The world is full of of wonderful people. Alas there are those who care little about humanity. What is happening in Syria is a perfect example of this. When there is power struggle between nations few give thought about the defenseless civilians who simply want to live in peace. My heart breaks for the people of Syria, especially for those innocent children. No child should have to suffer what they are going through? Does anyone think about the children?
Do Children Play Outdoors Anymore?
I remember growing up, at school, we couldn’t wait for recess to come so we could go outside and play. From jump rope, to baseball, dandy shandy and hopscotch, we did it all. Sometime we girls would sit and play jacks. It was so much fun.
These days children will sit and be on their phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices for hours without venturing outdoors. Oh how times have changed.
One of the things plaguing society today is poor parenting. Too many children are growing up without role models they can emulate. The weakness of our men in regard to being responsible and showing moral and mental strength have resulted in many single parent homes where raising the children is left solely on the women. Yes we have weak women too because we have single parent homes with fathers playing both roles. However overall the number of single female households way outnumber the men. This is a clear indication that as parents our women are way stronger than our men.
Too many men seem to suffer from the Georgie Porgie syndrome. It is all sweet and dandy in the relationship until a child come into the picture then like scared little boys they run away. Weak people are always seeking the easy way out of a situation and for many men and some women turning their backs on their responsibilities is the easy way.
Every child needs at least one strong parent. So if you are that strong parent in your child or children’s life be proud and do your best to raise them right. For all you struggling single mothers, stay strong. At times it will get rough but hold on. Children grow up and someday you will look back with pride on a job well done. To all the weak men who are still running, grow up, be a man. A strong man or woman never turn their backs on their children. Only the weak ones do.
To all the Fathers, Grandfathers, StepFathers and all the men who have played the role of fathers and have had a positive impact in the lives of children we salute you today. Happy Father’s Day!
Most relationships never end on a good note. Breakups and divorce often bring about feelings of hurt and resentment between parents.
When children are involved parents must put aside their feelings and do what is best for their child or children. They have to try to get along. With good communication issues can be worked out and each parent will be able to keep informed about what is going on in the child’s life. When both parents get along it gives the child a sense of security and it reassures the child that he or she is loved by both parents.
It is amazing how many men and women fail miserably at the single most important job they will ever have – that of being a parent.
So many do not take their responsibilities seriously or seem to understand their roles. The end result is that you have situations where children are raising themselves and instances where older siblings are forced to take on the responsibilities of caring for the younger one. Is there any wonder that there is a breakdown of moral values in society.
Parents love your children, support your children, make sacrifices for them if sacrifice is required. Be the best parents that you can be. Thumbs up to all the parents who are trying to raise their children right. To the single mothers and fathers nuff respect.
To the parents who don’t seem to give a damn, remember that once a man twice a child. The child that you neglect today may be the one whose help you may need in the future. Stop and take a look at your life. It is never too late to change.
It is the time of year when children are preparing for graduation. Many will graduate high school and go off to college. Some of them will attend colleges far away from home and for many it is an exciting time.
Parents I urge you to sit your child down and have a good talk with him or her. They are still at point when peer pressure have a powerful impact on their lives. Emphasize to them the importance of living by the standards by which they were brought up and not to give in to peer pressure. These need to understand that because everyone one else is partaking in something it doesn’t mean they have to do likewise.
Recently I listened to the news of the death of another college student and it saddened me to learn that drinking played a part in this young man’s death. I can’t help thinking that this is a situation that could have been avoided. It might be fun to attend college away from home but they have to understand that it is a tough world out there and they have to try and keep safe.
The number of children who have died as a result of being locked in a hot vehicle now stands at seventeen as of Today Monday July 14, 2014. This figure is alarming. However instead of us debating about how parents can possible forget their children inside their cars we must focus on ways to prevent more deaths.
Here are some tips that might help parents to remember their children.
1.When you strap your child in the car place your briefcase, handbags, or lunch on the seat next to your child.
2.Carry an extra pair of shoes an old one that you wear around the house and one for work. Put your working shoes on the floor of the vehicle directly in front of the car seat. There is no way you can retrieve it and not see your child.
3. We are living in a world blinded by technology and where people will forget their children they rarely forget their phones. Few can go for minutes much less hours without their phones. Put your phone in the child’s bag. I have a feeling you won’t forget it.
4.If the first three is not enough write this sign and stick on your dashboard –
MY CHILD IS IN MY CAR
5.If none of these work then you shouldn’t have children!!!
She was looking lost and forlorn,
Her frail body slouching forward,
holding tightly at the young child in her arms.
The baby was crying, she attempted to feed him,
but from the white cracks on her lips,
and her sunken eyes, you couldn’t help but wonder,
if she wasn’t hungry too.
She looked around anxiously,
as if expecting someone,
The shadows of evening are lengthening,
and she is all alone at the train station,
She is alone with her baby and a bag by her feet,
which holds all her earthly possessions.
Her mother’s harsh words still echoed in her ears,
‘Go find you baby father, find the man who breed you,
I can’t afford to take care a you and no baby!”
He said he would come, he said he would meet her here.
That was two days ago.
And here she was, still alone at the train station,
Just sixteen years old,
Alone and scared, with nowhere to go!