“God forbid someone talk about dysfunction among veterans or military families. There is a new type of politically correct backlash to any discussion on the negative aspects of the military community. Just as with race or gender, people can have negative perceptions about veterans and their family, but apparently can never, ever, say them out loud.”
“As a parent we all have to make a variety of choices about the health and safety of our children. Today I want to tell you about a very difficult choice I recently made.
My child will not wear a seatbelt.
Here is the thing. I understand that the government gives us statistics “proving” the so-called effectiveness of seat belts to prevent significant injury or death. I have read all of the studies that show that since the invention of the seat belt and it’s widespread use, how significant injury and death have gone way down.
Erin Whitehead is a sought after author, vocalist, consultant and speaker. She is an original member of the American Military Spouses Choir, featured on Season 8 of America's Got Talent. She currently lives in Florida with her husband, who recently retired from the USMC, and their two daughters.