Brandi - posted on 01/05/2013 ( 49 moms have responded )
When I was growing up, I was not given choices on if I was going to get a haircut or make descent grades. I was expected to do what my parents said. I was expected to show adults respect. I was expected to tell the truth...although I didn't always do it. I have seen so many posts on here where parents don't want to make their children do what they are told. Has anybody ever stopped to think that the reason children act the way they do now is because their parents do not expect them to listen. Parents give their children way too many choices. And we dang sure were not going to get paid for grades. We either made good grades or got punished. When we were kids, we ate what we were given or we went hungry. We were not given choices on if we wanted to eat what was cooked or have our parents go to McDonalds or even cook something else. Parents now (like my husband and his ex wife) are more interested in keeping the child happy than doing what's best for them. Who cares if the child gets angry because he or she is made to listen, not lie and respect others...one day they will appreciate it!