March 25, 2023 by Marjorie R. Rogers, MA (English), Certified Consultant
It seems like every time I turn on the news, there’s another story about a child being stabbed by a parent. It’s become so common that it’s almost become a joke. But it’s not a joke.
It’s a serious problem that needs to be addressed. There are a lot of reasons why parents might stab their children. It could be out of frustration, or anger.
It could be because they’re mentally ill. It could be because they’re under a lot of stress. Whatever the reason, it’s not acceptable.
If you’re a parent, and you’re feeling like you might hurt your child, please get help. There are hotlines you can call, and there are people who can help you. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
It’s no secret that kids can be a handful. And when they’re acting up, it’s easy to lose your cool. But before you go off on them, consider this: they’re probably just trying to get your attention.
Think about it from their perspective. They see you talking on the phone, or working on the computer, or even just watching TV. And they want your attention.
So they act out. They might throw a tantrum, or hit you, or even say something hurtful. It’s not personal.
They’re just trying to get your attention. So instead of getting angry, try to understand where they’re coming from. And then find a way to give them the attention they need.
Maybe put down your phone and talk to them, or turn off the TV and play a game together. Whatever you do, don’t lose your cool. They’re just trying to get your attention, and getting angry will only make the situation worse.
What would you do if you saw someone about to jump off a building?
If you saw someone about to jump off a building, the best thing to do would be to call 911 and alert the authorities. If you felt like you could talk the person down, you could try and do so, but it’s always best to err on the side of caution and get professional help.
If I didn’t know the person, I would call 911?
If someone falls to the ground unconscious, it is important to take quick action. If you are with the person, check to see if they are responsive and breathing normally. If the person is unresponsive and not breathing normally, call 911 and begin CPR.
If you are not trained in CPR, you can still help by doing chest compressions.
In today’s post, the author discusses the dangers of being too quick to judge others. We are all guilty of it at times – making assumptions about someone based on their appearance or actions. But we need to remember that we don’t always know the whole story.
Just because someone looks a certain way or behaves a certain way doesn’t mean they are a bad person. We all have our own struggles and challenges that we are dealing with, and we should try to be more understanding and tolerant of others.
About Author (Marjorie R. Rogers)
The inspiring mum of 6 who dedicates her time to supporting others. While battling with her own demons she continues to be the voice for others unable to speak out. Mental illness almost destroyed her, yet here she is fighting back and teaching you all the things she has learned along the way. Get Started To Read …