Long-distance parenting

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As a working parent it is very difficult at times to be present in the child's life. However with modern technology it becomes a lot easier. You can call your kid everyday. Most kids now have cell phones. You can get on the internet and they can actually see you when they talk to you. Making sure that I am saying, "I love you," everyday even though I am not there. So there are ways that you should be able to communicate with your child everyday even if you are not physically there. Just explain to your child what you are doing. "Why is my dad away?" "I am trying to pay for your college. I am trying to pay for the house right now so I have to go away to do this job. So you can enjoy these luxuries that you have."

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Fernando Pullum, MA

Director of Performing Arts & Educational Specialist

Fernando Pullum is an educator and professional musician. In 1989 LAUSD recognized Fernando’s music program as the first music magnet in South Los Angeles. During the years that followed, 100% of Fernando’s students graduated with a high school diploma and only one student failed to enroll in college during the next fifteen years. Fernando has been recognized by many organizations and individuals throughout his tenure, including Oprah, VH-1 and the State of California as its teacher of the year.

Over the years, Fernando’s students have performed for many dignitaries, including President Ford and Prince Charles.  The students have performed with Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Al Jarreau, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and many other incredible musicians. They have opened the Playboy Jazz Festival four times and traveled to Cuba, Brazil, Spain, and New York.

He has an MA in Music Education and a MA in Trumpet Performance.

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