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It's just not funny.

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It's just not funny.

I know I'm supposed to be the funny one, looking at the light side of parenting, but some days things are just not funny. I've had a hard time writing this week specifically because of that. Because the headlines are heartbreaking. My daughter turned 10 over the weekend and we had a wonderful celebration for her.  I hope I'm raising a smart, confident, morally strong human, because by media accounts, the countdown is on before she or one of her friends is sexually assaulted and instead of stepping in or calling 911, bystanders will snap pictures and send them out in the hopes of going viral. Clearly, a lot of us are failing our jobs as parents.  Because someone is raising kids who think this is ok.  Someone is raising kids who think bullying is funny.  Someone is raising kids who can't distil right from wrong and think watching another person be humiliated or violated is ok. It has to stop, and we as parents have to step up. I just read that a 4 year-old "accidentally" shot his 6 year-old playmate in the head with a .22-caliber rifle.  Have we gone mad? Today is the International Day of Pink.  It started when two Grade 12 students from Nova Scotia stepped in after a grade 9 student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.  They bought 50 pink T's, emailed their friends and got everyone to wear pink the next day to show support. What colour will we parents be wearing to show that enough is enough and we're ready to stand up and do our job?
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