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It Still Takes a Village to Raise Up Children

If there are any children in your life, whether it be your own kids, nieces and nephews, cousins, or just kids who look up to you, talk to them about the consequences of their actions. It really does take a … Continue reading

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Trouble At 1025 F. Street, Northwest

I work in proximity of the H&M in Washington, DC on F. Street, Northwest. Several times a week, I observe a young person being carted off from the store by the police for shoplifting. I saw it again yesterday afternoon … Continue reading

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Taking Things For Granted, by Will Saunders

I was talking with a friend who grew up in the hood. Not the, as he called it, “the sensationalized hood” that you see on television or in movies. But the real serious, “get your butt beat for no reason” … Continue reading

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The Killing of Baby Kelci

Some things leave me speechless. This is one of those things. Where do I begin? An 8-year old little boy, the oldest of the gaggle of small children, tried to silence a crying 1-year old baby girl. Instead of soothing … Continue reading

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Child Abuse

It’s no wonder that some children grow up troubled, given the way some parents treat them. Even those with the best support and most engaged relationships with their parents can have trouble. But when parents say or do demeaning things … Continue reading

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Baby Talk

I sometimes wonder what feeds into the decision to become a parent? I know that in some cases, the pregnancy is unexpected, but they still go through with the birthing, thinking the bundle of joy will be a pleasurable addition … Continue reading

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Kids and UNaccountability

       I was reading with great dismay this news story about a boy from Texas who killed four people while driving drunk. Ethan Couch, a 16 year old in the Dallas area, was sentenced to 10 years probation after … Continue reading

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