May 07, 2007 —
In my family, raising kids has always been a joint effort. I grew up with all of my relatives caring for me, and today I'm taking care of my sister's children. Even though it is a little cliche, for years we've joked that it takes a village to raise a child. By sharing advice and tips, we've been able to better take care of our kids. And now, we need to come together as a community of mothers to educate ourselves and protect our children against the growing problem of cough medicine abuse. We have our work cut out for us. We need to take this conversation online. We need to begin to rely on each other for information, support, and constructive discussion. If you haven't already, please take just a moment to join our campaign and tell five other moms, and dads, about the dangers of cough medicine abuse. Think about your family, your aunts and uncles, and your nieces and nephews. Now think about your friends and their children. Whether they live next door or across the country, they need to know about this dangerous substance abuse problem. They need your help. In my mind, communities - online and off - are the most effective way to combat problems. We can build a community to educate ourselves and protect our children against cough medicine abuse. I hope you will help us do it.