I am thinking about a struggle, you know, the kind we have when we are growing up as kids. I have seen some things, and I know so much more now how tough that can be on a population of millions. Now as a parent who has had the blessed fortune of raising my own son and other children non-biological.
I realize that they have so many traps prepared for them to avoid. It is our duty to keep them safe. We try to tell them to stay away from strangers, but guess what, here today we have the internet service. We try to explain, ” You can not always trust what you hear others say” But there again gossiping peers have an enormous influence on their social skills. Often, every now and then we watch the scary movies with them, hey a little fear can’t hurt. Can it?? Freddy, Jason, wolfman, and Dracula Well you get the picture. I believe a change of interaction between parent and child must begin with values, morals, discipline, logic and truthfulness. Perhaps a little home-grown religion may help but not overboard to the point the kid can’t have a child’s life. After all, growing up should be a happy memory, it should have pretty birthdays, loving parents, the very greatest of all grandparents and friends, protectors , balloons, candy and the joy of the world. Get Real!
Some of us have had horror, pain, poverty, and cruel unusual punishment. I know this for a fact, that it is easier to love a child now than to imprison an unloved adult later. We know we can not always get it right, but we could try a little harder to correct the problems now before the explosion in their lives later. Teach them how to pray, teach them about managing money, how to be kind to others but also to not let people use them or abuse them. We kind of have to help them learn social behavior with respect and honesty.
We can not ever give up on them if they can’t run fast, if their soccer game isn’t all that, if their home work is not bringing the A”s or B”s. We have to be tolerant of their successes as well as their failures, we have to prove to them about the dangers of drugs, criminal intentions, dishonesty, lurid behavior, sex and on my God, ALCOHOL. Somewhere on this planet, the entire family has got to show a better direction for our kids.
Thanks For Caring