The love of power and money has distorted many Americans’ vision of success and freedom. Politicians and government are dividing our nation, spreading fear, defunding police, assuming the role of parents in schools as violence increases. What can we do?
As a crime and violence prevention consultant for 40 years, I’ve worked in every kind of neighborhood. I’ve seen the best of human behavior and the worst. My experience working with the homeless inspired me to write 10 steps that adults failed to teach their children. “Empowerment Parenting: How to raise resilient children to become happy, self-reliant adults” helps adults focus on the power of the human spirit to overcome any adversity. American children are suffering because they don’t know how to develop the three C’s: Courage, Character, and a self-protective Conscience or how to take charge of their lives. I hope my story will help adults see that children have the awesome power to grow strong and resilient which can keep them safe and healthy.