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Who of us hasn’t been fascinated by the kangaroo, with its cozy pouch, short front legs, and strong tail? Perhaps initially a bit comical, the kangaroo exemplifies our desire to be warmly cocooned by another living being. In fact, we have modeled baby carriers after its marsupial pouch. As parents, we try to replicate that feeling by providing a home that nurtures and protects our children.
Sometimes, we encounter families where the parents are unable to provide a positive environment. We can extend our reach to help those children by providing parent support, education, and in extreme situations, new homes for the children. If we believe it takes a village to raise a child, we will find encouraging ways to raise all our children.
As adults, we can benefit from learning to leave situations that aren’t healthy for us. We try to make excuses or rationalize staying, but in the long run, it’s always better to remove ourselves from detrimental situations. Finding the courage to do so is the challenge.
Have you experienced the value of ending an unhealthy situation?