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Yolande Barial
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose

Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.
510-589-6445
 

http://just-a-mom.us/

http://www.redroom.com/member/yolandebarial

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Parental Responsibility – Article

Her Voice: Children are a parental responsibility

by Yolande Barial / For the Tracy Press Tracy Press Jan 28, 2011 | 1006 views | 

New Year’s Day, my 15-year-old son and his girlfriend were invited to a party at the home of one of their school friends in Lathrop. I had never been to the home before, and neither had my son or his girlfriend.

The closer we got to the area, we noticed other vehicles driving slowly; apparently looking for the same house. There were three adults standing outside of a house — two men and one woman. I parked the van directly across the street and got out, as did the teens in my care. As I walked up to the house, hand outstretched, I introduced myself and then my son.

Before I could even begin to introduce my son’s girlfriend, the woman said to me, “You are the first adult to get out of your car and meet us.” I responded with, “You have got to be kidding?”

She said no, as did her husband and the neighbor. The two men looked rather athletic and were very capable of handling any 15-year-old boys or girls. She then told me that I was more than welcome to go inside her home and take a look around, and then she said to look at how many kids are in her home.

I walked into the home, a beautiful and roomy place with vaulted ceilings. The bass beats were rhythmically bumping off the walls and at least 30 teenagers were standing around, looking and talking to one another. I saw a lot of scantily clad girls and a bunch of sagging-pants boys.

On my way back to the van, the mom and I chatted, the dad told me what time the party was over and I assured him that my son’s girlfriend’s father would be picking them up. I wished them good night. He assured me that everything was going to be fine. I was comfortable leaving my charges at the party.

As I walked back to my van, I saw more cars pulling up. A car of four girls with an adult woman in the driver’s seat — probably someone’s mom — caught my attention. The mom had the car in park, engine still running, windows rolled up. The girls got out and went to greet the owners of the home and went inside. The mom never got out, and as a matter of fact, she had already driven away before her charges had gone into the house.

As I sat in my van, I thought: As parents, we have really fallen down on the job. In light of all of the crime that occurs daily against our children, there are still adults/parents/guardians who find it permissible to just drop their children off at a stranger’s house.

Does anyone but me see something wrong with this behavior, this style of parenting? As just a mom, I call on the other guardians to remember that we are the parents, and as such, we are directly responsible for our children and their welfare. We cannot continue to abdicate our responsibility and then blame others for what our children do.

We must put into practice adult caretaking behavior, for not only our sake but for the sake of the children we have been blessed to have in our lives.

• Yolande Barial is a mother and Tracy resident. 

Yolande Barial
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose

Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.
510-589-6445

https://yolandebarial.wordpress.com/

http://www.redroom.com/member/yolandebarial

ybarial@gmail.com

http://www.tracypress.com/view/full_story/11154526/article-Her-Voice–Children-are-a-parental-responsibility?

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/what-are-some-simple-yet-big-things-parents-guardians-can-do-for-children-and-teens/

“Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers women of all ages to be on purpose.”

Article – Published

I owe my gratitude to my writing coach Teresa Leyung Ryan for her coaching, guidance and disciplined determinate spirit. She told me to blog daily. My goal was to be comfortable with writing daily and to become published. I began this journey in January 2010.  I was published January 28, 2011.  Thank you Teresa.  http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/ Thank you Tracy Press.

Yolande Barial
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose

Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.
510-589-6445

https://yolandebarial.wordpress.com/

http://www.redroom.com/member/yolandebarial

ybarial@gmail.com

“Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers women of all ages to be on purpose.”

Love Made of Heart

http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/august-is-happiness-happens-month/ 

She wrote about me, I write about her. Teresa LeYung Ryan a sister-friend, mentor, author, writing career coach, publisher and an inspirational woman on a mission. http://www.lovemadeofheart.com/

GraceArt Publishing is the publisher of Build My Writer’s Name, Beat the Game:  How to Create a Platform and Attract Agents, Acquisition Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention (the 22 minutes for 22 days workbook) 

All I can say is that if you need motivation, if you need branding help, if you need someone to push you into your own idea of who you are – that would be Teresa.  She has been my guide and my friend for 15 years and I attribute the ability to step out on faith as it applies to writing to her. She pushed me into WordPress and into Red Room http://www.redroom.com/member/yolandebarial

and into going to panel discussions, book signings and poetry readings. She introduced me to those that I needed to know when I decided to produce my own poetry readings at Kimball’s Carnival and then at Magic Johnson’s Starbucks in Oakland. I love her and I know you will too.  She is creating in my mind’s eye the vision that is retiring at 55.  Thanks T!

Yolande Barial
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose

Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.
510-589-6445
 

 https://yolandebarial.wordpress.com/ 

http://www.redroom.com/member/yolandebarial 

 ybarial@gmail.com 

 “Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers women of all ages to be on purpose.”

Teresa LeYung Ryan – Check her out!!

Teresa LeYung Ryan, author, writing coach, mentor, speaker, and friend says, and I quote  “I am so happy to announce the opening of the Love Made of Heart online store where you’ll find gift items for yourselves, children, moms and babies, pets, friends.”
http://lovemadeofheart.com/Love-Made-of-Heart-Online-Store-&-Gift-Shop.html

Need she  say more? (SMILE) Congratulations Teresa on another job well done.  It is always a good thing to surround yourself with like-minded people who are in motion. If you don’t rememnber anything else remember that.  Be forward thinking, moving and going somewhere, ANYWHERE besides where you are at right now.  Move something and believe me, life will reward the movement by surrounding you with others who are in the business of moving. 

Yolande Barial
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose
Seeks to enrich the lives of women through spoken word.
510-589-6445
yolandebarial@wordpress.com
www.redroom.com/member
ybarial@gmail.com

“Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers all sisters, young and seasoned, to become on-purpose for themselves.”

The Commonwealth Club – SF

 

authors Teresa LeYung Ryan, Scott James, Elizabeth Block speak about promoting creatively at the Commonwealth Club

Teresa, Scott & Elizabeth – The Commonweatlh Club, San Francisco

I was a cheerleader for my writing coach Teresa http://www.WritingCoachTeresa.com last night, Monday April 19th.  She was among 2 other authors that were on  a panel to discuss Self-Publishing. Teresa LeYung Ryan was on a panel with Scott James www.kemblescott.com, and Elizabeth Block www.elizabethblock.com. They were at The Commonwealth Club, www.commonwealthclub.org. The Commonwealth Club is the oldest and largest public affairs forum whose mission is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation.

Kevin O’Malley was the host and he is the Chairman of the Business and Leadership Forum at the Commonwealth Club and co-producer with Paula Henricks who was the moderator and is the president and founder of Cinnabarbridge Communications www.cinnabarbridge.com  of this self publishing series.

What did I learn? The most important thing is to be true to who you are as a person and as a creator of your work. I learned to always strive to be uniquely me.  I learned that every person has their own style and that to be able to be the first at anything is always a good thing. Why? Because then those that follow have to be better than you.

I also learned that I have an amazing social network of friends and colleagues that are a lot like me.  People who write and create just because if they don’t, they will shrivel up and just be.  I learned that to retire at 55 I am on the right track of developing my own unique voice and in so doing this platform allows me to figure out exactly what my mission statement should be for Yolande. This mission statement needs to be reflective of my values and my morals and it needs to express the richness of my father and mothers union that created me and my brothers and sister.

I will find that hook that makes Yolande with an e and not an a at the end – special. I will articulate that one day soon. I can feel it in my bones.   

Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers all sisters, young and seasoned, to become on-purpose for themselves.”

Updated my About Yolande page

Well thanks to Teresa Ryan my writing coach I have come into the year 2010 after being dragged, prodded and gently persuaded to write.  Ever since the birth of my son some 14 years ago she has been my cheerleader and been a woman who I have grown to respect and admire.  Well Teresa thanks to you and this blogging idea you had for me to do I am now writing daily and thinking creatively and all of the time.  I can’t wait to sit down and put my thoughts on the laptop screen. A byproduct of all this blogging,  is that I find I am even more organized! Organized not only at home also at work. I think the reason is that I feel that this is something I have to do so I make sure it happens.  My next thing that has to be done is exercise -my thought is to exercise in my office.  The goal is to begin tomorrow! Whew something else that has to be done and I will do it.  

I updated by About Yolande Page tonight, I will of course clean it up as you suggested, Teresa, adding the links and making them hot and of course my tags need to be updated as well as I am sure a few typo’s.  Tonight is my Monday and as usual it was intense.  I should probably go to sleep now as soon as I can put in this hot link to T’s site.  I have to get up at 5:30 a.m. getting my 3 children up and ready for school and me off to work. This retiring at 55 is a whole lot of work! Good night Teresa I love you muchos my dear.  Need a writing coach check her out! http://writingcoachteresa.com