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Turning the clock back

What would I do If I could turn back the clock?

I’ve always thought of this, If I could turn back the clock what would I change

  1. I would want to study. I would use all my time to make sure I paid attention in school. I wouldn’t muck around and try really hard.
  2. I would go to university and study hard as well, then I could study something I enjoyed and make the best use of my time.
  3. I would get a job and save, then do everything I want to do to make my future more secure.

But if I really did go back in time I doubt I could change any of these things. Growing up in a rural community with lots of drugs, alcohol and abuse really doesn’t foster a mind-set that supports this type of growth. When I think of kids that continue to live in these conditions it does make me feel sad. But there is hope. I can’t change the past but I can change the future, especially the lives of my own children and the children of families that come to a parenting course.

Goals 1, 2 and 3 on my list can all be achieved by our children if they are bought up in a family where they are loved and respected. Having a loving family gives a child a foundation of strength to focus on learning, form healthy relationships and succeed in areas that I could have only dreamed about as a child.

You can’t change the past, but you can change the future.

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