posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 06:48 PM
The mom in me wants to keep all four of my boys home, but I know there is no convincing my hubby of such a thing. Mr. Logical is hard to convince
that fear based behavior is a good idea. The school is literally right behind my house. The school field/yard backs up to the green space and
soccer fields that is right behind our back fence. Not that being closer helps in a situation where someone is trying to hurt children, but at the
same time I feel the chance of something like this happening widespread is unlikely at best.
I worry more about the drivers on the road. I read somewhere that something like 70 people die every day in auto related accidents. Presumably this
includes children, babies, mothers, fathers, ect... Yet we still take the risk and drive every day because we feel the risk is something we can
control a little bit more than some nutjob walking into a school and killing innocent children. I am honestly torn about this entire thing and
wonder if we are too busy trying to treat symptoms of a sick society. We run and hide, try to ban weapons, and make laws, but in the end I can't
help but think we need to be looking at the other end of the spectrum here. Of course there are mental diseases that do not present until later in
life, but how many times do we dismiss behavior of kids, of bullies, of the abused, ect... We need to get better into the heads of kids as they grow
up so we can steer them better. Maybe we need stronger parenting, maybe people need to be taught how to parent. I always thought of parenting as an
instinctual thing, but really it has to be a very well thought out and logical plan. Loving our kids is fine, but we need to look at ourselves as
teachers instead. We live in a sick society that is in dire need of a reboot of sorts.