One of the harder parts of raising children is the increased awareness of other children in that age range and in particular, those who go through very difficult times. I look at my own childhood, and growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, I just never recall kids going through that kind of difficulty. I know of course there were touch childhoods but in today's world, it seems so much more intense and heart breaking. I wonder if perhaps it feels this way because I am a parent?
It's really hard sometimes to hear these stories and not really be ale to do something about it so much of the time.