I will admit that I tend to bury my head in the sand to ignore the bad in our community. That's been hard to do in the last few weeks though, and it makes me mad. Very mad. 

I realize that wearing rose-colored glasses about today's problems is ignorant, but I just can't handle the worry that will consume me if I focused on the crime and the bad in the world.

I think we, as parents, need to step up our game in teaching our kids to use their heads and not their fists or, more importantly these days, their words. Social media is awesome for keeping us connected, but it is becoming quite evident that some are using it for the entirely wrong reasons.