Actions Parents Can Take in the Wake of So Many School Shootings

Since the latest school shooting, I thought I would repost my blog on what I think schools and communities can do to address the situation. I think a lot of it boils down to kids not feeling connected. Just last week, I saw a news report on how teen suicides are up higher than ever.

21st Century Parent

Looking back, do any of you ever remember having to perform intruder drills in school or hearing about the latest school shooting on the news?  I don’t!  They didn’t happen!  What has happened to our society this century?  Why are mass shootings so prevalent?  What or who is to blame?  What should we do to solve this problem?

Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, Facebook has been lit up with people voicing their opinions on how to handle this crisis.  People are calling for more gun control, banning assault rifles and more counselors in schools.  Fingers have been pointed at parents not disciplining their children correctly, mental disorders, drug abuse, guns, politicians, officers and schools.

First of all, let me just say that every parent, grandparent, student, etc. that has yelled, cursed, screamed and cried over this on social media…

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Author: Laura

Hi, I am a mother of three beautiful children that I have been blessed to stay at home with since they were newborn. This is my first blog and I am really just hoping to share my thoughts about being a 21st century parent. I hope you will enjoy my blog and perhaps we will share some laughs about our trials and successes of parenting in this century!

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