Ed-vise Episode 264

A BRAVES WIN! GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, the boys from Georgia did it by beating out Houston 7 – 0 last night. Would have been cooler for them to win it in Atlanta, but a win is a win so Nice Job!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I love Wednesday!

First, a quick shout out to my cousin Amanda (Gabby)! She passed and has been certified as an EMT/ Paramedic with the state of Oregon! You need some inspiration or a person for your Zombie Apocalypse Team, she is the one!

OK. Back to the task at hand.

This one is for my readers who have any interactions with the kids. “Cherubs” as one colleague likes to call them although, at times, with my Newbie, I would have to challenge that label.

Recent school incidents have sparked this meditation. Two sexual assaults occurring on both sides of the continent. One in Loudon County, Virginia school district, the other at Hamilton High in So. Cal. Virginia resulted in the father of the victim being arrested at the school board meeting because the board didn’t like to be confronted with the fact the perp who did it, well, this wasn’t the first time and the board knew it. I don’t blame the dad and I would represent him for free. If I were in his shoes, I probably would end up arrested as well.

Hamilton involved a student being assaulted by a group. Think about that. A group of boys attacking a single girl.

What Would You Do as a parent if that were your kid being attacked? What if your kid were the attacker?

Now, keep in mind, this is Ed-vise from my perspective. It is not THE answer and you might have a different approach.

First, do you have your kids learning how to fight? Seriously. Mine does a bit of Tae Kwon Do. Others do grappling; others boxing. Whatever it might be, are you teaching them how to protect themselves? Do you teach them to struggle?

It really doesn’t take much on your part. Simply wrestling with your kids works. You don’t have to beat the hell out of them. Put them in a bear hug and have them figure out how to get out. It’s great exercise for you and fun for them. Plus that tactile contact (hug) is healing to both bodies. Science proven.

I missed this opportunity with my eldest two. If I could turn back time, I would not.

The other part about getting them into the gym and on the mat is it teaches them the discipline of being a better person. You might not see it in the short term, but, over time, it does.

Check out Mr. Jason Wilson. He is a martial arts teacher out of Detroit. He has some incredibly powerful and inspirational content on his website.

In the end, I don’t know what to say or do if my kid comes home and tells me they were the victim of such an attack. Lash out, get violent, storm to the school and cause chaos, I don’t know. But I do know doing nothing, now, is not the answer. Further, I do know that thinking ahead and running scenarios in my mind will give me a starting point to do what I can.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember without lawyers, a genie will never give you all three wishes. Think about that. You know I’m right.


Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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