I wrote an article today about family values, and I did a historical look back to see when family values started to decrease in our society.
I traced back the historical figures on divorce, and I traced back the historical figures on families where both mom and dad work full-time, and I even discussed the absence of moral education in the school system. We discussed the advance of consumerism in this country, and how that helped lead us to the point we now stand.
Bottom line, as my friend Linda so beautifully pointed out, is that there are families where there have been divorce and the children still learned moral values. There are families where both parents worked and still moral values were taught to the children. There are families where consumerism was advanced and there are families where there is not a pot to piss in, and still moral values were taught and modeled.
It is all about choice and priorities. If teaching your children to be good citizens and to have a moral compass is important to you as a parent, then that job will be done. If it is not important to you, then your children will not have a moral compass to navigate by later in life.
Living Simple….getting back to basics, and there is nothing more basic than raising a family in an atmosphere of love, and providing a nurturing environment whereby the child can grow with a strong sense of morality.