Stop spoiling your kids and be a parent
Posted November 28, 2009on:
I have been having a hard time writing blogs lately. It seems as though we have covered nearly every topic out there. So, here goes and attempt to uncover something new and thought provoking… One thing that has caught my attention over the past week is how children talk to their parents. Well, I guess not so much children as teenagers. Growing up, my parents were very strict. We were not allowed to even say penis or vagina. If we were to say butt, we would get our mouth washed out with soap. So what is going on with teens calling their mom “bitch” and speaking to the parents like they are pieces of trash? One of my friends is the child of a state trooper. He is very strict, yet he allows her to refer to her mother as “bitch,” and speak very rudely to her. They think it is funny.
On youtube there is a video made showing Miley Cyrus treating her dad in such “loving” ways. She hangs up on him when he calls to tell her he loves her, she cuts him off in the middle of his sentences… it goes on. But this is supposed to be love? This is how we should allow our children to treat us? I hate to be the bully here, but if one of my children were to cut off my husband in the middle of a sentence… well, it would not be pretty. If they were to hang up the phone on him when he called to say hi, well, again, it would not be pretty.
I do not understand why parents would allow their kids to talk down to them. They are not making friends by doing this. They are only hurting their kids. Another video on Youtube shows a girl screaming at her grandma for her child support money. Now why would she get this and not her caretaker? Where do these kids get this sense of entitlement from? She is not only screaming for her money, but she is also calling her names in the process.
I would think that with all the drama and rudeness and disgusting behavior being portrayed to us that it would sicken us and make us shut it off. But it seems as though not only do we soak it in, we allow our children to do so. They mirror this behavior. It is very sad, and does not leave me with a “warm fuzzy” feeling. Stop spoiling your kids and step up and be a parent. It is never fun to discipline your children. But it is the right thing to do.