Kit for Kat!

Silent Heroes
Posted By SLK on Monday, August 16, 2010   { 2 Comment(s) }
When I was 10 years old, life was all about having fun today and looking forward to having more tomorrow. The complex relationship battles and awareness episodes came much later in my life and once they did, they lingered on...

Life today is so different. I look at Kat and I look at myself when I was 15-16 years old and she’s only 10! Her mind is so complex, her feelings so mature but her mind is still of a naive child. So last night, following a cue from a story of a child paedophile arrest, we discussed at length with Kat.

It disturbs her to know that the world can be a bad world and that children can be bought or sold for purposes of child pornography. It frightens her to know that parents can even sell their children for money. It is all so fictional to her. People who can or are a part of this horrifying trade are CRUEL but as parents, we feel it is our responsibility to educate her about this reality, for her own safety (the taekwondo lessons come next!).

Kat was distressed, very distressed but we feel a lesson well learned…never to text/chat with strangers online, always come to us with any problem (big or small) and never to feel that we are anything but friends. Such conversations are never easy but every parent goes through these moments and I hope that there will not be a situation when these promises will be put to test but we just want to teach our children that we will be there for them…whenever they need us, just like our parents have been for us, our lifeline, our SILENT HEROES.
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2 Comment(s) to 'Silent Heroes'

BECKICKLESIE,  Lancashire,  Friday, August 20, 2010
I have a two year old little boy, but I would like a girl in the future. You definitely have to be protective of children these days, the world just isn't as safe as it used to be and I think it's great that you are taking precautions rather than mopping up a big mess (or something worse). You're totally 100% right, children are acting older at a younger age without the mentality to cope with the situations they put themselves in. It's definitely our duty to protect them.
Good for you - what savvy, wise parents x
SLK,  House of Kit Kat,  Monday, August 23, 2010
Girls are wonderful but you do have to go through these harsh reality checks with them from time to time, though I think even with boys, such lessons must be a necessity at some point. The world is such just not such a safe place anymore - so much information everywhere - cannot be there to protect your kids everywhere so have to rely on them to have that inner sense.

Girls are so precious though - hope you have one!

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