Are parents letting themselves off the hook for parenting responsibilities?
I have seen many post's on here of late saying things like.. "Well I can't control everything my kid does.." or "When I'm not there what can I do if my kid does x, y or z?"
And I honestly am getting sick of hearing people make excuses about why THEIR CHILD can do anything they want.. and the parent pretty much agnowledges that they have given up the right or ability to discipline or correct bad choices or behaviors in their child!?
I am sorry I think that is half the reason behind kids getting pregnant, starting to drink, do drugs etc.
Kids know.. Mom feels powerless. Dad won't back up anyrules in the house.. etc.
So How do you feel about this?
If your child commits a crime when your not arround.. ARE YOU LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE? Better bet your butt!
If your child commits a driving violation.. when your not arround.. Do you still have to deal with insurance.. and court? Better bet your butt.. Why is it ok to say in other situations that your not responsible when legally we know that you would have to be in other instances..
BEING THERE doesn't change your responsibility to make a child aware of your expectations of them. It doesn't change your responsibility to raise RESPONSIBLE ADULTS..