Broken-Child in Society
‘We must start from the bottom before we can start to climb’
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Most parents feel a lot of pressure because they know they’re shaping the type of person their child will grow up to be. Most of us resolve never to make what we see as the mistakes our parents made, but no parent is perfect. Also, most parents refuse to look pass their personal baggage as a means of security from the fear of showing any form of vulnerability. Most of us have been told that grown men don’t cry, and that showing tears is a sign of weakness.
But, I have learned that keeping all our trauma stored in compartments in our our hearts and minds, we easily fall victim to triggers in our environment based on these compartments. Oh, my people I feel for our children growing up in our high-risk communities. I have worked in different spaces and one of the most common complaints is refusing to admit when you are wrong — this very mentality can have a negative impact on children.
We have a major issue which we call neglectful parenting within in our high-risk communities. Trauma based on our parent’s past have seen throngs of our parents in our communities show little to zero responsiveness to their children’s overall needs. But this technique can be argued based on the fact that many parents would want their kids to be independent. Could this lead to cases where the child grows to be rebellious and mentally unstable? Could it be that having uninvolved parents may lead the child to feel emotional neglect and therefore resort to negative social ills?
Could it be that children raised by neglectful families often have difficulties in forming emotional attachments later on in life? Additionally, many of these children resort to hard drugs to help numb the pain they are experiencing in their lives.
Have our society negatively conditioned our children to a point of belief?