"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone." ENOUGH SAID. This parenting thing is a serious issue folks. I invite you to join me each Saturday morning at 6 a.m. ET on gobrave.org, follow me on Twitter @thinkcritical01 and download The Reading Circle App http://thereadingcircle.mobapp.at/
Saturday, March 22, 2014
I don't think I have to say a word in this post. I think you get the "picture." No pun intended. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. Parents must wake up and realize that we are the reason that we get what we get. This is not to say that a child who has been trained correctly won't go astray or go wrong, but the likelihood of it is much less than with a child who has been taught to think that wrong and aberrant behavior is "cute." Something to critically think about. I invite you to join me each Saturday morning at 6 a.m. ET on gobrave.org, follow me on Twitter @thinkcritical01 and download The Reading Circle App at http://thereadingcircle.mobapp.at/
Sunday, February 16, 2014
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Sunday, February 2, 2014
Now, I don't know about you, but my mind struggles to process that logic. You've left a chaotic situation for a more stable and calm place and then return to the chaos because the calm and stable is too quiet? I can't get enough peace and quiet and there are those who obtain it and then go back to the chaos. If this makes sense to you, please help me out in your feedback in the commentary section.
A couple of weeks ago, my pastor preached a sermon titled A Question For Those Who Are Comfortable In Chaos and it centered on accepting dysfunction as a way of life or for too many as the only way of life. We must not and cannot accept dysfunction in our lives. That is not to say that things won't be dysfunctional, it is to say however, that we must always be striving to make functional what is dysfunctional. In other words, we must always be moving towards fixing or correcting what is broken or incorrect. I am truly perplexed as to how one could get to the place where so many others would love to be and then go back to the place where so many would love to get out of with the rationale of it being too quiet. You get to the mountain top and then come back into a valley that you know is chaotic, not to fix the chaos, but to join back with the noise. What they are saying is I am not happy unless I am hearing the fighting, the screaming, the cursing, the gunshots, etc. etc. etc., so therefore I will leave the quiet place and go back to that. To go back to fix the chaos is one thing; to go back to join in it and be a part of it is another. All three of the scenarios in the opening of the post are true with no names mentioned to protect the afflicted.
For this critical thinker, leaving a place that is quiet to go back to a place filled with chaos because of the former being "too quiet," is something to critically think about. I invite you to hear me live on Saturday mornings as the host of The Reading Circle on gobrave.org and to follow me on Twitter @thinkcritical01.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
|Click here to listen to Kumari's interview about Parenting|
Kumari Ghafoor-Davis appeared on The Reading Circle with Marc Medley this morning and talked about her book Real Talk: Ten Parenting Strategies to Raise Confident Successful Children. It is an interview that everyone particularly parents and those who intend to be parents need to hear. As parents we must take our jobs seriously and do better.
Kumari definitely gives us something to critically think about. I invite you to listen to me live each Saturday at 6 a.m. ET as host of The Reading Circle on gobrave.org and I also invite you to follow me on Twitter @thinkcritical01.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
|Toy pellet gun being sold in bodegas and stores that|
are now being brought to school by students
The consequences were swift and serious. The parents of each child was called along with the police and five day out of school suspensions were issued. The parents were totally unaware that their children had purchased this toy let alone brought it to school with them. They were less than pleased when they had to surrender their identification information to the police along with their child's name to be filed on a police report. The children had no clue of the danger they were placing themselves in by carrying the realistic looking toy gun. The police described how some children and adults go as far as to paint the little orange tip on the end black, making the toy look even more real. Conversely, you have some perpetrators who paint the tip of their real guns orange to make police or victims think that it is a toy gun.
When the children were asked where they obtained the toy, they all named various local stores and bodegas hence the title of this post asking the store owners given our current atmosphere with gun violence, can't you do any better than that? It's my understanding that these toys cost anywhere from $1 to $2 in these little bodegas, corner stores and dollar stores. I say again to the owners, can't you do any better than that? Is it that much profit to be made from selling the "guns solve everything" mentality. These same children who will become comfortable shooting these hard plastic pellets, will be the same children who will become teenagers and adults who are comfortable with shooting real bullets, not to mention, the little plastic pellets can take an eye out with ease and give a pretty good sting if you are hit with it.
One of the police officers who visited the bodega to encourage the store owner to drop this product shared with the owner that these same pellet guns that she is selling could one day wind up being used to stick up the very same bodega that the kids purchased it from. Good point!! We are becoming our own worst enemies.
When are we going to wake up? Parents please pay attention to what your children are doing because the life you save may be your child. Something to critically think about. I invite you to listen to me live Saturday mornings at 6 a.m. ET on www.gobrave.org and follow me on Twitter @thinkcritical01.