Lesson #6 From Marian Wright Edelman’s 25 Lessons For Life

Take parenting and family life seriously and insist that those you work for and who represent you do.”

“Our leaders mouth family values they do not practice. As a result, our children lag behind the children of other nations on key child indicators like infant mortality, poverty, and family supports…Men should not father children until they are able and willing to be responsible for the consequences of childbearing. And all men-young and old, rich, middle and lower-income, and poor-should be held accountable for supporting their children.”

Marian Wright Edelman

Born in 1939, Marian Wright Edelman became the first black woman to pass the Mississippi state bar examination in 1964. She practiced civil rights law and in 1973 founded the Children’s Defense Fund, an advocacy organization for children at risk. A presidential adviser and leading voice for America’s children. Amidst her exhaustive list of accomplishments, she drafted 25 lessons for life. This is an excerpt from Lesson 6, so relevant to our discussions this week at The Family Meeting.

Read, learn, and share…….Have a Family Meeting!

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