How Do We Protect Our Children in Our Absence?
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
How many people do you honestly trust your child(ren) with? For me not a lot. The world is wicked and sick. Nowhere and no one is safe now and days. People are taking advantage of children and even innocent babies. We tell our children that Monsters are NOT real, but that’s the same as telling them that Santa Clause is a real guy who delivers presents to good little girls and boys around the world once a year. The real monsters of the world are men and women who prey on our children.
During the day most parents work the typical hours of 9 to 5. While we are slaving away to make a living, our children are in the care of someone else. People who we are suppose to trust e.g. daycares, schools, nannies, churches, etc. We drop them off in good conditions and hope to have them returned to us the same. But unfortunately this is not always the case. We watch the news and hear the stories of coaches and teachers and pastors/priest taking the innocence of our children away. We never think that it could happen to our children.
My question is why should I trust schools and daycare with my children. I know I have a choice of whether or not I want my children to attend daycare, but we really don't have a choice on whether or not we want our children to go to school. I like most families can not afford to do home schooling. But why should I let my children go to school if the school system is failing the kids. You hear about teachers having sex with children, getting pregnant by them. Or giving them lap dances. Coaches doing inappropriate touching. But its not all about sexual abuse. Teachers and daycare teachers are physically abusing children too. Hitting our children or grabbing/pulling them. Shaking babies because they won't stop crying. We see it happening all the time more and more.
How do we prevent these monsters from touching our babies when we aren't around?
I teach my kids about inappropriate touching. Someone making them feel uncomfortable and how to handle the situation. But sometimes I wonder if that's enough? What can the school districts do to help prevent this sort of thing from happening in schools? And during church service, I want my children sitting next to me at all times not going out of my sight. When I was younger this fear wasn't as common. In church we are suppose to feel comfortable and trust our pastor because they are men and women of God, but some of those men and women they are taking advantage of their title/position.
I am disgusted in the world that we live in now. I pray everyday for the safety of my children. I hope that no one that I know (my children, nieces, nephews, family, and love ones) becomes a victim of one of these real monsters.