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Talk to Your Children

Many years ago, I wrote a book called "Mother's Pearls: The Revival of Parenthood" . I wrote it because I saw that so many moms and dads were disconnected from the art of parenting. They had gone so far away from taking that role that they had passed it on to the teachers, government, army etc to raise their children for them. I wanted to reconnect parents with their God given role and have them find joy in it once again.

Now I see another disconnect rising. Since "corona" , we have all become obsessed with the news, with mandates, lockdowns, school closures, loss of work and loss of physical contact with extended family. It has taken a toll on us physically, mentally and many feel we are at the end of our rope.

Somewhere in this mess is the kids . They no longer have their routines of either school, activities, travel , studies and meeting friends. They no longer can move about freely , have job opportunities, or even social outlets where they can meet friends, family or potential life partners. They are confused and feel purposeless day after day. Suicides are happening daily amongst the young and is becoming the reason for high death rates in many countries.

This must end and it won't be any government official who will fix it. It is up to us, the parents of these kids. They were born into freedom and lived to see this destruction of society. They are too young to grasp it, they can't make sense out of it and it looks to them that everyone around them has gone along with everything up until now, so they do too. So the children's reaction has been one of acceptance.

If we leave our kids out of the conversation, they have no clue that the fabric of society has been torn apart. They look to their adults to explain and to show them the difference between right and wrong. We must take action with our children now. We are here to lead them through dangerous times, to protect them at all costs and to make their days as joyful and safe as possible until this all blows over.

Maybe it's me, but I see the message of "corona" coming through loud and clear. Our course has been corrected and rerouted. We were heading down a dead end road and we were picked up, turned around and shown the true path , then given a nudge on the behind and we are now making our way blindly ,using our instincts and following our hearts.

We can no longer wait for help, look to our governments and leaders. Even many of our religious sages have chosen to lead their flocks to dangerous futures . It is up to us to take the reins of our destiny and take the new road to a new future where truth, justice and love govern. Sometimes it feels like we're alone on this new path, but the truth is that there are many of us and we're forging a way through the jungle together.

It's time we learn how to provide for ourselves and be self sufficient. It's time to teach our children. Many of us forgot how to do basic skills such as cooking and baking, sewing and fixing, building and creating, failing, learning from our mistakes and try again.

This is the perfect opportunity for us to work and learn together. To laugh , sing, dance, smile and just enjoy being alive with our kids. It's easy to fall into self pity and depression about what's going on all around us. But if we take some time to step away from all of that and just appreciate how amazing our children are and how blessed we are to have them, our sadness turns to gladness. Our gratitude shines through any depressing thoughts and brings us to the other side.

Imagine raising children for a new paradigm. One of simplicity, joy, and purpose. Imagine if every child knew how to plant a garden and enjoy the foods from it. How would could that change their perspectives?