For some parents, it’s hard to see their children grow up too fast. Usually, growing up too fast means they start acting older than they are. Sometimes, however, children are forced into situations where they have no choice but to act beyond their years. One mother from Texas didn’t realize how much her child was forced to mature ahead of her time – until she walked in on her child “practicing”.

What was she practicing for? A lockdown drill. Her three-year old child felt compelled to practice at home for the event of a lockdown drill at school. With seemingly no public or private space safe from gun violence these days – night clubs, schools, stores, streets, wherever – The toddler took it upon herself to practice what was likely taught to her at school.

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The mother of the girl in question decided to respond to her daughter’s actions with an open letter to politicians. Her message? Act now so our children don’t have to. Read her emotional post below.

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Posted by Stacey Wehrman Feeley on Wednesday, June 15, 2016