5 Terrible Things You Can't Stop Your Children From Doing

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5 Terrible Things You Can't Stop Your Children From Doing

Jul!a Jul!a
"Almost nobody has a plan for how they're going to raise their kids. What they have, instead, is a series of promises about how they won't raise them. We see shrieking kids running around a restaurant or throwing shit-covered cats off of the neighbor's roof while Mom talks on her cell phone, and we promise ourselves we won't be that parent.

But when you actually become a parent, you realize that you were imagining a theoretical perfect child that you can grow like a plant -- just dump the right amount of water and shit on it and he'll be fine. In reality, kids have a way of making you look like an asshole. And all of those bold declarations will turn into a series of complicated compromises. Like ..."

I don't know a single person with kids, or even a lot of my friends without kids, who has never said "I'm never going to let my child do that." Oh hell, I've said it at least a hundred times. I haven't said it in a while though, and after reading this article, I've got a bit of a new perspective. How about you parents? Have you ever said "I'm never going to let my child do that" and stuck with it? Have you changed your mind as time went on? Anybody without (or even with) kids rethinking their stance on the phrase?
12/08/2011
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Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
"Almost nobody has a plan for how they're going to raise their kids. What they have, instead, is a series of promises about how they won't raise them. We see shrieking kids running around a restaurant or throwing shit-covered cats off of ...
OMG Arch STILL says it and Monkey is 'that child' you know the one with the angelic smile who just set your house on fire? We all say it during that long nine months we are growing the little off shoot and then the child just seems to rewrite what we see as acceptible. It's crazy...
12/08/2011
swaggsohott12 swaggsohott12
great discussion topic
12/08/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
I say it all the time. My kids are 10 and 13, the 13yo loves to make me feel like an idiot on a daily basis. Between the kids and their father I turn into a raging loon in public trying to corral them and they tell me I was the one making the scene. This happens every couple trips at least, the 3 of them don't seem to understand that the way I act is a direct correlation to how they are acting, so yes I am that parent that you fear turning into.
The 13yo can say I hate you in one breath and I love you in the next. All with a smirk on her face.
12/08/2011
Peggi Peggi
My parents tried pretty darn hard to keep me going down the right path, but I know that they never made false promises to themselves about how I would grow up, despite pushing me to do or not to do certain things.

For example trying to make me wear clothes I couldn't stand led me to learn the technique of changing clothes in the bathroom at school. Eventually, I think they just gave up on trying to model me into them in younger form.

That said, I turned out pretty damn good all things considered, and I've learned a lot from the way they raised me, like NOT to expect anything from your kids as far as what they will or will not do. Guide them, yes. Think that you can make their decisions for them, no.
12/08/2011
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