Safety and Responsibility

29 May

Every morning when I get to work I tend to open up the internet and read the latest news on Yahoo, my simple way of trying to keep up with what’s going on in the world.  Today of all days I happened to read the very first article that popped out at me, and it was that of the 5 teenagers from California who were sadly killed in a car wreck.  The description of the accident was so horrific that it brought me to tears, and you do not need to be a parent to read this and feel some sort of remorse, sadness, or sympathy for the families that lost their children.

faith My three children are still young but there will come a time when they will venture out with their friends and explore the world, and as much as I would love to keep them locked behind closed doors for their protection, I know that is virtually impossible.  They must go out and discover life but it is up to me as their mother to try and teach them responsibility and how to recognize a safe situation versus one that isn’t.  I plead with you parents to talk to your children about safety and responsibility when going out with friends.  My son is only 10 but I sincerely think that instilling these practices at an early age may help them in the future.  I know that at times we cannot avoid the inevitable, but as a parent I would sleep better at night knowing that I did my best to properly educate my children on safety and responsibility.

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5 Responses to “Safety and Responsibility”

  1. memyselfandkids.com May 29, 2013 at 9:31 PM #

    I did not hear of this story – how terribly sad.
    My children are slightly younger than yours. The older one is in that stage of gaining independence – lots of negotiating.

    • proudsinglemama May 29, 2013 at 9:56 PM #

      Hello, yes it is sad unfortunately, which is why I stress the talking with children at an early age. Hopefully by speaking to them we can help prevent situations such as these. Thanks for commenting! 😀

      • memyselfandkids.com May 29, 2013 at 9:58 PM #

        We can only hope and try our best to talk to them, set examples, etc. Then we have to pray and pray.

  2. proudsinglemama May 29, 2013 at 10:06 PM #

    Definitely! I agree completely.

  3. motherhoodisanart May 30, 2013 at 11:38 AM #

    Oh, this is so true and what a terrible accident.

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