Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Where are their parents?!

I am frustrated. It has been a long hot day and my family and I moved boxes and loaded up part of the trailer in the heat. Perhaps it doesn't help, but truly I want to know where the parents of the world are? Seriously!!! I see it everyday and I'm sure you do as well. Parents rushing from place to place getting their children to and from school, helping them with their homework, supervising them and raising them up to be good citizens, but mostly good people.

Today, bringing my children home from school I was talking to my youngest. She was telling me of a boy in her class who was suspended for the rest of the school year and the first few days of the next school year. Why?! What could a kid possibly do to earn that sentence. She told me that he made a video he put on YouTube where he ranted and raved about the students in his class and supposedly said some very mean things about my daughter including wishing she would get run over by a car and killed. Gulp!

I simply don't beleive a child this age could feel so malicious. It was seen by many of the kids in class and my daughter's teacher holds a copy of it for evidence of what this child did without his parent's knowledge. It made me angry that I was forced to answer the question as to why someone would force me to answer her questions as to what was wrong with her that he hated her so much. I wish there was something I could do to help people become better parents. I feel helpless, angry and frustrated.

Why don't parents step up?!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

wow, that is horrible! I'm angry for you!! poor M, give her a big hug for us! BTW - we miss you guys already!!