Do you believe parents...

@grump0ne (981)
United States
October 26, 2006 12:39pm CST
do you believe parents today are too laid back when it comes to their children.
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@wahmbuddy (392)
• Canada
27 Oct 06
Yes I think a lot of parents are too laid back. I also think that a lot are afraid to discipline their children, and by that I DON'T mean hitting them. Over the last 10 - 15 years it has become more difficult to act as a parent without someone else stepping in. I think it is possible to love your children and bring them up to know right from wrong and to respect ppl and things.
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@grump0ne (981)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I agree. I also believe the children use this to their advantage. thanks for your response
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@lizabeth (666)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I agree. Some parents don't realize that trying to be a friend hurts them in the long run. Children need guidance.
@grump0ne (981)
• United States
27 Oct 06
true you need to be a parent first a friend second.
@achilles7 (1277)
• India
27 Oct 06
the prime duty of the parent is to correct their kids when they are wrong and appreciate when they are doing what they ought to do.Encouragement is also essential like punishments or scolding. Be dare to scold and give plenty of appraisal.
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@grump0ne (981)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Praise is necessary, without praise gives children less self confidence and no incentive to do good. thanks for your response
• United States
16 Nov 06
PAPs - awww yess..open up..let me take all your dignity you own!!!
I think it depends on everyones version of Laid Back...Some people might think there laid back and they are hard a$$es,.,lol..sooo But in my opinion..its a 50/50..I know alot of people say that parents that wont spank..are too laid back..where me persoanlly..I dont have to spank my child much at all really. i think I have 3 times in the 4 yrs so far..I also think there is a way to be your childs friend and parent..you justhave to know the boundries,because I want to be his friend..but if he does somthing worng yo bet your a$$ I will be theer waiting to ruin his life yet once again!! lol lo llollol...But I want him to feel he can tell me anything and I wont judge him..like my parents were with me..my mom and I have never ever been close..nor will we..she never wanted to be my friend,,listen to me..or be there for a shoulder to cry on..she was soo strict that when i became a teen a rebelled so much..because she never let me find myself..she wanted me to be her,,and that was it..welll nooo!! I dont want to be a miserable..mean mom..that never trusts her chilkd..when her child did nothing to didtrust her..soo..yeaa VENTING DONE!! LOL so yes there is a happy medium and I have found it..and I will let my son make mistakes and learn from them even though i know the outcome...but i will alsp be the parent that is there when he has dont soemthing bad and make sure he learns the hard way..,threw my disapline..
• United States
16 Nov 06
i dont know what happened this PIC OF PAPS was to another topic..and it got pasted here lol..sorry bout that!!
• United States
16 Nov 06
I depends on the parents. We do not allow our children to eat or drink anywhere except at the kitchen table. We do not let our children watch mainstream tv. They watch the noggin channel, disney channel, pbs kids, and the like. They are 6 and 4. They do not use the words stupid, idiot, shut up, etc. They have never heard the word crap, until we mistakenly let them watch Jurassic Park recently.
• United States
16 Nov 06
ps...they also do not drink soda. They drink water and milk. The younger one likes juice, but we limit her intake to one serving a week. The older one does not like juice. They eat several fruits and veggies everyday.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I think that there is a full spectrum of parenting out there. I think that there is probably more parental neglect these days than in the past - it can be so easy to sit a child in front of the television and go about your own business. I think there are also people who are going to the extreme of being a control freak about their kids to try to produce a super progeny. Then there are a lot of folks in between who are trying their best and doing better some days than others. I think regardless of our ages, we are all still kids inside, and some days are easier than others to make the pieces fit. I count myself in there. Some days it is really a struggle.
@grump0ne (981)
• United States
16 Nov 06
very well said..thanks for reply.
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
27 Oct 06
I believe many parents are lost when it comes to disciplining their kids. If they spank them, it's abuse. If they yell at them, it's abuse. If they lock them in their room, it's neglect. And, unfortunately, the only methods left don't work.
@grump0ne (981)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I agree with that. and as I said before children use this knowledge to their advantage. thanks for reply
@uzaircs (2320)
• Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
27 Oct 06
i belirve it
@grump0ne (981)
• United States
27 Oct 06
thank you for response.
@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
27 Oct 06
No i think there are still alot of parents out there that are still strict with there kids
@grump0ne (981)
• United States
27 Oct 06
thank your for your response
• United States
16 Nov 06
Yes, I think that parents are too laid back now a days.
• United States
16 Nov 06
I would probably be seen by many people to be "too laid back" with my kids. I believe in letting them have the freedom to make their own decisons and to learn from those decisons. I give them advice and guidance but do not control every aspect of their lives.
@manzician (4734)
• India
16 Nov 06
Hmmm... Actually it depends from person to person.. Some are and some are not...Aneewayz... THanks for your question.... Its really nice to be here at mylot... are you guys here for money or just for fun....