Lately I have spent a great deal of time researching the recent horrific crimes against children, especially in Florida. Please educate your children on how to be safe and protect themselves against the evil people in our world today. Please take care to do what you can to keep them safe.
It is sometimes a difficult balance to allow our children to spread their wings and fly and keep them safe at the same time. It can be done. Use good judgment. Sometimes you just have to say no. Later they will understand.
I honestly believe that our public school systems should do more to educate our children on child safety. Some have argued with me and say that it is the parents' responsibility, not the school's, to keep their children safe. I agree parents should be responsible but, children grow up and become parents. I think if the public school systems would dedicate some time to educate children on how to protect themselves it would be a good place to start.