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Ted Rudow III, MA, Encina Ave, Palo Alto, CA

They have sown violence and will reap violence. They reap the whirlwind! “Where did we go wrong?” the parents ask. “How could my little darling do this?” Very easily. There are lots of kids out there who are really tormented and , but because their parents are not there for them and don’t take the time they need to comfort and take proper care of them, they’re pushed over the edge and end up doing such horrible things. They’re the product of a nation that has forgotten just where their values are meant to come from. They have turned to money, power and Hollywood for answers, and have been found wanting.

Now the gruesome toll of school shootings involving children who gained access to guns is leading some parents to add another, potentially awkward question about guns to the list. After all, guns, mostly handguns, are present in an estimated 40% of U.S. households. And according to the National Center for Health Statistics, 5,285 kids aged 19 years and under died in gun-related deaths in 1995, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

It’s time for parents to wake up to the plight of their children! It’s time for parents to see just where they are letting their children go by means of their selfish interests and by not taking time for the kids. Let this be a lesson on taking the time needed to minister to your kids. Do something now, today.

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