Most of us think of a rebelous,angry, disobediant and all around bad kid as being wayward. Let's send he or she off to bootcamp or put them on a presrciption drug to make their mind numb is becoming a common answer in this day and age. I recently faced one of my biggest fears and wrote a 267 page, 67,000 word book called;"THE WAYWARD SON". It's a memoir of my life between the ages of 5 to 13. My childhood was an everyday battle to survive. The only time i heard the word jesus or god was when my father used it in a bad way. Being a father myself, I'm living proof that not everyone grows up to follow in their parents footsteps. My father tried many ways to actually kill me, mentally and physicaly for 8 long years.It made me what i am today. I teach my kids about god, respect, conservation and forgiveness just to name a few things. There just isnt much better than kicking back on the riverbank with a sky full of stars and your family and friends. I've learned alot about what being a goodhearted human being means from my past and even more so by sitting out @ night fishing for cats. Our kids are our future so love them unconditionally.