Walking thru the house tonight after the kids went down thinking about how I am helping raise them'
I again realize the overwhelming responsibility I share bringing them up.
I have a unique opportunity to see how others are doing - right and wrong-up close and personal (being their doc)
I also have opportunity to appreciate what the STERN hand of my father did for me.
I absolutely hated him growing up and not until I was out of the house for years watching others, did I realize the value in it.
If I were to pick 1 word to sum up his lesson it would be
Respect for GOD , parents , family , elders , rules , authority , property , life ....
on & on & on it goes.
I'm making a stand.If you have young formative children
(or grandchildren-I am saddenned by how many kids are raised by their grandparents!!)
YOU CAN TELL THEM NO!!
If he pitches a fit and gets his way he doesn't respect what he got OR who gave it to him.
No 6 year old needs a 300$ video game
no 7 year old needs a 200$ phone
no child needs a birthday party that costs 300$
ABSOLUTELY NO 16 year old needs a brand new car.
What an awesome opportunity we have been given!! Don't blow it.
I leave you with this I'm by no means a perfect parent,but I value what past generations did and see how we are losing respectful kids
This isn't as weird as it first sounds, and I believe it true-
LANGLEYism"If your kids like you all the time you are not being a good parent!!
Thanks for giving me respect DAD