In light of the shootings in Illinois yesterday, my coworker and I were talking about the impact on parents these shootings have.
I am dismayed at why these boys are killing kids and teachers, at their own schools, for that matter. I did not raise or did not BRING my baby into this world just to have her go to a college and get shot. Nor did anyone else.
I think this falls into bad parenting and what social pressures are put on (mainly) boys.
Read: Chicago Tribune story
Read also: Portland (Maine) Press Herald
Parents, if IS your responsibility to raise your kids the best you can. But please do not just rely on teachers to do YOUR job.
I am new to this area ( parenting ) and there is NO one book on how to treat your kid or what NOT to say to them, but I do believe as parents we have the gift and job of enriching our child's lives, and being INVOLVED in their lives as much as possible.
I would love to hear other thoughts on this issue.