Sunday, October 11, 2009
We always go into our seasons with changes occurring around us. But I think that it's the Autumn that brings us the most changes. Our children head back to school, we are now down to one son at home and it's a big change for us to have only one around the house. ( At some point I will figure out how much milk to buy)
In New Hampshire, we had a horrific crime in a small town that has changed the way a lot of people feel about their safety at home. Last Saturday night, 4 teenagers entered a house to rob it with intentions to kill whoever was inside. They killed a mother as she was in bed and her 11 year old daughter was attacked, but managed to call 911. I can't imagine the mother's thoughts as she was being brutally stabbed while she knew that her daughter was in the house. The next two days, the teenagers went about their business and two even attended High school on that Monday where they were arrested. Living in a small state, we aren't used to murder from unknown assailants and this crime has changed how people feel about their homes. It is my hope that parents will recognize when they have a child with a problem and make the necessary changes to bring them back to reality versus the sociopath behavior that led to this crime. It's not about violent video games or the media, it's about how you are taught to live by the golden rule...Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If you miss that step with your children, then don't blame it on the media.