I am a big one for being the voice of our children, making sure they are heard and protected at the same time.
For those who follow our blog, a couple of weeks ago my hubby and I witnessed a young 16-year-old girl being abused by her employer. She was hit on the backside while working and she came up to me (crying) asking if it was OK that her boss hit her. Of course I said no and took her under my wing and we sorted the situation out. Since then, her mother has taken the story to the police as she felt her daughter deserved so much more. The police interviewed my hubby and they spoke to the business owner. The story continues.
This behaviour was not appropriate and not one I want the next generation to think is normal, especially in the workforce. The voice of our children is often a reflection of what they see and learn, often by adults. But when adults get it wrong, what children learn is wrong.
Another great passion of mine is weight. Having struggled all my life (well 20 years until I became a mum), I make sure my children know that we come in all shapes and sizes but the best way to be is healthy. Eat everything but in moderation. Exercise in moderation. Do everything in life in moderation and you will be OK. Don’t deny yourself as you will only crave it. Don’t punish yourself as you will never be happy.
So when a friend told me recently that her child had been picked on BY AN ADULT because of their weight, I was stunned. Who in their right mind would have a go at an impressionable young, almost teenager about their weight? Nothing good could ever come of it. The inner voice of this child can be scarred FOREVER by this one stupid and insensitive comment by a person they look up to.
Don’t let the voice of our children be forever altered because of adults stupidity. Our children deserve so much better and deserve to have positive words in their heads, not adults negativity.
Have you ever seen adults getting it wrong?