I know everyone parents different, but I also feel that these days children have to be wrapped in bubble wrap and talked to with words of flowers and rainbows or they will be "screwed up" and "damaged".
I was beat with a belt and swallowed my fair share of dawn dish soap and I did not turn out violent or damaged. My teachers graded my papers with bright red pen - the kids sitting beside me could even see my high or low score. I play in sports where I lost the majority of the time. I have respect for my parents and have a heathly competitive side. I am not dangerous to my kids and had/have healthy relationships.
I feel all this walking on eggshells is getting rediculous!!! We are going to raise kids that can't take embarassment, can't take responsibility, have no respect, can't take a loss, and probably add some spoiled brat to that! Do I do anything outragous like the mom's in the article? No, but I'm started to get scared that raising my voice to my 2 year old is going to put me in jail 5 years down the road!
My rant is done - talk amongst yourselves. :)
Answer by leksismommy at 10:57 PM on Feb. 24, 2011
I totally agree with you. The walking on eggshells is ridiculous. You can tell your kids no and let them experience life good or bad (you know the regular stuff). It's creating generations of whining, snively, adult brats who have to live in therapy because they were never taught that sometimes you lose. Sometimes you don't get first place. Sometimes life isn't fair the way we want it to be. I don't walk on eggshells nor am I a bully but my kids don't collapse at every little bump in the road. I just want to tell people how F'ing stupid they sound trying to sell that whole "never say no" crap. I love my kids to pieces and love to tell them I'm proud of them, love them, and tell them I expect them to do better at times.
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