Community must come together for children

Published 10:12 am Thursday, May 6, 2010

I am writing to the people of our great county! I am so overwhelmed at some of the negative comments that individuals make regarding our school systems.

First, we need to remember that it takes an entire village to raise a child. Instead of pointing the finger at the schools, the parents, community, and government, why not join together and build relationships to strengthen our children’s success.

I see a lot of children and families suffering. They can not even grasp their basic needs; food, shelter,clothing or even feeling safe.

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I know children and families who live in hotels, and even in their car(if they are lucky enough to have one).

One of the greatest problems we face is communication. Everyone fights against each other. I know that we have a large problem with drug-related issues, neglect, high school dropouts, violence against adults and youth, elementary children engaging in sexual relations, children who go unsupervised for hours at a time, playing violent video games, etc.

Children have no grasp of reality.

They live in a “me” society. They have no fear of consequences or God! I do know that there are teachers and some administrators who do not understand why a child is being unruly so the child is “labeled.”

Government has no clue of what middle class or poverty really is, some parents are so wrapped up in their own selfish life that they have not a clue or care what is happening to their children.

What I do know is that we are losing generations of children!

We need to be proactive and start working together. Quit complaining! Voice your opinions and ideas without being so defensive. Step up and make a difference.

Our children need all of us. I love my county and we need to unite as one.

Do I believe that everyone will agree and we will live free of conflict? No, but we can try to compromise and stop thinking of ourselves. We all need to live life to the fullest and do as the Lord asked by helping thy neighbor and to forgive others for their wrong doings.

Life is education and we can learn from each other.

Stacey Thacker

South Point