There seems to be a madness on the rise. It is called “Intentional Denial” or “Voluntary Dismissal” of under age abusers due to social status, popularity, and economics! Much attention has been drawn to “school bullying.” It appears to be a joke when, in many cases, parents encourage and allows home bullying among siblings. Furthermore, some of the same parents are requesting emergency protection from public safety. When this bullying behavior is carried into a disciplined, law abiding classroom – learning is hindered and the safety of everyone becomes at risk. When children live in a society that does not provide fearful and undesirable alternatives for abusing not only their peers, but now adult - URGENT ACTIONS MUST BE PUT INTO PLACE. SCHOOLS have now become the target environment for adult abuse. According to the developmental stages of children, a child’s age is determined by both chronological and, maturational; meaning the child’s actual number age vs. the child’s maturation level. A child’s actual age and appearance could be that of a fifteen year old, but emotionally, socially, or intellectually – has the actions and judgment of a nine year old.
Why is it that the same crime can be administered between birthdays and the chronological eighteen year old child – now an adult, endures a harsh adult punishment because of his/her age? In many ways, this eighteen year old is fearful and unprepared for life’s consequences because the adults, in their lives, were negligent in providing – age appropriate accountability.
Society gives children mainly two options for successful growth & development: Parenting and Law Enforcement. Social laws have nothing to do with emotional attachment. Public safety reminds us: “Do the Crime, Do the time! We have wonderful, wonderful boys and girls who are in need of guidance. Imagine the effect of mandatory (PAC) parental and child “Team Intervention /Back on Track” type of social law classes that includes an elevated curriculum for repeaters.
It takes a whole village to raise a child. When children disregard the respect to adults and are made to feel confident in their direct approach of such, intervention has become urgent! The characteristics of adults are very different from those of children. The law is designed to protect both. Let’s become PRO-ACTIVE as parents so we can guide our children with loving arms. More issues are discussed in my new book:
Author, Wanda J.R. Prowell
SCHOOL READINESS for PARENTS & CHILDREN, K-12 http://www.resolved-2010.com