Q. Is anyone concerned about the changes we are seeing in our society? Everyday it appears something that was once considered taboo is now in our living rooms. What do we do?

A. “A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority.” author unknown
Are there downsides to normalizing everything?
Please don’t tell me that one day no one will be shocked by the parent who leaves their child strapped in their car seat and returns 8 hours later to find a dead child.
(Reason: busy parent with too much on their mind, late for important meeting, etc. And numbers are growing) NO ONE SHOULD HAVE A CHILD IF THEY DON’T REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE IN THE CAR SEAT!!!!!!!
Please don’t tell me that some women who need a man so bad will turn the other way when their daughter is being molested by “their” man.
(Reason: woman does not want to be alone, man more important than daughter, believes its not that big of a deal) THERE IS NEVER A REASON A WOMAN DOES NOT PROTECT HER CHILD!!!!!!!
Please don’t tell me that junior and senior high school students can have a cell phone day. No they can’t. The cell phones need to be turned off during class – in back packs or lockers.
(Reason: could be a fun raiser for the school, how are you going to get some kids to put them away.The student says, “ when my work is done why can’t i text my friends.” NO CELL PHONES DURING CLASS!!!!!
Please don’t tell me that family’s will no longer eat meals together because dad is in front of the computer, mom is texting on her phone and the kids are playing video games or the children are so over scheduled with extra curricular activities that there is no time.
(Reason: our lives are so busy, you don’t understand, easier to get fast food.) IT IS IMPORTANT THAT FAMILY’S FREQUENTLY EAT A MEAL TOGETHER
So you get the idea. This list could go on and on. This is only the tip of a very, very large iceberg. What is happening to the moral and ethical integrity of our society. If you haven’t thought about it……maybe now is a good time. Are there any changes you could make?

Vicki L Mayfield, M.Ed., R.N., LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy Oklahoma City

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