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Elizabeth - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I'm unsure about how to start this... but I have been reading a big handful of these posts and I would like to ask the parents some questions? 1) Does it really matter if your child isn't doing exactly what YOU want? 2) Aren't we trying to help children become more understanding and tolerant wouldn't this come from us first? 3) Is it really easier to hide sneek or be dishonest? (then we are so surprised when our children lie to us) I know my parenting isn't perfect but I KNOW that honesty understand and patience is always what a child needs. Rules are just guidelines for our children to be better people. Values START at home!!! Not in the schools, not from their friends, at home with you the parent leading by example (because really if you don't show your child want you expect how are they to know?) I know some of these post are more for conversation than anything else.

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Ricki - posted on 03/25/2010

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Well said Elizabeth. People are soo quick to place the blame of bad behavior from kids on everything except their home environment. "They're violent because of tv or video games. They're overweight because their school no longer offers PE or gym. They cuss because they hear it on TV. They don't speak well because the grammar on TV is horrible." So much behavioral problems are blamed on TV but I've always wondered....where are the parents to teach them the difference between reality and make believe? My 5 year old daughter speaks better than 90% of adults I know, she very clearly knows and understands the reality/pretend difference, and since I don't let her eat tons and tons of junk, she loves fruits and veggies. Matter of fact, she doesn't even like pop (or soda, whichever you prefer) because we've never let her drink it.
Child behavior begins at home. Values, beliefs, attitudes, everything starts in the household. Blaming television, video games, schools, and whatnot is not a valid reason for lack of parenting.

Elizabeth - posted on 03/24/2010

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Please if you agree read Barabara Coloroso's book I'm not trying to advertise for it but she really does make sense.

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