Every child is unique and special. Every child’s situation is unique and different. Some children have loving families and supportive environments. Others suffer from serious abuse and neglect. The positive or negative relationships and situations that children experience are critical to how they turn out as adults. We never know what goes on behind closed doors and when we acknowledge the significant challenges that many children face in our world today, it allows us to have more compassion for the adults they become. Maybe we should concentrate more on compassion, healing and solutions than blame, judgement and hatred. It’s certainly a place to start.