I worry about what kind of world we are providing for our children and their children.
I remember when I was a teen, it was shameful to get pregnant before you were finished with high school. It was shameful not only for the girl, but also for the parent(s).
Now parents will give their child everything. They will let their 15 yo do whatever/whoever she wants because they'd rather be the parents that the kid can come to about anything. Why then hell would you compromise with a 15 yo about dating, and not make her go on bc just because she said she wasn't going to have sex... obviously she changed her mind. Or did she want to get pregnant?
The same type of parents will drop their child off at a splash park to terrorize other patrons, children and adult alike. But if another parent dares to say anything, she is in the wrong? wth?
Let's teach our kids that is ok to have unprotected sex, or to run around bullying others. But heaven forbid the kids being bullied stand up for themselves.
Let's teach our kids that it is ok to be disrespectful of other adults by undermining a step-parent's authority, and then whine about the consequences.
While we're at it, let's try to negate consequences entirely. Tell the 15 yo it is ok to get pregnant and keep the baby. After all, what are grandparents for but to take responsibility for their baby's baby?
Tell the 7yo it is ok to spit on people, and to run amok. Wait til he's 15 and getting your precious snowflake preganant.
And let's spoil our kids rotten by giving them everything they even think they may want. And never, ever take those things away as a consequence. We are negating consequences, remember?
yea, I'm scared of what is going to happen.