I could re-blog again and again, these sharp, accurate points – how silence empowers, feeds, exacerbates and further isolates children, and their mothers, Who suffer alienation and deprivation. I have always been an optimist, and continue to believe that the majority of those in the community who interact with our children are simply not aware of what they are going through . Or if they suspect they are not fully educated and informed. I also sincerely believe that there are great and many people in each of our communities who would be outraged and make mighty and powerful resources for our children and for us, the mothers, IF only they were made aware of the true facts, nature and cause of the abuses, alienation and deprivation that we are subjected to on a daily basis.
Change the titles to apply for every age and stage of life…. kindergarten teacher, daycare employee, dance instructor, baseball coach, even doctor and dental assistants … The list is infinite. Most have and Will continue to see and spend more time with our children than we do!
How wonderful if we could reach and educate these professionals, all with loving bonds and families of their own, who are fathers and mothers, grandparents, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, sons and daughters …. and, I believe, most would be supportive and sympathetic, morally inclined and extremely motivated to help, making mighty role models for and being much-needed compassionate, positive influences to our children, whom they know, see, teach, or coach, regularly.
How greatly this would reduce the isolation that goes along with the abuses, the alienation and the deprivation, that our children suffer on a daily basis.
We cannot overlook these people and their potential for each of our children individually, and for this cause as a whole.