Harsh. But true…

30 06 2012

I think that most parents get a bum rap. As a whole, parents are doing the best they can under often difficult circumstances.

That said, this definitely has a ring of truth to it. I can speak from personal experience that it’s easier to just give in when your kid has a fit. It’s very tiring to follow through on discipline when you have a strong-willed child. It’s so much easier to cave in, give them what they want, get them to shut up, and “deal with it later.”

Trust me, I have a three-year-old. I’ve been there. It’s hard. But it’s very, very necessary to stay strong. Follow through. Remember, you’re a parent. Not a babysitter, not an older sibling, not an aunt or uncle. Your kid is not your best friend, or your pet, or your little buddy. They’re your child, and your responsibility. Step up.

And this little rant is directed at myself as much as anybody else.

– dEV

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