The senseless killing of our infants and toddlers has to stop! Please stop murdering babies!
In the wake of Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson's son's senseless murder, I can't help but to scream at the top of my lungs "Stop already!!" This story is just the icing on the cake to a parade of senseless killings and abuse of infants and toddlers in the media.
Just last week a grandmother was arrested for brutally murdering a 6 month old infant with a sledgehammer and carving knife. A 6 month old B-A-B-Y!
Last month a 5 month old was murdered and stuffed in the garbage never to be found.
Babies are getting raped in daycare.
I'm the first to admit, I have about this much patience for my toddler's incessant crying and whining. This much as in none. It drives me insane. It makes my skin crawl. But, he is just a baby. He does not know any other way to communicate.
They are babies. They throw things, they throw themselves on the ground, and they test every ounce of patience you have. That is what parenting is all about. If you didn't do the homework and research before hand maybe you shouldn't have signed up for the class.
Take a breath. Take a step back. Leave the room. Leave the house. Call someone for help. But for Pete's sake don't put your hands on that child. Especially if that child does not belong to you.
These news stories are just a small percentage of horrific crimes happening to small children everyday. Children are being starved, sexually assaulted, burned, beaten, and just plain neglected. Children under the age of three.
Children who have no voice. No way to defend themselves. No way to cry out for help, to plea, to bargain, to beg.
Parents need to be more diligent in their choices. Who you leave your children with or who you date both can be a death sentence for a child. There are warning signs of violent behavior. If you have been on the receiving end of it or have witnessed it, don't for one second think a child is exempt from violence simply because he or she is a child. Anger doesn't see age. Rage doesn't see innocence.
If you or someone you know is in trouble, please contact the child abuse hotline. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
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