Monday, November 22, 2010
Many have opined that most of our woes are self-inflicted. Raising children is very difficult but it is made much more difficult when parents act as if they are subjects of their children. I hear the stories of rude remarks, bad attitudes, and vindictive behaviors aimed at parents by children. Once the child gets his hands on the household’s reins, it’s a real battle to ever get either the reins back or the child’s behavior tamed. Then, through the years, the turmoil builds and heartache perpetuates. It’s always distressing to witness parents being on the wrong end of their relationship with their children. Parents need to parent, not the children. More and more chaos is being unwittingly self-inflicted into the household by parents who try to be something to their children other than parents first.