I recall sitting in class, when I was in grade school, day dreaming about the world that was out there to explore. America was on its way to the moon and no one thought for a second that 40 plus years later gun carrying mad men would be going into shopping malls, movie theaters, churches and schools to kill innocent bystanders who never did a thing to them except be in the line of fire when they shot.
I have seen this decline happening for some time now. People blame video came companies, anti gun advocates blame it on guns and gun control, and the list of who to blame goes on and on. I don't pretend or believe I have ALL the answers to life's problems but I do now one thing. If we don't teach BOUNDARIES then our children grow up without any, period!
We can debate this on and on. We can say it's one thing and someone else will say it's something else. I see a plethora of things that have lead to this end result but I'm afraid we've gone too far to turn back the clock now. Now, the only thing we can do to stop this craziness is to teach boundaries and most importantly LOVE.
People don't seem to realize that the two are strongly connected. You don't teach boundaries because you DON'T love but because you do LOVE. I also have seen, over the years, parents pawn their children off to others to raise. I'm not talking sending them to daycare because a parent has to work. I'm talking parents going to work to get away from their kids. Seriously! Tell me you haven't heard this from someone you've worked with. "Oh, I don't work because I have to or need to. I work to get away from my kids." I can't begin to tell you how often I've heard this throughout my life.
Well guess what. Someone else is raising our children. Violent games,
the news showing rich bratty girls who get into serious trouble and get away with it.
There seriously was a time when parents put their foot down and their kids stopped in their tracks. Parents aren't suppose to be "friends" with their children. Their suppose to be PARENTS. The friend part comes after they've been raised and are adults.