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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Is ONE village really enough?!

It takes a village to raise ONE child, the saying goes, but what happens when the complete village around that one child, isn't so much of a great role model anymore? I've been seeing more-so of the parents being the children, than the actual child these days. Not to mention; some parents don't have the best fashion tips to offer either. Lately I've been finding myself pondering more and more about the future, and what's to come of it-and that is when I realized that if we think these little kids are 'grown' now, I am in no rush to see what they wil be like in the next generation! Will that be your child in the next generation? Will it be your best friends? Or your sisters? If so-what will you make of the time, that you think will make the difference with your child? What would you do different from these parents nowadays? Would you talk to your child about other topics than school work? If so, what would the topics be? In what way would you give your child advice, and nourish them with optimism? Let's play a game! I'll give a scenario every other day(cause I see so much thingsdone inappropriately), and you guys will let me know what could have been done differently, etc...
Whose up for the challenge?!


Indie said...

I am a mother of three boys ages 6, 5, and 3. I actually had spoken about the moral values of my children as they grow on my blog, this week. Corruption has been around since the beginning of time. Remember Noah and the reason God had him to build the ark Chapters 6 through 9 in Genesis, Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis chapters 18 and 19. Since then there have been many accounts of discord through the generations. Here in the last 15 years our nation has suffered from the rise of sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, high school drop out rates, and prescription drug abuse. All of this coincides with your concerns for children growing up at a faster rate and nakedness. I must say personal moral values grow weaker as the years past. Nevertheless we must raise our children to the best of our abilities. Never sugarcoating the world and its dangers and influences. Teach them so that will be aware of what they are up against. I believe that the village should only be involved in raising my children when they share my beliefs. That village consists of my family and some friends. Ultimately they will make their own decisions that could result in success or mistakes. In the early 1900’s it was considered indecent for a woman to show her ankles and wrists. You bet women broke those rules. You’d be surprised how many men were actually turned on by a wrist. Each generation of parents and guardians face raising their children in a constant move of revolution. Instead of fighting a one woman fight to change the world, my goal is to teach my children how to survive in this world while maintaining their dignity. I could go on and on lol. I shall get off of my soap box now.

Sharelle B. said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Just the other day, I had an incident with an anonymous, about their child spitting at me. The point she was trying to get across, was understood, but not valid; because her point was that since her son was spoiled by his father, that he was who I really should have been mad at. And my point is, that true it is the parent's fault to a certain extent, but also at the end of the day, that child is gonna be who he or she is-they are their own character. It's come to the point, where I am seen as bossy, through their eyes, when what all I'm really doing, is not allowing the child to run all over me...something a parent should be doing. I understand that kids are gonna be kids, and not every kid listens. But I believe that they are by-passing the fact that the bigger picture isn't that kids are gonna be kids. . .but that the bigger picture is that kids are gonna be kids, with an exception of the kid they allow them to be.