Face it, it's a scary world out there, especially for our kids.
Each day we ask our childrern to face challenges unheard of just a few short years ago. There are many overcrowded classrooms, increasing peer pressure, and violence, all topped off with a cynical attitude in our communities that can drag down even the most optimistic child.
Even when we've managed to make our children physically safe, we have this gnawing fear they remain unsafe mentally. We worry about their self-image. We ask ourselves, "Are they losing that wonderful, positive outlook they had when they were younger?"