Your Presence Is Requested is a challenge to parents and communities to become involved positively in the life and education of a child. It is a collection of essays on parenting and education that promotes child-centered teaching and learning. Every child needs and deserves an advocate and someone who cares for and supports her. These essays help parents and caregivers think about and plan for the life changing experience available through education. Using personal experiences as a parent and educator, Dr. Veda Pendleton McClain shares information from her education process as well as that of her children. She provides timely insight into the issues plaguing our education system from multiple perspectives. She also offers achievable sensible solutions to these issues and examines what each of us can do daily to promote the wellbeing of a child. This is a must read for parents and educators alike.