To start off the New Year right, here’s a happy, simple tale of a mom, a spunky 6-year-old, and a life — two lives! — enhanced by the power of trust.
In this case, that involved trusting a girl to do something on her own for the first time — a challenge I’d urge us all to do many times this year: Try something new and brave!
Send me stories (Lenore@LetGrow.org) andÂ Happy New Year! — L.
Fighting the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a non-organic grape.
This is not true. Somewhere, along the line, you have trust your children. You hear so much of this crap about the danger put on children just does not hold water. True, we know there are problems out there but if you keep putting a harness on your children, how do they learn to trust and know they can grow up into their teens and eventually, adults. I know it will have a psychological effect on children and their development will be hampered. Why should children be afraid to even go outside?
Often, children falsely accuse adults of crimes.
I was a bus passenger some years ago.
Three boys aged about eleven called me a fag.
The bus driver heard that.
He kicked all three boys off the bus.