Originally Posted by tesnyde
I agree 100% with what you are saying. We need friends, family's and to be involved in our communities if we want real change.
That means volunteering, and being role models to not only our kids but others as well.
My 10 year old daughter volunteers already, I am on the board of the friends of our local library and an historical site in the area. We sit down to dinner EVERY night and we have blocks of time with no TV on (hard with a 5 and 10 year old). It doesn't mean my kids are perfect but they have a better shot at being more successful or adjusted than most.
I read an article in Time recently that suggested there either be a Mandatory enlistment for an armed force or Mandatory National Service requirement after High School (or age requirement). People would be taught disipline and perform service for others. Kids who didn't learn how to be successful in the home would get it in an enviroment where they help other people and their community.
It feels good to be involved in the community and help others. Try it people.