As in if the parents are watching TV should the children then be allowed to watch also (say in another room if what the parents are watching isn't appropriate) or should the parents not watch TV if they don't allow the kids to watch?
If the parents drink soda should they have to give their kids one, too? Or just not drink/eat anything they wouldn't allow their kids to have?
I've gotten the impression on this site that this is the new parenting trend...fairness and that adults should completely change their lives to suit their kids so it will be fair.
Answer by genagina at 6:46 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by Katie80620 at 6:50 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:55 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by armywife43 at 6:55 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by mommymeg03 at 6:59 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by cerealmom2 at 7:05 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by pixie_trix at 7:09 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by m-avi at 7:09 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
I always told me kids that life is not fair. I told them soda was an adult drink. They never questioned till they were teens and then they got one a week. I know that soda is emplty calories and they need to be drinking milk, juice and water. Sometimes there was something on tv that I didn't want them to watch, so they didn't get to watch it. I was their parent, not their friend. There's nothing wrong with them learning that there are things they can't have and can't do. It's an important lesson to learn if they are going to grow up as law abiding adults. Just because they want something doesn't mean they need it. There are some what I call child run households where the child calls the shots, but those parents aren't doing their children any favors by the way they are raising them.
Answer by SweetLuci at 7:14 PM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 7:26 PM on Dec. 30, 2010