The recent political environment has voters talking about voting against someone, not for them. In the meanwhile our systems and infrastructure are crumbling, some areas more than others. The teacher of the year and her fellow nominees were present in DC rubbing elbows with the President and speaking clearly on behalf of students.
In order to qualify for any political office, candidates should walk in a teacher’s shoes for one year followed by a year in parent’s shoes in every class of our society; and then maybe another year in the shoes of a nurse. Then maybe candidates would be qualified to serve the people who vote for them (or against their opponent).
CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/09/health/state-world-mothers-report/index.html?iref=allsearch ) had an article about the US being 25th in how it treats moms. Nurturing countries have programs that assist parents and nurturers. What can we learn about these other countries in the top ten like Norway, Finland, and France that would improve our country’s emphasis on nurturing? Is nurturing becoming endangered here in the US?
Let me know what you think?
May you thrive wherever you live despite the challenges you face.