Family Traditions and Values How Children Are Happier With Them

The hustle and bustle was all around; All the creatures were stirring with deafening sound. With years of Cyber Space at the touch of their fingers; No one could foresee the dangers that lingered. Faster and faster each year they would go; Till the fastest connection seemed way too slow. No longer did anyone need company around; Who needs a friend when there's so much to be found? With the children all snug away alone in their beds; Happily playing with visions of death scenes filling their heads. Laptops, television and computer game boxes at hand; Parents don't need a babysitter, there is no demand.

No longer are they children, but miniature adults; Being thrust into a world filled with lust and cults. The family table holds nothing but dust; And the living room center is no longer a must; In a house that no longer holds family traditions. Sharing family stories isn't an appealing addition; A night with a storybook, who needs to read out loud; With books that read for you, two is a crowd; Social skills are lacking in a solitary world of confinement; Manners aren't necessary, no need to refine them.

Then suddenly one year Cyber Space disappeared; And the roar from the crowd could be heard far and near. Suddenly people didn't know what to do; And sitting alone, they each cried boo hoo. As each day passed the crowd thought the end was here; But Cyber Space was lost, and didn't reappear. Slowly the isolated crowd came together; To share their thoughts, not talk of the weather. Having not seen a human in quite a long time; They struggled to find at least a few ties that bind.

The elders came out of their bedrooms with care; To share how it used to be and to compare. How the family unit was today versus then; And what fun they would have with just paper and pen. A time when the family played games on a board; And the family table held more than power chords. When camping meant fires, guitars and no phones; And being on vacation didn't mean faxes and ring tones. When family and friends were cherished, not a commodity; And talking with your neighbor was more than an oddity. With Cyber Space gone everyone decided to give it a try; This old-fashioned way, when the Internet didn't apply.

At first it was hard, no one knew what to say; But soon it caught on and for more than a day! Suddenly the violence so often on the street; Calmed down to a hush and thuggery saw defeat. No longer was it necessary to lock all your doors; Visiting with family was no longer a chore. Family and friends now gathered all the time; To share special moments without any crime. When Cyber Space was restored and crept back inside; The parents cried no, you could hear it worldwide! So with careful discretion they allowed its use; But with strict supervision and no way to abuse. And so without all the clamor or deafening cries; The world became better, no one could deny.

Cyber Space is an asset to that I confess; But without limitations, it leads to a mess. Peace on Earth -- Good Will To Men.

Jaci Rae is a number 1 Best Selling author of Winning Points with the Woman in Your Life One Touchdown at a Time.

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