Did you listen to your parent's
January 25, 2017 11:14am CST
Good afternoon.A late start here. Just thinking how many here listen to their parent's growing up as a teen agers. I did not have this problem growing up.For most of the time I was on my own. The generation after me.Did you listen. I do not envy the parents's in this generation. I can see that it must be very hard to keep them in line.
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Hard to keep our kids in line? Not really... granted, my oldest is only six right now, but a lot of it really just boils down to having a good respectful relationship with the kids right from the beginning and recognizing that the relationship we have with our kids has to evolve as they get older. The relationship I have with my 6-year-old is a lot different than the relationship I have with her little sister who just turned 3. Looking at the way I interact with both of them has given me a lot of insight into why my relationship with my own mother and her husband was so bad. The goal of a successful parent is to raise children who are self-sufficient independent adults; my mother and her husband couldn't accept that. They needed to be in complete control. It didn't matter if I was seven or seventeen, and in fact they tried their hardest to maintain that control even after I was a legal adult. Seems like a lot of people are prone to forgetting that their kids are completely separate people with free will of their own...