Parents are suppose to be the role models, but often we tell them not to do something we do all the time. As a kid, it did irritate me that my mother could do something I couldn't. Every kid wants to be the adult! But later, I realized that it taught me how to be the follower rather too. Its important to learn how to be a leader, but its unrealistic to always be so. Having to follow my mothers orders, no matter how irritating, taught me that there are different standards for parents vs. children. I think its pretty much impossible for a parent to avoid telling their kids not to do something they do. And in situations, its the correct way to handle it.
All the time. When they ask why they can't have something I'm having (like soda) or do something I'm doing (like use the computer) I tell them it's because I'm an adult and their kids and when they are older they can do those things, too.
My sil and mil insist that isn't fair and my kids should do anything I do if it's legal. To that I say--who ever said things had to be "fair" between parents and kids?
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