My kids have been asking me a lot of questions since they see all of the signs around town and hear the ads on TV. It seems as if all they hear is how bad the “other guy” is. It’s hard to explain to them what anyone really stands for because it’s spun, manipulated and distorted. I’m also tired of reading what the “profile” is for a Democrat, liberal, Republical or Tea Party. Here are some fairly simple beliefs that I would hope most parents believe:
Treat everyone with respect regardless of their physical, religious, sexual or political differences.
Be kind to people and don’t hold a grudge
Help people who aren’t as fortunate as you
All kids should have access to medical care
We should be able to provide our children with the best education possible
It really is that simple. Maybe that makes me an idealist (as my fiancee suggested) but I believe that if moms would start teaching their children these core principals at an early age many of the problems we face today would be eliminated. It doesn’t seem that any political party is getting it completely right. I pray that the next generation might change that.
Alison Rhodes is the founder of Safety Mom Enterprises and Safety Mom Solutions, the premier baby proofing and child safety company in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. Alison is a family safety expert, TV personality and consultant.