Attention Parents: Your Child Has a Core Need

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An exhortation for married couples.

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Did you hear the report coming out of the Cleveland Zoo that a parent dangling their two-year old over the cheetah exhibit accidentally dropped the child and then went into the animal’s habitat to rescue him? You can click on the link and watch the FOX News report here. The wild cats harmed neither the adult nor the child, but this event lends itself nicely to a teachable moment. (The zoo thinks so as well. There is talk of a lawsuit against the parents for child endangerment.)

One of many signs posted around my city during Child Abuse Prevention Month. One of many signs posted around my city during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Children are dependents and their greatest need is to know that they are safe in their guardian’s care. Whether you are the parent of one or several, a grandparent with custody of your grandchild, a foster parent, a teacher, a coach, or a mentor, your greatest call is to protect…

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