Vote for Fannie LeFlore to put her idea into action

Fannie LeFlore, a member of the Lovefraud family, is a semi-finalist in the national Launch Pad contest. This competition will award five winners $5,000 each to implement their ideas to improve their communities.

Fannie submitted a Parents as Partners project, to make it possible for parents to assist in behavioral interventions at schools, so fewer children are suspended. Vote for her project, and she may move forward to the finalist round.

Vote for Fannie here.

Fannie is a counselor and entrepreneur listed in the Lovefraud Professional Resources Guide. View her profile here.

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Hi Skylar — Very well said — and something that’s often downplayed or overlooked: “Control of others can take many subtle and insidious forms. It happens between persons and also through controls of people through institutions.”

Is this in anyway going to stop the horrible violence that has become a way of life in the young people in my area? A few miles away from me they have set a 14 yr old on fire and another incident beat a 14 yr old to the point of permanent brain damage. NOW… it’s getting closer to me.. not a few miles away from me… just a few “blocks” away from me they beat a 17 yr old, that happened Monday the poor child is still in the hospital with a collapsed lung, What in the world is that carp? That could have been me walking down the street! Somebody needs to get to the bottom of the “rage” in the young people that are our “future” in this country. Can you help with that? The attack was 7 against 2. What has gone so wrong with our youth today to cause them to be like a sociopath? Was there meds that women took while they were pregnant that has caused this? Is it the economy? Nature vs Nurture!!! What is going on? The victims family won’t release their identity… for fear of retaliation. That is no way to live!!! IN FEAR of youth!! What is happening to the conscious of our youth?

I voted for Fannie, and I also copied the link and then attached it to my Facebook page and asked my peeps to vote and to post it to their wall (hope that’s ok).

soimnotthecrazee1 — You know the answer to the question you pose about what’s wrong with young people: We all have a role to play in solutions.

Re: your comment, “Somebody needs to get to the bottom of the “rage” in the young people that are our “future” in this country. Can you help with that?”

I think rage can evolve when people consistently do not get basic needs met or are not seen/heard (rendered invisible) by someone/others important in their life. It is often related to people feeling mistreated, disrespected, devalued,etc. Sometimes it starts at home and gets carried out into the world, and sometimes it builds up from interactions in the world over time — for normal people.

As you and others already know, rage in narcissists and sociopaths is a different animal altogether rooted in entitlement, self-centeredness, immaturity,etc.

You also know that there are a lot of good young people, trying to do the right thing. They too deserve our support. When we focus only on the bad ones as being typical of youth today, we lose sight of how to help the good ones continue to resist negative peer pressure or other influences.

My project deals with keeping kids from suspensions for school behavioral issues that are relatively harmless (even if highly irritating to teachers and other adults) — student violence is not acceptable.

The project has a particular focus — engaging parents in problem solving and supporting students and teachers — that is only one piece of the solution. Other people can figure out how they will help or not. I’ve long ago given up on trying to do it all — such attempts at perfectionism can become immobilizing.

shabbychic — thanks not only for your vote, but also for using the FaceBook network to generate additional support. Much appreciated!

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