Friday, March 9, 2012

How do I affect Children?

For the past 3 years I've been watching my country Mexico go from bad to worse. Everyday I read the newspapers and I see more and more people being killed. Kidnaping has become an easy thing to do and one the worst things is that kids are becoming killers. What??? yes! Kids are being taught*

 how to torture even how to kill.  Why would someone want a child to do such a horrendous act? What's happening? Is it only in Mexico? Is it the whole world?

A few days ago I watched a short film and campaign by Invisible Children "kony2012", the film exposes a situation in Africa where children are being kidnaped and raised this way from a very early age. The film shows a picture of a little guy with a machine gun that is bigger than him. The little boy can bearly walk but he's right there on the front line... it broke my heart. 

To be honest I've heard stories like this before, I've even seen movies where situations like this exist but I have never allowed myself to connect to them long enough to do something about it.  Some of us may think that we don't have the power to make a change, but we do. Some of us may even be afraid to think about the situation, but the truth is, that if we choose fear the situation will only get worse. Gandhi said "Be the Change you want to see in the world". It may start with ourselves, with our children, students, our family.

So, What can I do? and may be the question is: What do I want to do? 

Besides researching on a daily basis and blogging about it, I would like to start by sharing one of the most amazing parenting tools I've ever experienced in my life. NXIVM tools allow you to become a more Conscience human being and as an effect of that more mindful. More information can be found at NXIVM Education and NXIVM Testimonials. I truly believe this is what it takes!

A good friend from Mexico shared the following with me which I found interesting and possible to do.

Begin with infancy to give the child everything he wants. In this way he will grow up to believe the world owes him a living.Quarrel frequently in the presence of your children. In this way they won’t be so shocked when the home is broken up later.
When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. This will make him think he’s cute.Give the child all the spending money he wants. Never let him earn his own.
Never give him any spiritual training. Wait until he is twenty-one and then let "him decide for himself".Satisfy his every craving for food, drink, and comfort. See that his every sensual desire is gratified.
Avoid the use of "wrong". He may develop a guilt complex. This will condition him to believe later, when he is arrested, that society is against him and he is being persecuted.Let him read any printed material, and listen to any music he can get his hands on. Be careful that the silverware and drinking glasses are sterilized, but let his mind feast on garbage.
Pick up everything he leaves lying around. Do everything for him so that he will be experienced in throwing all responsibility on others.When he gets into real trouble, apologize to yourself by saying, "I could never do anything with him."
Take his part against neighbors, teachers, and policemen. They are all prejudiced against your child.Prepare for a life of grief. You will likely have it.

Is it easy? probably not, worth trying it absolutely! So, what would it take to make a change? Persistency and heart I believe. May be heart first and persistency second.

Are we in?

* Thank You Sylvie with your help and support with my poor grammar.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Powerful thoughts! Thanks for putting that out there. I've got a newborn of my own I'll be a lot more thoughtful about in a very different way.