I am SO sick of people acting like they have no control over what their kid does. I've looked at people and asked them if they're sure they want to give that to their child and they shrug and with this utter look of helplessness ask me, (ME) "What choice do I have?" or they say "Not really, but I don't really have a choice, do I?"
WHAT?!?! When did this gap in parenting happen. This is a CRUCIAL skill mammas!
You are not there to appease your child. AT ALL. Make them happy, sure. But your child is going to be better off in the long run if you lay down some rules when he's young. But a wide (and extremely sarcastic) THANKS to those of you who are just laying down and letting your children walk all over you. Thank you for that, because those are the next generation of adults that will be the most spoiled people on the planet.
Take charge. YOU not only have a choice. YOU ARE the choice. You decide whether or not your 6 year old can watch SAW movie, YOU decide whether or not you're fine with him playing that Black Ops game which is extremely violent with bad language. I'm not saying you have to shield them from the world. But if it's against your better judgement, then guess what. That is what being a parent is all about. Passing those values onto your children. That child will view the world through your eyes and if you say cussing and killing and eating tons of fast food is ok...then why should you punish them when they hit their friend in school over an argument, or use foul language everywhere, or push away the plate of fruit you actually tried to give them.
The best part is, it's not too late! It takes hard work and determination to get your child back on the right track, but it can happen. You are the parent, and you're far from worthless. Let's start passing on the right attributes to our children.
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