Do you worry about the future, for your children, will it be safe for them!!!!

June 20, 2008 9:53am CST
Im a parent and I often wonder what the future has to hold for my children. The society in which we live in today is very different from the past, and I beleive it will be very different in the future. The stories I hear that has gone on or is going now on the news, kinda scares me. Gangs are a big part of society now, they are everywhere, anywhere. Your child can even be apart of it. Having children for the future is a mistery in itself. We don't know if it will be safe. There is war going on, gang violence, racism etc. I will try to set myself and children up for what the future holds.But is that enough for this society. I used to feel really safe on the streets, now I'm scared in most area, even areas that appear safe aint. The main thing I beleive is to educate your children. Educated people get more further in life and have less influences. I have seen it happen in most cases. But not all. Im not being judgemental. Thanks B
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@spalladino (17922)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Yes, I worry about my children, who are grown, and especially about my grandchildren, who are very young. I worry that they will have an economy so bad that they will have to struggle just to survive and won't be able to achieve the American dream of owning a home of their own. I used to worry about gang violence which is why I moved with my youngest to a small town in Florida and why my oldest daughter and her family followed a year later. I agree with you that getting a good education is the key to success, now and in the future.
20 Jun 08
Thanks for your comment, I know society is a scary place at the moment. I can only hop it gets better with time. Thanks B
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• United States
20 Jun 08
What you have to do is teach your kid to do the right thing. Even if it goes against everything their friends tell them. You also have to teach them that if they do something bad, there will be consequences for their actions. Also, society will never be a safe place for children. I am sorry, but there is no hope with people thinking that their own decisions won't hurt anyone. There will always be those people who will hurt your child given half a chance. That is why my Mum never lets my little siblings ride their bike alone. Once, it was about a week ago. I was home with my siblings when a lady came to the door. My little brother (he's 13, he should know better) answered before I could and when the lady asked for our parents, he said they were gone. I wasn't thinking, if I was I would have changed the topic and asked what she wanted, but I told him off a bit I said "YOu don't tell people that!" Anyway, she gave me her card and before she left she told me that I did good telling him that. That she sees too many kids opening the door to her and she's the stranger! When I went back inside, I forbid my brother from opening the door ever again and when Mum and Dad got back I told them what had happened. He got another lecture from Mum. ANyway, children are too trustful, I admit that it's alright to trust people, but you have to be careful who you trust. You children must know to never answer the door to a stranger, tell anyone that their parents aren't home, and never get into a car with a stranger.
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@Hatley (164232)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Jun 08
my child is now an adult and no not really as it will not change anything to worry. sure I get concerned but what can I do about it? Worrying causes stress and stress makes me ill so no I cannot just sit and wring my hands. allthe stuff going on now has gone on for years and we all managed to cope so why fret over everything. Education helps but keeping cool headed is more to the point. we can not hide a way in a cocoon life is to be lived and I intend to keep on living it for as long as possible.