ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In the author’s previous books, she has
often followed the lines of involving both fact and fiction to create her point.
Again this book contains the many facts
of what the children of today are experiencing. Many of the experiences will not
be of a benefit to them and the bandaid solution will not be of much help
With her background in natural therapies
and hypnotherapy she has personally observed the negative outcomes in some
adults to the programming given to them as children. Today’s society has now
introduced many more negatives into the lives of our children so, will these
also be given the bandaid treatment?
pointing this out she hopes for the sake of the children that there might be a
chance for change.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND DEDICATIONS
To all the children who have grown up and to all the
children in the process of doing so, I hope that your growth can be one of truth
and correct positive direction.
THE BANDAID BEGINNING
Most people would be aware of what a bandaid is, or
have used a bandaid, or even have a packet of bandaids in the medical cupboard
in case they need to use one.
These wonderful little quick bandages were invented
in America in 1920 and they are now available in most other countries in the
They are so practical and quick to use for most small
injuries. They cover the tiny wound and absorb any small flow of blood and they
protect clothing from being blood stained. They protect the wound from other
infections and they allow the wound time to heal. The healing process kicks in
and the wonderful built in mechanism of repair takes place and before long we
can remove the bandaid and all is perfect again.
This is the true and proper role of a bandaid.
However, at one stage it was that loving mums
discovered another use. This was that an excessive crying and upset child with
maybe just the tiniest of a wound on their finger or knee would miraculously
stop crying if a bandaid was applied and they could no longer see the wound. The
upsetting sight was no longer there and the flesh-coloured bandaid had now made
it disappear and peace was restored.
There could be follow up strategies taken by the
parent. If the child had endangered itself by touching a forbidden item then the
correct scolding would take place. If it had been caused by an object or
situation that should not have been there, then the parent would go about
rectifying it to remove the danger. If it was simply an accident with no other
overtones then the child would be made aware of it for future times and of how
to avoid it.
Common sense prevailed.
The wound healed, the bandaid was removed and life
carried on normally in the world of common sense.
Common sense has now disappeared.
Maybe the blame can be put partly onto the loving
mums and their thoughtful gestures in placing bandaids over situations that were
upsetting their child at the time. Maybe they should have just let their child
face the awful sight and scolded them or explained to them how to cope and
rectify the upset.
Because it now appears that these children having now
grown up and who are even now in leadership positions, find it perfectly normal
to apply the ‘bandaid’ remedy to most of the problematic situations which now
prevail in today’s world.
It appears it is easier and more peaceful to just
cover the situation with a bandaid solution which will stop the people crying
out. They will keep their highly-paid jobs and if the situation is covered and
hidden then the fuss is over. There is no need then to scold the appropriate
people, rectify the original actions or amend them, and to just accept that
accidents can occur.
restored and common sense still missing.