|Ah, the joy of being young....|
Two of the main topics in this blog are community and family. I have posted from time to time about my kids, and have also written about ways we can, and should, support the kids of our communities. I have told you stories from my own youth as well as those about children in my city, our country, and around the world.
The importance of focusing on our youth is that they are the future of our communities. It is vitally important that we adults work hard to ensure they receive quality educations, have appropriate recreational opportunities, and are able to pursue their childhood interests in safety. I have told you about the value in helping them discover their interests and then guiding them to develop these interests and their strengths. I have also written about adoption and the importance of helping and supporting families of all different backgrounds.
The bottom line is this: the youth of society are its future adults. If we wish to ensure the success of our communities and our country, we must be diligent in our efforts to provide our children with the tools they need for success as they grow and mature into adulthood. As the sidebar of this blog states, “What’s done to children, they will do to society.” Karl Menninger
Have you ever had a moment when you were able to make an impact in a child’s life? What memories do you have from your own childhood that were “defining moments” for you?