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Benefits to Parents
   Parents get to know their children’s
    friends.
   Parents make new friends and
    acquaintances within the community.
   4-H provides an atmosphere in which
    parents can show love and concern for
    their children by maintaining an interest
    in their activities and helping them to
    meet their goals.


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Benefits to 4-H Volunteers
   Volunteers are able to delegate jobs to
    responsible parents to allow the
    volunteers time for development of
    additional club events.
   Volunteers will be able to more effectively
    reach each member with a positive adult
    influence.
   Volunteers will experience greater
    satisfaction from watching parent/child
    relations grow within the 4-H Club
    setting.

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Benefits to 4-H Clubs
   The 4-H Club is strengthened, larger, and
    more active.
   More club activities may be offered and
    expanded.
   Favorable Attitudes + Parent Interests +
    Active Parent Cooperation = Successful
    4-H Clubs




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Module #2:
Methods to Gain 4-H Parent
Support
       “If I participate in planning a program,
       I will work harder to make it a success.”



                      “I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What?”

   Indiana 4-H Parent Resource Series for Extension
                 Educators, Volunteers, and Parents

              Compiled by Steve McKinley, Extension Specialist,
                                   Leadership & Volunteerism


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Objective: Identify methods to
gain parent support.


Question to answer:

    How can volunteers gain the
    support of parents?


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Background
   North Carolina Survey of 458 parents:
       3/4 were willing to help with 4-H, but only 1/8
        to 1/2 of the parents actually did.
       The most common response parents gave
        when asked why they did not help with 4-H
        was, ―nobody asked me.‖
   Parents need to be asked to assist with
    the 4-H Program. And, they need specific
    information related to the task at hand.



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Methods to gain parent support
   Ask!
       Many parents are willing to help but are
        unaware that they are needed or wanted.
   Become acquainted with the parents.
   Find out where they would like to help -
    determine parent interests and abilities
    by having them complete a short
    questionnaire
       (e.g., 4-H Parent Interest Survey)



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Methods to gain parent support
   Be specific about the requests that you
    make of the parents, including tasks and
    time involved.
   Invite parents to a special meeting at the
    beginning of the 4-H year
      Inform them of general 4-H procedures

      Introduce them to the volunteer
       leadership and other parents
      Request the parents’ assistance



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Methods to gain parent support
   Keep parents informed of upcoming
    activities and events
       Send newsletters, information sheets, calls, e-
        mails, Facebook posts, etc.
   Let parents know the expectations of
    them and their children as 4-H members.
   Encourage parents to attend 4-H Club
    Meetings.
   Recognize members and their parents.


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Methods to gain parent support
   Lead a 4-H Scavenger Hunt at one of the
    early meetings with parents and children,
    using the local 4-H program book as a
    source for the questions and answers.
   Conduct at least one family activity with
    the 4-H Club (e.g., pitch-in dinner, picnic,
    challenge relay games, etc.)
   Involve parents in meaningful activities so
    they can see the value in their assistance.



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Roadblocks to parent support

   Lack of communication
   Lack of understanding of 4-H
    program
       Do not understand educational value of
        program or program objectives
       Consider 4-H as recreation or
        babysitting service




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Overcome roadblocks with…

   Clear communications
   Avoiding last-minute requests
   Support and assistance
   Encouragement
   Thank you’s




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Module #3:
Roles 4-H Parents Can Perform in
the 4-H Program
“I am more eager to do my share if others are also helping,
if I have chosen it, and if it fits my time and skill.”



                        “I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What?”

    Indiana 4-H Parent Resource Series for Extension
                  Educators, Volunteers, and Parents

                Compiled by Steve McKinley, Extension Specialist,
                                     Leadership & Volunteerism


                                                               24
Objective: Identify roles parents
can perform in the 4-H Program.


Question to answer:

    What roles can parents perform
    within the 4-H Program?


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Parent Roles in 4-H
   Help, cooperate, and smile often!
   Offer your time & services to assist the
    4-H Club volunteer.
       You have knowledge, skills, and abilities that
        are needed in 4-H.
   Attend 4-H meetings to provide
    assistance with crowd control.
   Pick up and/or drop off your children – on
    time!
   Consider helping with the operation of the
    4-H Club.
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Parent Roles in 4-H

   Serve on committees to help plan
    and conduct events.
   Share your expertise in projects
    with club members.
   Share ideas for possible future
    programs.
   Help secure other qualified adults to
    assist with projects and activities.

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Parent Roles in 4-H

   Serve as a judge for an event.
   Support the 4-H Program in the
    community.
   Promote 4-H among friends and
    acquaintances.
   Provide refreshments.
   Encourage accurate and complete
    record-keeping.

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Parent Roles in 4-H
   Read the information sent to your
    home about 4-H to keep up-to-date on
    activities.
   Know that ―help‖ is guidance and
    support; ―do with‖ rather than ―do
    for‖.
   Follow expectations of a 4-H parent
    (see next module).
   Consider volunteer service in the 4-H
    program. Applications are available in
    the County Extension Office.
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Module #4:
Expectations of 4-H Parents
“Extension educators and local leaders may kindle the flame
in youth, but it takes the good will and help of parents to
keep the fire burning."


                        “I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What?”

    Indiana 4-H Parent Resource Series for Extension
                  Educators, Volunteers, and Parents

                Compiled by Steve McKinley, Extension Specialist,
                                     Leadership & Volunteerism


                                                               30
Objective: List expectations of
4-H parents.


Question to answer:

    What are the expectations of
    parents within the 4-H Program?


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Expectations of 4-H Parents

   Make a sincere effort to have your
    children at 4-H Club meetings and
    activities.
   Pick up your children from 4-H Club
    meetings and activities promptly.
   Advise your children in selecting
    4-H projects that are appropriate
    for them.
   Learn about 4-H with your children.
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Expectations of 4-H Parents
   Keep informed about 4-H through
    information that comes to members
    of your family.
   Help your children learn
    responsibility by encouraging them
    to complete their 4-H projects.
   Be a guide, advisor, teacher, and
    counselor to your children as they
    work on 4-H projects and activities
    …BUT, don’t do the job for them.
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Expectations of 4-H Parents
   Be a good example! Help your
    children be good sports and
    appreciate the successes of others.
   Encourage your children when they
    succeed & even more when they fail.
      Help them see progress; not just
       the end result.
      Children will gain confidence and a
       sense of security when they know
       their parents approve of their work.
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Expectations of 4-H Parents

   Help children learn to make choices
    and decisions.
   Help children understand their
    capabilities and reach their
    potential.
   Support your 4-H Club with your
    time and talents. Be a positive,
    active parental influence.


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Module #5:
4-H Parents, Volunteers, and
Extension Staff Working Together

       “Every member needs significant
       other adults as he grows up."



                     “I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What?”

   Indiana 4-H Parent Resource Series for Extension
                 Educators, Volunteers, and Parents

             Compiled by Steve McKinley, Extension Specialist,
                                  Leadership & Volunteerism


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Objective: Share methods to help
Parents, 4-H Volunteers, and
Extension Staff work together.


Question to answer:

    How can parents, 4-H
    Volunteers, and Extension Staff
    work together more effectively?

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Importance of Parent Involvement to
Volunteers and Extension Staff

   Understand the benefits of parent
    involvement to the members, parents,
    volunteers, and overall 4-H Club program.

   Establish a mind-set that positive parent
    involvement is preferred to no or
    negative parent involvement.

   Work to involve parents more fully in the
    4-H Program.


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Ask parents:
   For their consent when their child first
    joins 4-H.
   To meet occasionally to discuss the club’s
    program.
   To attend club meetings whenever
    possible.
   To identify their interests and abilities in
    helping with 4-H.
   If they are interested in participating in a
    ―Family Buddy System‖ so each new
    family has contact with an experienced
    4-H family.

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Keep parents informed about 4-H.
Help them understand…
   The basic 4-H objectives and benefits to
    youth.
   The essential elements of positive youth
    development.
   Opportunities available through 4-H.
   Expectations of 4-H members.
   Names of 4-H Volunteers and Extension
    Staff.




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Keep parents informed about 4-H.
Help them understand…
   Materials and resources needed for
    project completion.
   Financial costs of 4-H participation.
   Time, date, and location of 4-H meetings
    and activities.
   Methods used to promote 4-H and club
    activities to parents.




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Involve parents:
   Invite them to club events; be sure they
    know they are welcome.
   Provide them with opportunities to assume
    responsibilities within the club.
   Provide those interested in volunteering
    with a task description that lists all of the
    things that need to be done.




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Involve parents:
   Use a rotation system so that no one person
    or family carries the majority of the
    workload.
   Express appreciation for their assistance
    publicly and privately.
   Provide opportunities for parents to offer
    constructive feedback and suggestions on
    the 4-H program.




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Module #6:
Types of Parents

    “Your pleasant presence matters quite a lot."




                     “I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What?”

  Indiana 4-H Parent Resource Series for Extension
                Educators, Volunteers, and Parents

             Compiled by Steve McKinley, Extension Specialist,
                                  Leadership & Volunteerism


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Objective: Describe four
general types of parents.

Questions to answer:

     What are four general types of
     parents?

     How can we help all types of parents
     participate in the 4-H program?

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Types of Parents
   Parents can be classified into four
    general types:

       Balanced
       Overindulgent
       Overstrict
       Unconcerned




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Balanced Parents…
   Share planning, decision making and
    home project work with their children.
   Encourage 4-H to become part of the
    family.
   Teach their children the self-discipline
    necessary to do 4-H projects.




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Balanced Parents…
   Use a kind but firm hand.
   Need less guidance than some of the
    other types, but want to be constantly
    informed of any new developments,
    projects or activities that are available.
   Are more concerned with the educational
    value of 4-H than with the specific award
    the member’s project receives.




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Overindulgent Parents…
   Protect and pamper their children.
   Have boys and girls who join 4-H only
    because their parents think it will be good
    for them.
   Frequently do much of the project work
    and record keeping for their 4-H
    members.




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Overindulgent Parents…
   Find it easier to do the work than to guide
    and teach their children the self-discipline
    necessary to complete the work.
   Have children who may lack initiative.
   Hinder the development of their child’s
    imagination and creativity.




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Overstrict Parents…
   Are the fault-finders who give very little
    constructive criticism and no praise.
   Frequently force adult standards on their
    youngsters, making it impossible for the
    4-H member to succeed.
   Have children who may be insecure,
    frustrated or rebellious and may not
    complete the project for fear of it not
    being ―good enough.‖


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Unconcerned Parents…
   Give their children no
    encouragement.
   Have children who tend not to join
    clubs at all, or if they do, they
    become only ―members.‖
   Have members who, if they start a
    project, seldom finish it because of
    the lack of guidance or enthusiasm
    at home.

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Unconcerned Parents…

   Should be contacted frequently and
    kept informed of their child’s
    progress.
   Need to be encouraged to find some
    areas in which they can develop an
    interest in the child’s work.




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Challenge to Parents:
   Why did you want your child to join 4-H?
       If it is to win, you will be disappointed.
       If it is so your child can learn and become
        involved in a worthwhile activity, you will be
        satisfied.
   Recognition comes with doing the best
    your child can do.
   Be a supportive parent and help your
    child and 4-H volunteer to ―Make the Best
    Better!‖
   Remember…the development of your child
    is more important than your ego!


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Challenge to Volunteers and
Extension Staff:
   Each type of parent is different and each
    will require various ways to be involved
    positively.
   Consider each child and each parent in
    the light of individual differences as you
    set up the 4-H Program and ask for
    parental involvement.




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Module #7: Recognizing
Parent Contributions to the
4-H Program
       “Parents need support and opportunities
       to continue learning as their children grow.”



                      “I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What?”

   Indiana 4-H Parent Resource Series for Extension
                 Educators, Volunteers, and Parents

              Compiled by Steve McKinley, Extension Specialist,
                                   Leadership & Volunteerism


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Objective: Identify methods to
recognize the contributions of
parents to the 4-H Program.

Questions to answer:

     Why is it important to recognize
     parent contributions?

     What methods can be used to
     recognize parents?

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Importance of Recognition
   Parent contributions to 4-H are an
    important part of the success of the
    overall program.
   Everyone likes to be recognized,
    including the parents who are a part
    of your program.
   Recognizing parents takes a little
    time, but it can produce great
    rewards!

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Methods to Recognize Parents

   Be creative.
   Don’t forget the simple things.
   Involve program participants in the
    recognition.
       Parents like to know that those who they are
        serving appreciate their efforts.
       The participants may have very innovative
        ideas for how to recognize parents.




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Methods to Recognize Parents
   Encourage members to say ―thank you‖
    to their parents for their help.

   Hold a ―Parent Appreciation Night.‖
       Include refreshments or a meal prepared by
        members.
       Include talent by members.
       Have members present certificates or small
        4-H favors in appreciation of their parents’
        help.

   Include parents’ names in 4-H newsletters
    and news stories.

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Methods to Recognize Parents
   Recognize parents along with their
    children for 4-H accomplishments at 4-H
    Achievement Programs.

   Have a roll call that asks members to
    complete the following sentence when
    their name is called: ―I’m proud of my
    (parent) because…‖

   Hold special family-related club events
    such as canoe trip, campout, cook-out,
    family share-the-fun night, etc.

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Methods to Recognize Parents
   Provide child care services for younger
    children of 4-H parents during the time
    they are helping with the 4-H Club
    program.

   Arrange for discounts or coupons
    redeemable to local businesses for
    parents who help.

   Write thank-you notes, send cards, or
    send e-mails to express appreciation for
    parental support.

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Methods to Recognize Parents
   Personalize the recognition.
       Certificates or plaques with the parent’s name
        (spelled correctly)
       Recognition gift that is meaningful to the individual
        parent

   Plan a recognition edition of a
    club newsletter.

   Place a phone call to a parent who has
    been particularly instrumental in a
    program.


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Methods to Recognize Parents
   Offer a ―Parents’ Night Out‖ for those who
    volunteer with the program (and utilize
    older 4-H members to help lead age-
    appropriate activities for young children).

   Invite selected parents to be guests of
    honor at each 4-H meeting.

   Provide further opportunities for parents
    to offer their services to the 4-H Program.


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Module #8: Additional Resources
to Involve Parents in the 4-H
Program

       “The family is the setting in which 4-H occurs.”




                      “I’m a 4-H Parent…Now What?”

   Indiana 4-H Parent Resource Series for Extension
                 Educators, Volunteers, and Parents

              Compiled by Steve McKinley, Extension Specialist,
                                   Leadership & Volunteerism


                                                             65
Objective: Locate resources to help
4-H parents become positively and
actively involved in the 4-H Program.


Question to answer:

     What other resources are
     available to help involve
     parents in 4-H?

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Sullivan County 4-H Family Guide




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LaPorte County 4-H Family Guide

   Based on Sullivan County’s Guide,
    with the addition of a 4-page list of
    4-H Terms used in LaPorte County
   Posted on County 4-H Web site,
    referred to in newsletters,
    distributed to club leaders and at
    enrollment nights, kept in brochure
    rack in Extension Office


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  Porter County 4-H Parent Page
http://www.extension.purdue.edu/Porter/4-hparentpage/4-
hparentpage_main.htm




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Starke County 4-H Parent Letters

   Information letter following
    enrollment
   Follow-up letter prior to the 4-H Fair




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Parents’ 4-H Pledge
I pledge my…
 HEAD to give my child the information I can, to
   help him/her see things clearly and to make wise
   decisions.
 HEART to encourage and support my child no
   matter whether he/she has successes or
   disappointments.
 HANDS to help my child's club; if I cannot be a
   volunteer, I can help in many equally important
   ways.
 HEALTH to keep my child strong and well for a
   better world through 4-H, for my child's club, our
   community, our country, and our world.


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Parents’ Anti-4-H Pledge
I pledge my…
 HEAD to force my ideas on others
   whether they are welcome or not.
 HEART to meet my needs over the needs
   of others.
 HANDS to do the work for my kids so
   they will be a positive reflection of me.
 HEALTH to self-righteous living because I
   know what is best for my club, my
   community, my country, and my world.


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"Ten Commandments for Parents"

   "Doing the right thing" as a parent isn't
    always easy. However, the following list
    of "Ten Commandments" can act as a
    guide for parents when it comes to
    teaching their children about the
    responsibilities of raising and showing
    animals.

    (Written for livestock, but applicable to all projects!)



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"Ten Commandments for Parents"
   Thou shalt not feed, train, and care for the
    animal, for thou art trying to teach the child
    responsibility.
   Thou shalt forgive a child for making mistakes in
    the show ring, for thou hath made mistakes too.
   Thou shalt not get mad when thy child forgets
    items in the show box, for one day thou may
    forget the show box.
   Thou shalt help the show management for they
    are doing a job that thou would not want to do.
   Thou shalt see that thy child is on time for all
    show activities for thou would not want to wait
    on another.


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"Ten Commandments for Parents"
   Thou shalt be sure that thy child has the animals
    entered and the registration papers in order by
    the designated time.
   Thou shalt teach the child that winning a blue
    ribbon is a desirable goal, but making friends
    along the way is a more worthy goal.
   Thou shalt not complain about the judge for it is
    their opinion that has been sought.
   Thou shalt remember that livestock projects are
    teaching projects, not necessarily money-making
    projects.
   Thou shalt remember that the livestock project is
    a family project that shall be enjoyed and
    supported by the entire family.
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Do’s and Don’ts of Being a 4-H Parent

   DO take time to learn about 4-H, what it
    stands for and how it operates.
   DO advise your son or daughter in
    selecting 4-H projects. Help them select a
    project they are interested in, have the
    ability to accomplish and is one for which
    you can help furnish needed materials,
    facilities, financing and guidance.




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Do’s and Don’ts of Being a 4-H Parent

   DO show your interest and enthusiasm for
    the 4-H projects selected. Find out what
    is suggested for members to do and
    learn. Encourage your child to work on
    the project and record keeping all year
    long, and not to wait until the last
    minute.
   DO encourage your child to participate in
    county and state events, such as public
    presentations, camp, fair, workshops and
    other activities.


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Do’s and Don’ts of Being a 4-H Parent
   DO keep the purpose of the 4-H project in
    perspective. Realize that a project is simply a
    teaching tool and a method for involving boys and
    girls in a worthwhile activity. Above all, remember
    that your child is more important than the 4-H
    project.
   DO give encouragement when your 4-H’er
    succeeds and even more when he/she fails.
    Judging and awards are not final exams.
    Whatever ratings are given or scores received,
    help your child to see progress made, things that
    have been learned, and goals that have been
    reached.


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Do’s and Don’ts of Being a 4-H Parent
   DO keep in mind that the most important goal of
    4-H is personal growth of the individual.
   DO volunteer to share your hobbies and talents
    with 4-H members.
   DO be tactful—with 4-H volunteers, educators,
    judges, and your child.
   DO remember that 4-H volunteers and judges are
    often volunteering their own time for the benefit
    of your child; don’t forget to show them your
    appreciation.
   DO ask questions!




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Do’s and Don’ts of Being a 4-H Parent

   DON’T do your child’s project for them,
    even though you may be able to do it
    faster, better, simpler and with much less
    mess.
   DON’T discourage a child’s enthusiasm by
    providing too much corrective influence or
    criticism.
   DON’T let the desire to win overpower
    your child’s ability to learn. Do keep in
    mind that the 4-H experience should be
    an educational one.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Being a 4-H Parent

   DON’T schedule family vacations which
    conflict with your child’s 4-H schedule.
   DON’T re-live your childhood experiences
    through your child.
   DON’T view your child as an extension of
    yourself. Don’t view his/her success or
    failure as a reflection of your ability or
    worth.
   DON’T assume your child is always right
    (or always wrong).


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Parent Resource Reference List
   NOTE: A number of resources are available to
    provide support to volunteers and parents regarding
    parent involvement in 4-H. These documents are
    available on the U: drive unless otherwise noted.

       Bovitz, L.K. (2004, November). ―4-H
        Parent’s/Guardian’s Pledge.‖ Seminar
        conducted at National Association of
        Extension 4-H Agents, Oklahoma City,
        Oklahoma.
       ―4-H Parent Interest Survey.‖ Mississippi
        State University Cooperative Extension
        Service.


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Parent Resource Reference List
     ―Involving Parents in 4-H,‖ 4-H Volunteer
      Leaders’ Series, University of Arkansas
      Extension.
      http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publi
      cations/HTML/4-
      H_Volunteer_Leaders_Series/4HCG1.asp
     McKinley, S. (2005). ―4-H Handbook
      Scavenger Hunt‖. Purdue University.
      West Lafayette, Indiana.




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Parent Resource Reference List
     Osborne, L.J. (2004, November). ―Plan
      to Involve Parents.‖ Seminar conducted
      at 2004 North Central Region Volunteer
      Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana.
     ―Parents Anti-4-H Pledge‖, source
      unknown
     ―Parents 4-H Pledge‖, source unknown
     Potter, T. (2003, June). ―Dig-in Form for
      Parents,‖ Involving 4-H Parents.
      Government of Alberta.



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Parent Resource Reference List
     Powell, G. (1994). ―The Do’s and Don’ts
      of Being a 4-H Parent,‖ New Jersey 4-H
      Leader Training Series. Rutgers
      University.
      http://www.rce.rutgers.edu/pubs/pdfs/4
      h/e148/209-212.pdf
     Purdue University, State 4-H Youth
      Development Program. (Revised 1/10).
      ―4-H Parent (Home Helper) Position
      Description.‖ West Lafayette, Indiana.




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Parent Resource Reference List
     Purdue University, State 4-H Youth
      Development Program. (2001, June).
      ―Parents,‖ Indiana 4-H Leader Guide.
      (4-H 685-W). West Lafayette, Indiana.
     Smith, B.A. (1998). ―4-H Parent’s
      Window of Work.‖ Rutgers University.
     ―Ten Commandments for 4-H Parents‖,
      source unknown




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        “4-H 101”
Parent Orientation Meeting




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Resources for Presenters

   Flyer template
   Complete Agenda
   Sign-up sheet
   Registration Form
   Lesson Plan
   PowerPoint presentation and notes



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Parent Meeting Packet Content List
   Cover Letter
   Agenda
   ―4-H 101‖ Mixer
   ―The Top 10 Things Every 4-H
    Parent Should Know‖ PowerPoint
    slides
   The 4-H Family Tree
   What Should Parents Expect from
    4-H Club Leaders?

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Parent Meeting Packet Content List
   4-H Parent Position Description
   4-H Parent Interest Survey
   Dig-in Form for 4-H
    Parents/Guardians
   4-H Parent’s Window of Work
   4-H Parent’s/Guardian’s Pledge
   4-H Handbook Scavenger Hunt
   Local 4-H Program Resources

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“The Top 10 Things Every
4-H Parent Should Know”


PowerPoint presentation to include in
―4-H 101‖ Parent Orientation Meeting




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“The Top 10 Things Every 4-H
Parent Should Know”

#10   What is 4-H?
#9    The 4-H Family Tree
#8    The Nuts & Bolts of 4-H
#7    4-H is a Family Affair!
#6    Life skills are skills for life!




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“The Top 10 Things Every 4-H
Parent Should Know”

#5   Reading is FUNdamental
#4   4-H opportunities are knocking
#3   There is no such thing as a dumb
     question
#2   Procrastinate…NOT!!!
#1   4-H = FUN



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Questions and Answers related to
“4-H 101” Parent Orientation
Meeting




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  “Characteristics of Positive Youth
Development & Life Skill Development”
          Tuesday, March 9, 2010,
    10:00 a.m.- 12 noon, Adobe Connect


      Thank you for your
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