posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 02:41 PM
Well I have 4 kids, and let me tell you something, relying on anybody else to raise or look after your kids, your not being a good parent.
It's your responsibility, not society's to raise your children, however you see fit of course.
My children were given tight leeches as children, till about 13 and then we eased up on them, allowed them to make their own mistakes and learn things
The "Bubble" child generation of the 2000's is really going to hurt ius in 30 years. All these kids who grow up without knowing failure or hard
My oldest is now turning 20, and being a girl we were especially strict with her, although when we thought she was sleeping she was sneaking out to go
to parties and we were none the wiser.
So once she got caught, instead of punishing her we just set ground rules, very basic ones that allowed her those freedoms while keeping our piece of
mind in regards to her safety.
Parenting in today's world is difficult, and my suggestion is that if you aren't a strong willed person who is capable of dealing with some level of
fear and uncertainty, then don't have kids.
The stress will kill you.
The hardest thing is letting go, however it's also the most rewarding aspect of parenting.
Just like the first time you take those training wheels off and they start peddling on their own, it's a beautiful thing.
You have to let them learn.