I hear reports ever day it seems as to how a teenager has disappeared. Why is it that so many kids from 13- 16 years old seem to be vanishing? Is there a predator out there taking them and selling them? Are they getting mixed up with mysterious “online” dating? Are they hooking up with strangers, fall in “love” and then run away?
The most alarming things I keep hearing about is all the toddlers that are being snatched. First of all why would anyone let a toddler play without supervision in the front yard? That is just asking for a disaster. Oh man, I would never let our little one play outside alone this young. Heck, who knows what age is “ok” these days. What happened to the days when I was a young kid and could not only play outside alone but could ride my bike around the neighborhood alone and go out and play as long as I was back in time for dinner or before dark which ever came first? There are so many more things to worry about with our young children these days.
Sometimes I think if our little guy could be locked up and kept on a leash to keep him safe I would in a heartbeat if I thought it wouldn’t traumatized him. But we can’t do that to our kids, if we did they would grow up missing the most fundamental aspects of growing up… Time away from Mom and Dad to do what they want and to explore new things.
My heart goes out to all parents and families who have lost a child. For the children who are missing, I hope most of them can be found and brought home.