It is amazing to me how people are shocked at how screwed up the world is. (Terrorism is a whole other subject.) I am talking about home-grown craziness, lack of respect, lack of values, lack of work ethic, and apathetic generation that is up & coming.
We as a country, as people, as parents, need to focus more on the family unit. More family time is needed. Whether you have an average family, blended family, divorced family, single parenting family, time with your kids/family is essential! Of course, there are cases where you have delinquents who were raised in nice happy homes, and they still turned out to be losers but you all know exactly what I mean!
For the most part, having structure and a stable family environment is beneficial to all - whether it is with both parents, mom alone or dad alone, mom & mom, dad & dad whatever! It is about communication and stability as a "family." Family dinners, Family trips etc, even if that trip is together to the supermarket!
Recently, I was at my grandmother's funeral and the sermon that was given was beautiful. It focused on the 3 F's: Faith, Family, Friends. If we invest time, love and effort on these three things, we can't go wrong, especially with family.
Take the time to find out what your kids are doing, or not doing...what they are up to. I am not saying don't party or have fun as adults, but family should come first, especially when it comes to the well-being of your children! It may not be the solution 100% but, it's a darn good start! Cherish your children and spend as much quality time with them as you can.
Family Over Everything #foe