Do You Have a Right To Ask The Parents of Your Child’s Friends If They Have Guns In Their Homes?


No matter what your position is on guns, I will go ahead and say that I don’t believe guns and children should ever mix. This week, a 12 year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed when he was over at his friend’s home in my neighborhood and his friend brought out a gun to show the 12 year-old. This tragic incident got me to thinking about the times my boys have spent nights at their friend’s homes. I never thought to ask if the parents of my child’s friends had guns or weapons in the house. I plan to make this a standard question from now on before either of my children spend a night or go over to someone’s house to play.

What do you think? What would you do?

When Tragedy Strikes, Poor Communication Is Unacceptable


I live in an apartment complex in North Carolina. Something horrible happened a couple of days ago where I live. I knew nothing about it.

I found a piece of paper clipped to the outside of my door. The communication from the management office was very poor, indeed. Thinking of the importance of clear communication in a crisis, here is an example of what not to do – EVER. Please note I have copied the document word for word. Typos and inaccuracies were not changed.
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