My Thoughts

Rosa - posted on 09/26/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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What I write here in no way reflects how everyone thinks! I have 2 children, and I consider myself a strict parent but not harsh. I feel theres a certain way my children should act in public and in certain situations. When adults are speaking I expect my children to wait calmly or go play until we are finished unless its and emergancy. I feel my children are old enough now to clean up what they mess up. In stores or in public I do not allow them to go running and screaming around like crazies. I don't let them climb on everything they can get there hands on unless its a play ground or an area for children to play such as the lake. I feel it is my job as a mother to make sure my children don't want for anything. I make sure they are fed and clothed, I make sure they have toys to play with and books to read. I do not allow anyone to fight, scream, yell, or drink around my children. I think it is every parents responsibility to make sure your child grows up loved and a healthy well adjusted person. I would choose my children above anyone! That is including my husband whom I care deeply about. But if it ever came to the choice between him and my children it will always be my children. It is my responsibility to keep my children from harm to the best of my ability. That doesn't mean leave them in a tub full of water while I go answer a ringing phone or answer the door because someone is knocking. I do not beat my children nor do I harm them in anyway. I do spank but I am trying to get away from that and go more with time outs and merit systems. I am no where near a perfect mother and everyday I try and learn a new tech. to broaden my horizens so to speak. If you asked my son what his job is every day this is what he would say, 1) to play 2) be happy 3) clean my room 4) to be nice to my little sister.....Those are the only rules my son has to follow because he knows everything else should automatically happen. For example using inside voice and not hitting. So I don't have to use those as rules. I would love to blog but havent seen a spot for it here on this site. So if anyone knows of one please let me know. Also I would like to know how you disipline your child/children? Any new ways to deal with a child having a temper tantrum with out spanking them? And any resources you may know on these subjects would be great too!

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The bible says "He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him" Proverbs 13:24.

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