"To Protect Them is Not to Love Them"
From "Parenting with Love and Logic" by
America needs kids who can handle tough times, especially in this post-9/11, post-Hurricane Katrina world. Many issues Americans must face in our schools and cities occur as acts of nature or terrorism. However, our homes give many coping opportunities of their own. Generally, children take their cue on how to deal with such challenges from the adults in the environment they share. Learning how to handle small things--especially to fail at small things and grow through that affordable experience--is the best way to prepare our children for whatever they may face in the future.
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18