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Help Them Feel Secure


Help Them Feel Secure


Yesterday there was another school shooting. As a result of the actions of one 15-year-old male student at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY, 2 students are dead and 17 are injured. Five of those are in critical condition.

Reports like this can be discouraging and concerning. Again, we ask, what can we do?

In December, 2012, a school shooting in Newtown, CT, stunned us all. I wrote the following then and I’m reposting it today in hopes someone will be positively affected.

We Must Do What We Can Do

We can’t control what happens to our children. You’ve known that. Yesterday’s trauma just drives that home.

Trying to control our children often backfires. If we have too many demands, they rebel. If we use too many boundaries, they won’t know how to be free. They may not know they can be free. They may have no confidence.

Too much control can actually make children more insecure. It’s the very opposite of what you want for them.


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