My 19 year old and what good parenting should be:

Janet - posted on 05/04/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Bad parenting is letting your son or daughter walk all over you and enabling them. Bad parenting is not putting your foot down, not telling them it’s time for them to act their age, and grow up. Bad parenting is giving them a roof over their heads, a free place to stay, and food on their plates when they’re not helping around the house, not taking any of their good advice, putting the household in danger from selling weed, inviting unsafe people into the house, destroying property, and disrespecting their parents. Good parenting is letting their sons and daughters pay their way for destruction of property, the warrants they earned, and any fines they have earned themselves. Good parenting is telling and showing these sons and daughters that they have made their own choices by not following the rules of the household. Good parenting is telling their sons and daughters that they will no longer put up with their stealing, smoking weed, lying, bringing drug addicts/unsafe people in the house, and treating their parents with disrespect. So, therefore, they are being escorted out of their parents’ house and made to provide for themselves. Good parenting is telling their sons and daughters that their parents’ have given them numerous chances to change their behavior throughout numerous years and their sons and daughters have chosen to continue their bad behavior and not listen to their advice. If these sons and daughters desperately need their parents help, then why are they not taking the parents good advice? Since the sons and daughters don’t take the advice, they have made their own choices that they want to continue to make their own rules, make poor decisions, continue hanging with unsafe people, continue smoking weed, continue with their bad behavior, and have made their own choice of supporting themselves on their own and in their own kind of environment. Good parenting is letting their children go. After all, love is letting them go.

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