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LoveKids need love. They need it like sunshine, oxygen, laughter and protection.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent or not; it doesn’t matter what you do for a living.

Kids need love – including the hurt or angry ones who lash out.

Whenever and however it happens, you will come into the orbit of youth, whether by choice or by accident.

Kids need love, and if that’s not what you’re in a position to give, you can always give the gift of kindness.

As caring adults, it is our responsibility to stay open to these encounters – the joyful, the infuriating, and everything in between.

As caring adults, it is our responsibility to model the values and behaviors we want to pass on, as often as we’re able.

As caring adults, it is up to us to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young adults, even when it’s inconvenient.

It’s simple, really. But don’t mistake simple with easy.

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