The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Where does a healthy society come from?

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

October 1, 2008

Who says there's nothing going on in our counties? Our folks are amazing: not because they are rich in monetary value, but rich in character and service. That folks, is your rich Midwestern Heritage.

Where does it come from?

Psychologists say a spoiled child usually will mentally get along better than an ignored child, but the spoiled child will get his discipline out in the real world.

He may get fired from his job, and reap his reward for an undisciplined life in various other ways as an adult, but he will feel secure due to his parents constant love.

The best is the child who is loved and disciplined and whose parent constantly interacts with him. They lead the most productive lives.

You will see that many of our U.S. Presidents had loving strong-willed mothers who gave them much while forcing them to live disciplined lives learning service to community.

Psychologists have said that the worse thing is when a child is ignored and left alone, made to feel worthless.

Parents have to have jobs to bring in the bread and butter, but with both parents working and many single parents, it is difficult.

Parents' obligation is to be sure their sons and daughters know that their job is not more important than they are.

Children must see parents keeping balance in their lives by being diligent in their work while working, playing together and teaching them.

Experts say children must feel that our jobs are not our life, but they are. A healthy family can work together to improve the world. It's about quality time with the family. It breeds a healthy society.