“We usually hear that children and youth are the future of our societies. The truth is that they are also the present. Our children are agents of change within their families and communities and their right to be heard and to participate in a meaningful way to the development of society must be fully respected."
"Our children will be what we will help them to be. The world is what we and they make of it. It is a responsibility we all share - it is a duty we cannot elude.”
Joint Statement on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day
Brussels, 20 November 2016
Extracts from European Commission - Statement
How do we get this message out, I believe it starts in the family setting, however the family is structured. Finding time to reflect on our thoughts and actions allows us to think about our relationships, think about our children and think about ourselves. Responsibility starts with ourselves, recognising our self-worth to able to recognise it in others. What are your thoughts?