posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 09:28 PM
When I was a kid and did something bad my Mom punished me by scolding me, spanking me, sending me to my room and grounding me from going outside to
play with friends for a day or a week.
I did do some bad things like vandalism and drugs when I was a teenager but I would NEVER think of causing harm to another human being or animal. I
raised my daughter on my own and raised her like my Mom raised me and she turned out to be a decent person too.
One of the most important things a parent can teach their kid(s) is PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
I'm tired of people pointing the blame for their actions on government, TV, video games, drugs, etc. when by the age of 12 they know damn well
"right from wrong." I grew up watching Tom & Jerry shoot each other, cut off body parts and devise plans to carry out pain upon each other...I grew
up loving horror movies, I grew up playing violent video games, and in my reckless teen years tried every drug except heroin and meth.
I have NEVER been accussed of or arrested for breaking a law. I have 3 speeding tickets in my lifetime, my last one was over 15yrs. ago.
I know right from wrong. I think for myself. I know the consequences for my actions. I choose to be a good and honest man over an evil man.
I'm sure many people are raised in different environments and aren't taught personal responsibility, empathy, and individuality and are doomed to a
dark life from the moment their born. Someone stated in an earlier post that it's about "Nature and Nurture" aspect and I agree completely.
Pay attention to your children. Listen to them. Teach them right from wrong. Raise them to be heroes!
If you do THAT then no outside influences will sway them to the dark side.