Parents: Raise The Bar, Because We’re Better Than This [OPINION]
The kids don't understand what this means, but we do. And they're learning it from us.
This is NOT why we want Michigan to be in the news, but it's reality: children at Royal Oak Middle School were chanting "Build That Wall" during lunch the other day, making other children cry.
The superintendent has released a statement, which you can read HERE.
At DeWitt Junior High, a group of students linked arms and formed a human wall, preventing some minority students from getting to their lockers.
Our children are listening. And learning. And repeating.
Let's be honest, we all know that these students likely don't have the first clue as to what they're mimicking. The "wall" rhetoric was one of the first controversial things to come out of this exhausting, divisive election.
But have we really, REALLY lowered the bar to this point? Why???
I was on the phone the other night with one of my friends. I was in an upstairs bedroom with the door closed, and I had a potty mouth. A lot of four-letter words were being thrown around. My son, who was downstairs with AJ, kept yelling, "STOP SWEARING!"
He's listening. They all are.
Part of the problem is that these kids are online, seeing adults act like irresponsible children on social media. We've lowered the bar. We need to raise it.
This is on us, parents. Let's act and set a better example. We're better than this.