Talks My Mother Never Had With Me

A Loving Mother's Perspective For Young Women
Student Book
Grades 5-8
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781929561025
Item Number: 8106


Developed and written by an African-American parent and educator, this powerful mentoring program provide the tools that adults can use to have a real impact the lives of youngsters. 

The program addresses the forces that today’s youth are up against and offer students the skills and values that are often missing in their lives. The student book, used in conjunction with the mentor’s guide, facilitates the sharing of critical issues between generations. Each lesson serves as an appetizer to stimulate thought and discussion.

Part I – Learning to Look for Wisdom

  1. You Are Special (making a good first impression)
  2. Every Girl Needs a Woman in Her World
  3. Family Equals Joy and Pain
  4. Three Kinds of People (the simple, the foolish, and the wise)
  5. Who Do You Act Like?

Part II – Developing a Wise Attitude

  1. Tyler and His Tie-Out (a strong cord of morality)
  2. The Power of a Positive Attitude
  3. Self-Discipline (managing yourself)
  4. Handling Fear (moving forward)
  5. Dealing with Rejection

Part III – Becoming A Wise Scholar

  1. Grades! (are they important?)
  2. My Teacher, My Friend
  3. Understanding How You Learn
  4. Expectations With An Example (an appeal to potential)

Part IV – Becoming a Wise Sister and Friend

  1. Jealousy (an attitude seen in action)
  2. They Made Him MAD! (controlling anger)
  3. Loyalty: What is it? (who needs it?)
  4. BOYS! (are not like girls)
  5. Brothers and Sisters (friends for life)

Part V – Treating Others With Wisdom

  1. Preparing for Your Peer Group (you are not “everybody else”)
  2. Peach People (understanding different cultures)
  3. Payback (taking revenge and getting even)
  4. Trash Talkin’ (is it worth it?)

Part VI – A Little Wisdom Goes a Long Way

  1. Changing Things (the facts of life and the challenges of life)
  2. The Media, Entertainment and Reality
  3. Considering Smoking (don’t!)
  4. What I’m Gonna be When I Grow Up (becoming healthy, wealthy, and wise)

No One Else Like Me (a song for the mentor and mentee)

In-service training, consultation, or workshops by the author of this program can be provided for your school, facility, church, or organization. For more information and available dates, please contact:

Dr. Ollie Watts Davis
P.O. Box 111
Champaign, Illinois 61824

Phone: 217-352-4628

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