Instead of sitting around watching the news and feeling sad for the future, I decided to be pro-active and spend some added quality time with my son. Over the next 4-8 years he may hear a lot that I don’t want him to. He may think it is reasonable to behave in certain ways that are repugnant and crude. It is the responsibility of all parents to ensure our sons do not think misogyny, bigotry and vile “locker room” conversations are not only unacceptable now but that they were not acceptable before Trump became president.
James is capable of great achievements and he can reach his goals with kindness, respect, hard work and bright dreams. This is what I hope he hears today and in the future.