There have been several threads stemming from an earlier post referencing a certain dress worn by a 17 year old. :) IN those threads there's a reoccurring theme that good parents would never have a child that dressed like that because they wouldn't allow it. The down votes seem to come out of the woodwork when some dispute the claim. Which brings me to this question --
What do you think grows a good kid? Is a good kid the sign of great parents and a rebellious teen the sign of weak ones? Does the child that sneaks out indicate lax, ineffective parents? Does a parent do all they can and know that even the best of us will sometimes end up with a teen pushing his/her boundaries in ways we've worked hard to keep them from doing? Can you say today that your child will honestly "never" be that kid - that kid wearing that dress or sneaking out to the party you forbid or hooking up with that guy/girl or....name your poison?
Share your thoughts and the ages of your kids. Feel free to share your experience as a teen too - what role did your parents have on the person you were at the time?
Mine have grown to become productive, caring adults, parents who swear, "my child would never do this or that is certainly in denial. Every teen and kid is capable of doing something they have been taught to be wrong or improper or immoral, all a parent can do is give them that base from which they can derive from and hope and pray the do go to that base to come to the right decision.
My youngest is 23 and my other two are in their thirties, and I could not be a prouder parent.....
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