The problem with parenting today
3. Parents are letting other people do their job for them:
- Whether it is a teacher at school, the principal, or even worse a police officer, some parents leave the parenting to be done by others. I know there are countless factors that go into raising a child. However, deciding to have one and planning on raising him or her properly is a decision that needs to be made prior to the lights going off. I am only making a general statement because I know every household is different. It saddens my heart when young men and women are getting arrested for things their parents could have corrected at an early age, but for one reason or another it did not happen. Therefore, these young men and women never learned. Now, years later, a police officer is trying to correct collateral damage that is almost irreversible. Some parents don’t think long-term when they choose to give their children cell phones or tablets instead of a “talk to” or a spanking if necessary. Looking back now, I am thankful that my mother was not afraid to love me enough to say no or spanked me when it was necessary. She was not afraid to give me a reason to cry if I even thought about acting up and embarrass her in public. Being an adult now, no one has to do the job she should have done years ago.
- Parents, love your children enough to say no and love them enough to raise them well. Think about their future before you let them get away with anything. Most importantly, raising your children is your job, so don’t let anyone else do it for you. I know there are different factors that play important parts in what is going on with some of the children today. However, a lot of the young men and women in jail could have been moral citizens walking around in freedom, in college, playing a better role in society if you, the parents had decided to give them a good old “talk to” when it was needed. Loving your children does not mean you don’t have to discipline him or her at times, but do it before it is too late…do it sooner, so someone else won’t have to do it before it is too late.