Posts Tagged ‘poor’

The Shallowness of Parenthood

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Yes, like just about everyone else these days, it seems, I’m on Facebook.  Most of my Facebook “friends” are either family, parents of my kids’ friends, or fellow writers from the parenting world.  It’s a good way to keep in touch and share ideas, news, and information with them.  Sometimes, however, it becomes a source of revelation and insight as well.  Such was the case last evening as I was catching up on the day’s posts at bedtime.


Parental Priorities Lead to Poverty

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

There is no greater gift a parent can give their children than a good solid education, especially when faced with overwhelming poverty.  And yet, in some of the poorest countries in the world, parents are neglecting their children’s futures by falling behind on school tuition, not just because they are poor but also, in many cases, because the fathers — who generally control the finances — spend an inordinate amount of the family’s limited resources on alcohol, cigarettes, and even cellphones.