(WGHP) — It’s a parent’s job to make sure your children have a voice, even if no one else is speaking up for them.

Counselor Valerie Jones offers advice for how parents can advocate for their children on this week’s Mommy Matters.

  • Understand the issue
  • Think about what you want for your child
  • Present a solution
  • Know your child’s rights
  • Stay calm
  • Get organized
  • Get support