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Scared Straight Parenting

by Deborah Cruz

I normally reserve this caliber of sordidness for Thursday’s Throat Punch post but , I have to say, the news this morning is so fraught with most parents’ worst nightmares that I had to share. It frightens me that this is the sort of people that are walking around free in the world. It makes me fearful for our children. As a mother, it makes helicopter parenting not seem so crazy and maybe even necessary in the world we live in. After watching these, hug your children a little tighter and take a few more deep breaths. Remember how you felt the first moment that you held that baby in your arms and the silent promise you whispered to never let anything harm them. Then, take a minute to thank God that you are not the parents in any of these stories.

And since I shared such awful goings ons in the world, go here for some positivity. Kelle always spins me right round round like a record baby. When the world has thrown a hefty dose of dread on my plate, I go read Kelle for inspiration and a reminder of how great a place the world can truly be! Thank you Kelle for helping me remember to Enjoy the Small Things

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Christine 2011/02/08 - 10:12 am

Juliani, the 4 year old found in the canal, was from my area. So, so scary that this baby was snatched from his grandma’s arms.

Truthful Mommy 2011/02/08 - 6:29 pm

I read that. I can;t imagine how she felt having this jerk snatch her grandson right out of her arms. I don’t know what could go on in ones mind that make it OK to drive a car into a canal with your child in it. Obviously it was a tactic to hurt the estranged girlfriend/mother. What an monstrous thing to do.

Shell 2011/02/08 - 10:41 am

Horrifying. And heartbreaking.

Truthful Mommy 2011/02/08 - 6:27 pm

I’m telling you. After watching them, I felt that I should take a hot shower and give my girls a tight squeeze. The world is a depressing place when you become fully aware of all the bad shit going on. I may have to take a CNN time out. I need a little sunshine!

Abbi 2011/02/08 - 12:07 pm

I LOVE her blog. It is a gentle reminder of all the good things in life and that there are parents out there that are doing it right.

Much love, mama.

Truthful Mommy 2011/02/08 - 6:25 pm

Kelle inspires me and is a gentle reminder to enjoy the small things. She is my daily read. SOme people have affirmations, I have Kelle Hampton! She’s amazing!

Jenni Chiu 2011/02/08 - 2:02 pm

Okay- I just read the headlines.
I didn’t watch any of them. Can’t handle it.

Truthful Mommy 2011/02/08 - 6:22 pm

Be glad that you didn’t!They would have depressed you. My husband sent me the links to a couple and then like a stupid ass I kept watching…like a train wreck!Is there never any good news in the world? Can we please start spreading some sunshine:)

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