Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Keeping kids safe from violence

I have a post up today on the Sentinel's Moms at Work blog. This one's about the way violence affects our children. An excerpt:
Jonylah was just six months old. To make matters worse, the incident that took her life wasn’t the first time her physical environment had been shattered by gunshots; CNN reported that Jonylah’s mother sustained a bullet wound to the leg while she was pregnant with the girl. Stories like this make me feel so sad. Not just for Jonylah’s family — although I can’t imagine the grief they feel right now — but also for her community and the country in which I live. This should never happen. No parent should have to bury a child because of violence or matter-of-factly accept that violence is probable or possible for children who aren’t old enough to drive or sign legal contracts. Not in Jonylah’s neighborhood, not in anybody else’s.
Read the rest here.

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