This is a big conversation, but it is one that needs to be had. Some are going to disagree and probably even think I’m a nut. Who cares…
Kids are walking out of schools, everyone has their guards up and minds closed, and every other day I’m seeing another school investigating threats made by children not taking what is going on seriously.
It’s aggravating. It’s frustrating. It’s heart wrenching.
What you have is a generation who are expected to be adults to soon. A generation who is scared. A generation who doesn’t know how to handle a emotion. So of course they are going to do some of this.
We need to listen to our younger generations, but also take into account they are acting out of fear. They are being influenced by what they are seeing in the media without fully understanding it.
And really, so are adults. I can say this for a fact based off of things I’ve seen reposted on social media that isn’t being fact checked.
Like you may have ran into the post that says something along the lines of “All Israel has teachers with concealed weapons in every school…..”
I know this isn’t true because I lived there. I picked my nephew up from his Gahn (school) , where not one teacher was armed. Why? It was against the religious views of the school… And if you know anything about Israel, religion plays a huge role in everyday life.
I could go on about how I know just that post is junk..
Also, as I said I lived in Israel. I remember a bombing happened and my friend just happened to be in the barracks that it happened in. It came from across the border they hit their power supply. Next thing I know I’m hearing Israel bombed the neighboring countries power supply from US news station..checked other news sources some agreed others had their facts straight.
My point is, no one fact checks. They listen to the “he said, she said” of the media and believe it. Or, there is not having any educational background on the topic at all. All this causes a fiasco.
And here we are, talking about the latest fiasco. Gun control.
Guns being taken away, regulated, what ever isn’t going to stop the violence. Just look, we have stabbings happening too.
There is something going on here that is beyond guns. It’s a mental health issue possibly? Or is there something that as a society we aren’t doing?
It doesn’t matter the weapon they are using… these people are acting out against innocent people and finding the root cause I think is where we need to go.
And though we may not know now, maybe to start change we need shut up a minute with the arguing and start behind our own doors.
A few steps maybe we take as parents
1. Cutting back on technology
Put your damn phone down, turn off your TV, put up the game console, put aside your tablets, laptops, and computers.
Have a conversation, get outside, learn how to live without it so it isn’t a necessity.
2. Teach your child how to handle their emotion. How to problem solve…and if your having problems with it yourself, take the classes…watch old Mr.Rogers shows maybe a little Daniel Tiger.
3. Teach your child how to reach out and be kind to the lonely kid in the corner, and if they are the lonely kid in the corner..how to go make a friend .
4. Teach them how to be safe with and around a gun, YUP I said it.
5. Teach them how to earn what they have and be thankful for what they have. Big or small.
6. Teach them to love themselves the way they are and not how society expects them to be. To think on their own and stand on their own.
I’m obviously for having a gun if you haven’t gathered by now. I am a women who hunts to put food on the table and a person who believes I should have the right to protect myself.
But I am also for having a safer future for my daughter. These things are not what I want her to grow up seeing as the norm.
Maybe I’m crazy. But I was taught to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything. And I stand for the right to bear arms. I stand for being an American.