a child is a gift
by Tori Anderson
posted Jul 2 2013 8:50AM
no matter what...
please do not give up on them. some kids present a huge challenge for those around them. they may not listen or sit still. they might not be able to focus on one thing for any length of time. it's probably pretty chaotic for you and, for those looking in from the outside but, i wonder how much chaos the child feels? especially, when someone throws their hands in the air and says, "i can't do this anymore", or "please don't bring your child to summer camp, they're too disruptive", or well, you get the picture.
if as adults, we give up on helping a child reach their full potential, then (and this is only my opinion), we have no right to complain if that child ends up in a prison funded by our tax dollars. if we have ever said that a child will not amount to anything, then we are part of the problem. if we fail to give a child our absolute best, then we are part of the problem. if the well-behaved kid is not encouraged to interact with the not so well-behaved one's, we are contributing to the selfish neglect of their future.
because if we're not responsible, who is? if we give up because a kid is too much trouble, because he or she is just not worth the extra effort, then we are not doing our part to make someone's life a little better. we all need hope. even the kid... especially the kid that might appear hopeless.
every child is a gift. don't give up on them. no matter what.
tori... a merle girl