Showing posts from September, 2014

A Call for Children to Speak

It's Fall again, and with this new season comes a desire to reaffirm the goals and mission--yes, I said mission--of this blog. As those of you who follow this blog know, I have dedicated this year to the numerous issues kids face throughout the world. I've highlighted bullying, child hunger, domestic abuse, child abuse, child trafficking, and drunk driving just to name a few. However, as universal as these issues are, I do not feel that I have successfully shown the emotional impact kids feel when something happens to them. So this year as I continue my mission to raise awareness on all the things that children face, I will be adding the thoughts, prayers, and concerns from children who want to speak. Yes, I will still provide the startling statistics that make us want to jump out of our skins at the reality of them, but nothing drives a point home as what really happens to a child in their heart and mind when they face something like hunger, abuse, or even abandonment. I wil…

For Teen Drivers: What To Do When Pulled Over

Your fingers tap the steering wheel to the song playing on your iPod, and your head sways back and forth. Fifteen minutes more and you’re finally home. School…studies . . . work . . . it’s been a long day. A chance look at your watch and suddenly everything changes. Your palms sweat and your grip tightens. “I can’t be late again. They’ll ground me for sure.” You swerve into the next lane and stomp on the gas. A horn sounds. You glance to the right, and then you see them . . . flashing red and blue. Your heart quickens and your foot slips off the accelerator. It’s a pullover.
“Getting pulled over may be the only contact a teen driver will have with the police,” says Senior Oregon State Police Trooper, Douglas Brown. “It can be a highly emotional and uncomfortable experience.”Sergeant Ryan Tanner with Washington State Patrol agrees. “I’ve made hundreds of traffic stops and I know teen drivers who are prepared are less stressful than those who are not. Young drivers need to know why they…


According to Child help, more than 3 million reports of child abuse are filed each year, and in the U.S. an average of 4 to 7 children die every day from child abuse.
A Voice In The Night written by Erin Ireland is not just a book about child abuse, it is a book written to "bring awareness to those who may not recognize abuse; for those who do, and need help; and for those who are afraid to admit they have a right to something better for themselves."

This is a book to serve many.  A book that will enlighten you on how the treatment you accept from others is a huge factor to whether or not you will be happy in your life. This is a book for young people to find a safe ground to stand on.  It is a book for all ages to take notice of the treatment they allow from others.  So many never realize how much abuse they do submit to, thinking they are merely sucking it up for the betterment of the relationship.   This is a book to find your peace and to know your rights as a human being. …