They say that "Children Are To Be Seen and Not Heard"... I Disagree!
IF CHILDREN WERE NOT MEANT TO TALK OR EXPRESS THEMSELVES, THEN GOD WOULDN'T HAVE GIVEN THEM THE ABILITY TO SPEAK UNTIL THEY WERE GROWN!
The act of quieting children is the reason why so many molestations, fires, perversions and other henious crimes have been committed against them and went unnoticed by us otherwise responsible adults.
LET THE CHILDREN SPEAK...LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN; REALLY LISTEN!
The next time a child interrupts your conversation, your soap opera, your game or even your sleep...LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY; IT JUST MIGHT SAVE A LIFE.
Everyone of us has a 'Child Within' that needs listening to as well. Take time each day to be alone and meditate on that small child you once were and listen to what she/he has to say to you.
"WISDOM COMES FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES"
Be careful what you teach your children and remember children mostly learn from your example; so be cautious in all you say and do in the presence of children. Not just your children, but all children. Also remember, children live what they learn and that they are our future leaders.