“Some parents seem less focused on education and more focused on getting their children out to get a job. They don’t put value on education that parents have in the past. Kids all want to be grown and are not – any more than we were – but parents are giving them too much rope. And legislators can find money for everything but education! Parents should go back to being parents and stop trying to be buddies – running buddies. Things have changed, but children still want you to be the mother and the father – the parents.” Extended Family, Extending WisdomDonna Y. Roberson BrownOrdinary Extraordinary African American Women: The Elders