The march for our lives is projected to the biggest single day protest in DC history.
The NRA is still trying to the blame on kids being bullies and encouraging them to walk up to a lonely kid, not to walk out and protest.
Yet the more I see other adults deriding these kids efforts... calling them names.. laughing at them..I realize if those same adults have kids those kids see it every day. They learn the meanness.. how to exclude, demean, taunt. Then they go to school and do same to others.
My son very well could be a school shooter one day. Hes white..he has ADHD, aspergers..he loves video games. He's excluded...by kids he grew up with because he's not cookie cutter. The stats are against him.
Or he could even be a bully. He can lash out, tease and demean others.
Both options...I will look for. I will not allow him to be cruel to anyone and if he decides that's what he wants to do at school there will be huge consequences.
He'll know what guns can do. What they're capable of. And he'll never get one from my house. My hope is the law changes so he can't get a weapon meant to kill hundreds before he turns 18.
If your a parent be an actual parent. Know your kid. Stop thinking they don't see your actions and won't mirror them. Stop thinking good grades and being an athlete is the key to a good life. If the school calls and says their being a bully...believe them. Talk to them. You walk up to ur child!
Encourage them to hang out with all kids...if your kids see you excluding them from the "wrong kids".. the weird ones...like my son.. they'll do it too.
Stop asking these kids to be decent human beings.. if you haven't showed them how to be .
They just marched for their beliefs. LISTEN TO THEM!