Are we to quick to judge?

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

We hear that their is a huge problem with our Youth and that they are out of control, breaking things, running in the streets, stealing, fighting and destroying property.

We are so quick to blame the kids and lock them up in jail as young as 10 years old!

Have we ever stopped for one minute to ask WHY?

Almost all of the troubled Youth I have worked with have terrible, heartbreaking life stories.

We have so many young people that started life at a disadvantage due to their mother drinking and or taking drugs while they were pregnant.

We then bring this human being into a world were they are immediately set up to fail in an environment were not even their most basic of needs are met. They are left to fend for themselves at a very early age and are always in survival mode.

Going through a traumatic childhood caught up between their family, DCP and the Justice system they never have the opportunity to feel safe. To grow with the confidence and belief in their future, They are to busy just trying to survive their childhood! And as they are trying to survive they become one of two things a victim or a perpetrator. They land up either harming themselves or others.

Put yourself in one of these children's shoes, Imaging being in a world where you never feel safe, being beaten is normal to you, you never know what it is like to have someone on your side.

You believe you are not worthy and everything that happens to you is your fault. You don't have dreams of a future because you don't believe you have a future. All you have is where you are right now. How would you deal with this?

Instead of coming down on these young people and just reacting to their behavior. Instead of saying "what is wrong with you" ask them " what happened to you"

And then lastly ask, what can I do to help you?

As a community we can do better! Lets stop judging and rather start supporting our children to become the best versions of themselves they can be!

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