News and Views

Who thinks About the Children?

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?

LIFESTYLE

Changing Times

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.

Parenting, Relationships & Society, Women

Parents Step Up

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.

Parenting, Relationships

Co-parenting After Separation

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.

Parenting

Parents Missing in Action

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.

News and Views

Talk to Your Children

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.