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August 31, 2013

Never pass on opportunities to help your children

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And, shouldn’t that be a goal for each of us? I desperately seek to instill in my own daughters the love of reading and the thrill of being able to grasp knowledge. I insist they complete their homework, and offer them all the love and support any child would ever need. And, as parents, we strive to make them responsible for the actions.

I realize however that all children don’t have the same opportunities afforded to others. Some may have a Mrs. Boyd in their classroom, but no support at home.

But none of us should ever pass on an opportunity to help a child. Our children are the future, and our community will soon reap what we are sowing.

Melody Brunson, 47, has a second grader and third grader enrolled at Barr-Reeve. She and her husband have a heart for children, and surely would have had a houseful if their biological clocks wouldn’t have slowed them down.

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