“I am more valuable than my parent’s government assistance”
No child in the 21st century, living in America…the land of the free, should ever feel economically dismayed before the tender age of sixteen.
Children are a GIFT, it doesn’t get any simpler than that… Mothers who are caught up in the endless cycle of generations of poverty!! You and I know them, the one’s who sleep in the bed’s of rat infested motels with their boyfriend’s, while their young pre-teen daughters have no choice other than to sleep on the cold hard motel floor’s.
Or perhaps you’ve seen their fathers, the ones who go about daily life living in their own mental illness, crushed and destroyed from their own disfunctional childhood. You know them too, he’s the one who secures the government benefits, only to turn a buck “for lack of a better word”.
So what happens when the children come home from school hungry, as most school age children do…only to open up the fridge to nothing but bare empty shelves!
Are you aware that one out of every five children in America live in the midst of this endless cycle of economic systemic poverty each and every day.
How about the family members who want to help, who reach out to the parents only to be met with deaf ears, followed by every level of opposition. Not to mention the DSS child welfare agencies who have intervened repeatedly, with no positive results…what can one do?, not a damn thing other than pray and watch this train wreck unfold. Learned behavior is a BEAST of a shackle; it’s the catalyst to parental chains. Those very chains prevent many unfit adults from developing life skills, seeking out therapy, accepting drug rehabilitation program’s, maintaining responsibility and training to turn their lives around in a productive manner.
As a freelance writer, I am in no way shape or form passing any type of judgement in this blog post, I’m simply exhausted…
“Give a hand up not a hand out”
Author: Dakota Somerville
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