Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.

Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Many times I have seen the mistreatment of children who are subjected to horrors within their families, but because they are 'minors', nothing much is done. They are subject to 'endure' their private horor until they reach the age of majority, but by that time many are driven mad, the damage has been done.
Maybe we should redefine what 'family' is? What if children were allowed to build attachments to those they so chose? A child who would leave these scenarios and enter homelessness is once again subject to the horrors and control inflicted upon them by ruthless adults be it through prostitution or other travesty.
Maybe it is necessary to break down the barrier between being a youth and being an adult. Adults certainly have generated actions that have led to great despair and destruction. Maybe the innocence of the child could hold more value. What creates persons of hate? What creates persons who establishes barriers with others? We are not born this way, rather it is what adults teach to their children that causes them to act in these ways. Could it be any worse to give children rights? To respect their autonomy, to guide rather than control? The concept of the kibbutz, where persons live and collaborate together, and in where some kibbutzim, all have all role in guiding the children, could be a concept that expanded could be a better way to conduct a society.

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