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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Social Skills …



As I was driving down the road to the familiar surrounding on nearby middle school, I was met by a police who was blocking the incoming traffic toward that road. I rolled down my window and asked, “Hi officer. Is everything okay.” And He said, “Yes.” I said thank you with my puzzling mind. Still suspecting. It was quite unusual to find a policeman at that road. And I drove further, and I saw more policemen. All of sudden, a phone interrupted my thoughts and it was from the mass phone call made by the school.  Apparently there was a police investigation on our high school. I dropped my younger daughter to her school. Like any mother would do, I said, “Please stay safe. Don’t take bathroom break during class time. Make sure to go during brunch or lunch time.” She nodded and walked away.

I went home that very day with anxious feeling. Normally I hardly ever turn on the TV and that day, I tuned in to local news and woala. Apparently a bomb threat was being investigated at our high school. Later my girl told me that it was a bomb threat addressed to a specific teacher. Interesting.  And the graffiti was found on a different high school and my younger daughter’s school indicating the name of the high school and the teacher name. Sad.

As if bad news are trying to battle in this holiday season, another thundering news had hit us from Connecticut. Leaving the rest of feeling sad and confused.

This morning I read an article in the New York Times’ health section and I found this title In Gun Debate, a Misguided Focus on Mental Illness. What drew me in was this very sentence, “Most of these killers are young men who are not floridly psychotic. They tend to be paranoid loners who hold a grudge and are full of rage.”

This led me to write this blog. Social skill is such an important skill to own. As we all know. We need to mingle and communicate. Only then we can find a medium to let out our frustrations and perhaps inside rages. As a parent, it is our jobs to guide our children on how to  find the right balance. I know it is a difficult job but I believe thru loving and unconditionally supports, we can help our children to be happy ones. Only then, the rest of us can have peace in mind. 

Until next stop,
Journey of Life 

18 comments:

  1. I'm just saturated with all this stuff. I don't think it's doing any of us any good to have the media parading every funeral of these children. I've had to tune it out completely. It it doesn't show up on a Yahoo headline...

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    1. I completely understand what you meant, Sandra.

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  2. Oh boy, I am sorry to hear of the bomb threat and graffiti, sad. But I agree with your and the need to help our children and all children with social skills. I work with a few adults who obviously have issues with lacking social skills and graces and it causes them such stress and then bring anger issues etc. I think we need to also work on getting mental health available for all and so that all can afford it. Here in NYC we had someone toss a person on the train tracks a few weeks ago, he has been ill and living on the streets and something needs to be done for these souls.

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    1. OMG. That is simply too spooky. It just gave me the chill.

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  3. Very tragic is an understatement. Just imagine, 20 innocent children.
    The sad fact is that it still does not sway the gun lobby.
    May be for many money power is more stronger than human lives.

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  4. I can't stop crying when I think of those poor children... it is heartbreaking

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  5. The only comfort that these parents will get is that the Lord is with them through it all and that this, too, will pass no matter how difficult it is. Thanks for sharing.

    Michelle
    http://www.gettingliter.com

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  6. Sorry this happened so close to you.

    I think that it is true that some of this is caused by lack of socialization.

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  7. It's such a terrible thing what happened to those children...absolutely heartbreaking :(

    And wow...a bomb threat aimed at a teacher?! Just, the mind boggles!

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  8. Just wanted to pop in to wish you a very Happy, Healthy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Winnie and Happy New Year to you as well.

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  9. Hi and Happy New Year!! Not sure if you will read this, but if you do, know that I miss your posts. Read this one and shuddered thinking of how disturbing it is to know that our schools aren't the safe havens we once thought.

    Hope you are ok and are going to start posting again soon. Elaine

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    1. Thank you Elaine. I do miss you and your comment really touched my heart. Really appreciate it.
      I am okay. Just have been busy these days.

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