Children need appropriate physical contact, but everyone is now afraid to hug or touch them. Children need loving discipline, but everyone is now afraid to set limits, to say no and mean it. Children need to learn morality, but everyone is now afraid of offending those who aren’t. This is crazy.
We have labeled, medicated, and turned our children into commodities...especially the poor, vulnerable, and needy. It’s not just the big corporations making huge profits by selling harmful junk to kids, or pop-culture turning them into small sexualized adults, but it’s also those who are charged with their care and protection who are also guilty. Enough already! Let’s return childhood to children.
Take Away: When it comes to the welfare of children, we’ve lost all common sense in this country.