Kim - posted on 02/13/2012 ( 36 moms have responded )
I'm sorry who is the one with the authority in any family: the parents.
I'm getting awfully sick and tired of parents not knowing what is right and wrong, what to let your child do and not to do.
To think that your child has a choice, you're wrong.
You have the decision to give your child the choice, and not of important things, like what toys they would like to play with next. Not give them the choice whether or not to eat because they "don't like it" You have to give a child what they need before what they want and sometimes parents just don't understand that when you say no to your child you cannot go back on it or you are a hypocrite and you are teaching your child that it's ok.
You do not let your child hit you, bite you, or hurt you on purpose.
You do not let your child choose when he/she wants to go to bed/sleep.
You do not let your 13yr old child post pics of themselves half naked all over websites. Dispicable and illegal.
You should always be checking what your children do on the internet and if you "can't be bothered" like a lot of parents - get parental lock on it! Simple!
You need to check you child's phone espcially teenagers as you do not know who they have on their "new smart phone" you just have to buy them, because they're not going to get lost in 3weeoks and have you buy them another one. They could be getting pictures for all you know. They could be getting chatted up on that bbm and "rate me" on bbm or what ever it is. No, I'm not old I'm 22 and no I do not own one of these phones.
You are the only ones who are going to keep your children safe. Do it properly. You may think they are good kids but the truth is they know this and may go behind your back or may get pressured into it.
Make sure you know your babysitters for years or have had recommendations on them- or even ask for a CRB check as all people who work with children have to have one to actually be alone with a child in a work place.
I know a lot of people just do this out of common sense because thats what it is common sense.
That "rate me" thing on myspace or blackberry messenger is disgusting and they shouldn't be able to do that it's just giving them a complex on how they look so they think they should be dressing up and showing what they should be keeping private, at least until the age of 17!
Get control of your children Britain! It's disgusting how many girls of 12-16 are loosing their virginity, when it's illegal! and how many of them are going out with guys older than 16! It's called peadophilia people! even if it is concented and the girl "doesn't care" If you are the parent of one of the lads going out with someone younger than 16 then stop them now before they ruin their lives with Statory rape. And parents of the girls need to stop them before they put someone in prison and get the title "SLAG".
Please parents of Britain sort yourselfs out and become parents.
Don't let the next generation grow up not doing a thing and living off the goverment or in prison.