This particular story is very upsetting. It was the spring of 2005 when Natalee Holloway went missing the night before she was suppose to return home from her trip to Aruba. There are many rumors of what happened that night when Natalee went missing.
We all hope that we can teach our children to make good decisions and have trustworthy friends. I worry about my children as it is but I can honestly say there are reasons why I am glad I have two boys. After reading this story would you let your child go on a trip to another country with their graduating class to celebrate graduating from high school?
I hope that I can teach my children to make sound decisions that will enable them to keep themselves safe. We, as parents cannot possibly be there every moment of their lives. There needs to be a balance between your children and their parents that enable the children to make decisions on their own and live with those decisions. Making bad decisions every once in awhile will hopefully only strengthen their ability to make smart decisions in the future. Only then can they understand the consequences of their actions.