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"Recently I asked these kids a simple question: How many of you have found yourself in situations where things started happening that you weren’t comfortable with, but you stuck around, mainly because you felt like you didn’t have a way out?'"
"They all raised their hands. Every single one of them."
Fulks wanted to emphasize how important having a "way out" can be to a child of this impressionable age.
But his technique wasn't received without controversy. Some parents commented that this method might encourage dishonesty or encouraging avoidance. Fulks cautioned that tips and tricks shouldn't replace honest conversations and important talks with your children.
"It actually presents an opportunity for you as a parent to teach your kids that they can be honest (something DID come up, and they DO have to leave), while learning that it’s okay to be guarded in what they reveal to others. They don’t owe anyone an explanation the next day, and if asked can give the honest answer, “It’s private and I don’t want to talk about it.” Boom! Another chance for a social skill life-lesson from Mom and Dad."
After spending time with the recovering teenagers---who were in the program for 6 months, Fulks felt his message was more important than ever.
"You never know when something so simple could be the difference between your kid laughing with you at the dinner table or spending six months in a recovery center … or (God forbid) something far worse."
In 1999, the Chinese communist regime launched a brutal persecution of a spiritual meditation discipline called Falun Gong, or Falun Dafa. The practice teaches people how to live by the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, along with five slow, meditative exercises.
After the persecution began, people who practiced Falun Gong were often harassed, arrested, tortured, or even killed, while the regime spread lies about them in state-run media.
Zhendi and her family practiced Falun Gong, and after some fellow practitioners were arrested, they decided to go to Beijing to appeal for justice. They boarded a train for the capital, where they met other practitioners and called for the end of the persecution, according to Minghui.org.
One night, the police started to arrest people on a large scale, so practitioners had to sleep among the weeds in the fields on the outskirts of the city to hide from the police. In the morning, Zhendi was found to have a total of 53 mosquito bites from sleeping outside, including all over her face. However, she was still cheerful. Several months later, Zhendi’s parents again went to Beijing, and she asked her parents to bring her along once again.
Unfortunately, despite many people’s efforts, the persecution continued, and Zhendi’s parents were forced to leave their home. The girl had to stay with her grandmother, where local police continued to harass her. They questioned her and tried to find her parents’ whereabouts, but she refused to answer. Eventually, they gave up.
One night, the television was again broadcasting news that attacked Falun Gong. Zhendi’s grandmother was knitting a sweater and watching the program.
“It was Falun Gong that caused my son to wander away from home,” the grandmother said. She pointed at Zhendi. “You cannot find your parents now. Why don’t you change your mind and listen to the government?”
The grandmother then became angry and said harsh things about the Teacher, or Master, of Falun Gong.
“You should not say that the Master is not good,” said Zhendi firmly. “You are afraid of speaking about the truth.”
Her grandmother stopped and never said such disrespectful things again.
Johnson faced his own demons after witnessing his mother's suicide attempt as a teenager.
"My mom tried to check out when I was 15. She got outta the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars swerving outta the way not to hit her. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road. What’s crazy about that suicide attempt is to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. "
Johnson was able to pull his mother from the highway but then sunk into several years of depression.
It was made more difficult by injuries that ended his dream of becoming a professional football player.
"Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed. I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly."
Johnson said he and his mother have now healed.
"We both healed. but we've always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain."
He encouraged men suffering from depression to open up about their struggles and seek help.
"Depression never discriminates Took me a long time to realize it but the key is to not be afraid to open up. Especially us dudes have a tendency to keep it in. You're not alone."
Johnson rose to prominence as a professional wrestler in the 1990s as "The Rock."
Forbes estimated he was Hollywood's second highest paid actor with $65 million in 2017 earnings.
One day in 2006, while working his job as a train conductor, he saw something by the side of the track.
It was a group of abandoned kittens. “There were 30 little kittens and I could tell they were sick,” Arsenault told SWNS. “I knew if I left them there they would die so I brought them home with me.”
Once the cats were nursed back to health, Arsenault felt really good about himself. He realized how much joy he gets from helping look after animals, so he reached out to nearby charities and shelters to find more cats in need.
His house received a makeover to better accommodate the cats.He called this new and improved home the Happy Cat Sanctuary.
Arsenault now wakes up bright and early every day at 7 a.m. to take care of his many pets. He feeds them, cleans their litter boxes, tends to their health, and even makes them roast chicken for dinner.
Still, Arsenault makes sure each cat who comes in gets spayed or neutered, ensuring that there aren’t any accidental new additions to his posse. Cats are also available for adoption. Many, though, have been rescued from tough situations, so don’t make good family pets.
Too often, stories are shared of families finding “forever homes” for infants they worked so hard to adopt. The opposite is true of the foster care system; foster children are often treated with disdain and discomfort, with the families they live with trying hard not to get too attached, in order to protect their own emotions.
Foster mom Sarah shared the very reason that this is the wrong approach to fostering, though.
On the Facebook page Foster Your Heart Out, Sarah shared a post following a heart-wrenching ordeal she went through in a courtroom with one of the children she’s fostered during the years. The post, which quickly went viral before getting picked up by popular parenting blog Scary Mommy, highlighted why so many of these children need the love they’re unfairly deprived of in a system that forces them to grow up way too fast.
The foster care system has estimated that if one family from every religious congregation in the United States took in a child, there would be no children left uncared for.
That seems like a small, simple request—but it actually highlights exactly how many children are currently slipping through the cracks. Over 400,000 children live in foster care each year in the United States, staying in the system on average for anywhere from six months to over two years. That’s 400,000 children that have to hear what Sarah’s foster son did in the courtroom—“does anyone want this child?”
The nation’s juvenile jails, Sarah argues, are so full because the custody courtrooms are often far too empty.
Statistics back up her pleas.
The situations that leave children in foster care are never easy to stomach. But, as Sarah insists, the road to a better community starts with helping these children so desperately in need.
Kids were crying and screaming on the bus when one young boy suddenly leapt into action. 10-year-old Nicholas was a volunteer crossing guard for his school, and he knew he had to do his part to help save the other children.
Nicholas reached for a younger child, and, with her clinging tightly around him, waded out of the overturned bus and onto safe, dry land. Calm and collected, he helped his schoolmates out of the bus.
“It wouldn’t be fair if they died and I lived,” Nicholas told Tampa Bay Times.
Three sheriff’s deputies soon arrived on scene to help the bus driver make sure all of the children were out and safe.
The water was so murky officials said they couldn’t tell a backpack from a kid, but they managed to get everyone out safely.
All in all, only one child out of 27 was injured—a mild cut on the child’s shoulder—and Nicholas was said to have been responsible for many of the saved children. Afterwards, he said the experience had been surreal.
“Right when we hit the water,” the boy told them, “I felt like it was a dream.”
His mother praised the boy as a natural-born leader.
“He has a good heart and always wants to help people around him,” Deborah Sierra said.