I think this is a societal issue, across the board. There are so many
intelligent children whom do not have a chance to progress in life. The
vast majority of reasons stemming from poverty and the oppression due to said poverty.
Until societally, we value ALL children as potentially wonderful Doctors, Scientists, Astronauts etc. - we will NEVER have the best of the best doing
those careers. Only the ones that had the privilege of a background and/or lifestyle to support them to - and ironically/sadly many of those
children are forced into careers due to family expectations, and do not choose them out of desire nor interest.
We currently have a culture where both parents must work, in many cases - and this will only become more pervasive in the next few years, especially
when coupled with economic woes.
We must finally come to our senses and actually honour Motherhood as a society
- because that "job" affects the ENTIRE future
In today's economic climate, (so vastly
different from the 50's & 60's) - stay-at-home Mothers, instead of being ejected from the job force and
suffering the consequences of such, or staying in it and having strangers raise their children, MUST
become a part of it. Yes that means being
paid positions, at least if we truly value the outcome of Mothering
- because only then can things turn around and children will get the
support that they need and the opportunity to develop their potential.
It is certainly a better idea than the current model, wherein a single mother goes to work for a minimum wage that pays less
than the child
care she will need - no one is getting ahead here, and the children are the ones who are suffering. Society loses out as well, from the
betterment, progress & mastery, that these children who fall through the cracks might have rendered in their lifetimes.
More people need to realize that everyone matters
, if we are ever to evolve beyond our prejudices and restrictions placed on the children who
are the future - like it or not.
a reply to: smyleegrl
smyleegrl, Bless your heart for being a beacon of light in this child's life. For no matter what he is going through currently and will go through;
he will always remember that you believed in him
and went that extra mile. You did all that you could
do, and were a blessing to his
life in that you really saw him
for his possibilities and potential. [[HUGS]]
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