Thanks for the critics guys, completely appreciated and sincerely grateful. @ Wolfwatching, I may not have done it right this time either but what you said about my kids sounding like trophies.... Well, that's the last thing I want to portray them as. So I changed the last two lines and maybe its better and maybe its not, but it kinda makes sense to me.
The message of empowerment is strong throughout the poem and effectively conveyed. The writing is eloquent and in particular the way that you work in modern communication of e-mails etc. You seem to take a rhythmic approach to your lines and while I think you could do more they are effective and drive the poem along.
Unfortunately I think the last two lines are tonally off. I see how you tried tot take some of the punch out of it by saying "the saddest thing is" thereby trying to equate the idea of the children being the ones who lose out. But given the rest of the poems content, by the sheer placing of this line as the ending it makes the children seem rather like trophies. Things to be had and taken away for whatever reason. The rest of your poem is too affirmative in the "look at me, what will you do without me" sense and the ending which has not been built too before hand come across more in a mean and unfeeling way than the quais-sympathetic way you may have intended. All this in light of the rest of the poem, which for what it was seemed to be getting things right.