Some People Are Never Going to Be Your Friend
Children today are told they are special, one-of-a-kind, and awesome from the time their eyes open. Parents are more hovering and protective of their children than ever. Kids are told that everyone is special in their own special way and the way to treat people is with kindness and understanding. In general, that is beautiful. That is the way to treat people and our entire world would benefit if that were a universal belief system. Regrettably, that's not the world we live in.
As much as we would love for all of our kids to skip through the dandelion fields holding hands, the truth is that there are some really mean people out there, people who will never be your child's friend and could care less if he or she is hurt or dies. We see these people on the news every night as murders, rapists, kidnappers, molesters and every other incarnation of evil there is. Guess what? They were all your child's age at one time and many were already exhibiting the traits of their disorder at that young age.