I’ve been saying our kids haven’t really been kids since around ’93. They are exposed to way too much. I remember seeing a documentary on PBS’s Frontline years ago that gave me a real eye opener to this fact. Instead of the problems subsiding, they seem to only be getting worse… a lot worse. If I were to try to find a high point to the economic downturn, it would be that at least one parent might be home now. What our children are doing is scary as hell to me. I also thought that it was a HUGE mistake to create the middle school and high school pairings. When I was coming up, Junior High was 7th-9th grades and then you went on to High School. It is a terrible mistake to place 12 year old children with teenagers.
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