This is beautifully written and I agree with every word. Sad how badly we have failed our children.
I am so very sorry that many of us have let you down. I am sorry that we disappoint you on a daily basis by engaging in the very behavior we urge you not to engage in.
From a very early age, we adults encourage you to share your toys, say please and thank you, mind your manners, be kind and respectful to others and to never to be a bully. We take you to church, socialize you and expose you to people who are different. We teach you tolerance and acceptance and hope that you will grow up to be a kind and happy adult.
But in reality, we fail. We ourselves don’t share. We are demanding of others, we do not take accountability for our actions, we blame others, we are not kind or respectful to others and we do the bullying. We model the exact…
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