Advocate- What does it mean?
I first want to take a look at advocate as a noun, pronounced ad-vo-ket. According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, an advocate is a person who actively supports or favors a cause.
My favorite synonyms for advocate are: backer, friend, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, cheerleader, encourager, fellow traveler
Used in a sentence: Since I am an advocate for children’s books, my family reads every day.
Next, let’s look at advocate as a verb, pronounced ad-voe-kAte. According to Merriam Webster is to promote the interests or cause of
My favorite synonyms for advocate are: support, back, champion, endorse, assist, help, preach, talk, rescue, save
Used in a sentence: I advocate that my children develop a passion for reading because I believe it is the second most important thing I can teach them.
Parents as Advocates
In most situations, there is no better person to advocate on behalf of a child than their parent or guardian.
- More than likely, no one cares about your child as much as you do
- You know your child the best
- You are responsible for your child
- If you don’t speak up for your child, who else will?
When is it Necessary to Advocate for our Children?
It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure our child’s physical, social/emotional, and academic needs are being met. If these three areas are effectively covered, we are setting our … Read the rest