Karen - posted on 07/31/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have read many posts on here that just blow my mind. First off in my opinion we first and foremost our parents. I'm not trying to be my 16 year old son and 12 year old daughters friends. I'm their parent and I'm going to make decisions they don't like. I think that children need to be punished when they make bad decisions. My kids don't run the house my husband and I do. I listen when they want something but ultimately I am the parent and I have the final say. I know that kids are going to do things I don't like but that don't mean I have to condone it or throw my hands up and let them make the choice. My son and daughter try to do what they want but I step in and let them know the conquinse for their decisions. What has happened to saying NO? I guess I'm old fashioned. Let me know what you guys think. Children want boundaries they don't always know they do.