Her- My Most Favorite Person

You have always said I am your biggest fan

You are right

You know all the right things to say

You are always on my side

You think outside the box

You solve problems

You hold us together

You make this crazy world a better place

Mom, I love you.

-Your biggest fan

Unexplainable Things #6

Boys & Sports

Hey guys!

So this confuses me a bit! Lol

Okay, so you may or may not know that both of my sons are in sports. Fyshy is in baseball and Jacksson is in football. Well, with that being said, I too am in Sports! Lol Well I might as well be playing because keeping up with practices, games, and gear is constant. So about a week ago, I am loading groceries into the back of my SUV and I see a cup, I grab the cup. I had no idea what in the world it was. Shortly after I realized it was a cup, I discarded it just as fast as I possibly could. However, I am so confused to why there is a random cup in my car. Since, the cup has been haunting me. It turns up everywhere all the time in the most craziest places. LoL Next, yesterday I was giving a friend of mine a ride. I noticed a mouth piece in my car by itself. Didn’t know what that was either. Lol Moral of the story, I guess random sports gear in your car and EVERYWHERE may be unexplainable but I guess this is just part of sports and boys

Their Mama

Being their Mama is Challenging~

The fighting back and forth, the fits, the messes, the second guessing my parenting decisions, the sleepless nights, and the unexplainable things.

Being their Mama is Loud and Obnoxious~

The repeating of my words over and over again, the sound my voice makes when an unexplainable thing occurs.  

Being their Mama is Expensive~

The food, the clothes, the toys, the adventures, the sports, the care, and the unexplainable things.

Whereas~

Being their Mama is Worth it and a True Gift from God~

The hugs, the kisses, the snuggles, the smiles, the laughs, the excitement, the unconditional love and bond, and the unexplainable things,

Being their Mama is Fun~

The adventures, the silliness, the random questions, the learning from each other, and the silly unexplainable things,

Being their Mama is my Greatest Accomplishment~

The politeness, the caring, the gentleness, the intelligence, the kindness, the friendship, the giving, the love they offer to this world every day, and of course, the unexplainable things.

Love you both always and forever with my entire heart!

~Their Mama

A Child’s view on Sunscreen

Hi Everyone!

As some of you may know I am a full time online student. With that being said,  it is my overall goal to become a counselor for children and families. Currently I hold my roles. I am a student, mother and caseworker for my community. The last year or so I have been MIA in with my blog. I am hoping to change this. I love to write and document my life. So I am thinking what better way to share some of my learning journey with all of you. After all, it may just help some and teach me some things in the process. So feel free to comment and share your thoughts and views.

            To start, this week I learned both Piaget and Vygotsky were intelligent developmental theorist. In fact, Stantrock (2018) describes Piaget as a genius when it came to observing children. While on the other hand, “Vygotsky’s theory has been embraced by many teachers and has been successfully applied to education” (Clara, 2017; Gauvain & Perez, 2015). Although Piaget and Vygotsky have differences in each of their theories, they also have similarities. Overall, each theorist share intriguing information based children’s cognitive developmental factors.

            Piaget and Vygotsky have notable different views on education and a child’s development.  Piaget believes children develop knowledge by transforming, organizing, and reorganizing previous knowledge (Stantrock, 2018, p.203). For example, my five year old son easily sun burns. With that being said, when he starts to feel as if he’s getting warm in the sun he will notify me that he needs more sunscreen applied. Piaget would suggest my son has felt hot before which ultimately resulted in a sun burn and has taught him to associate the feeling of heat on his skin to sunscreen, to prevent the pain he suffered from the sun burn. Whereas, Vygotsky theorizes children conduct knowledge primary through social communication (Stantrock, 2018, p.203). With that being said, Vygotsky would associate my child’s urge to apply sunscreen to come from previous guidance and communication by applying sunscreen on him after I ask if he’s feeling hot while outside.

            Lastly I would like to point out although Piaget and Vygotsky share many differences, one similarity stands out most for me. According to Stantrock (2018)  “In both Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories, teachers serve as a facilitators and guides, rather than as directors and molders of learning” (p.202). In other words, they both agree teachers are viewed as an opportunity of guidance. For example, both theorist would believe it beneficial to explain to my young son the reasoning behind applying sunscreen. Ultimately, this will provide the knowledge and consequences of not applying sunscreen to his skin. What theorist do you guys believe to be most accurate?

  Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a great weekend!

-Britt

References

Stantrock, W. J. (2018). A topical approach to life-span development (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

Clara, M. (2017) How instruction influences conceptual development: Vygotsky’s theory revisited.Educational Psychologist, 52, 50-62.

Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. (2015) Cognitive development in the context of culture. In R.M. Lerner (ED.),Handbook of child psychology and developmental science (7th ed.). New York: Wiley.