posted on May, 8 2013 @ 05:44 AM
Originally posted by DarKPenguiN
The difference was in the way we were parented- NOT the things we enjoyed doing/playing.
Great posts in this thread...and the above, for me, seems to sum up the whole phenomenon quite succinctly.
Too many parents treat their children as accessories for their life, they both work full-time, farming out the care to paid professionals and
subsequently do not know their children and what kind of person they are. Increasingly, I see parents, rather than addressing bad behaviour and
character flaws, making excuses for those behaviours, or buying promises of good behaviour with 'things'. Most of the labels being applied by
health care providers seem to reinforce this habit, 'it's not their fault, it is the such and such' 'they can't help it' etc. Problems or not,
children need to accept responsibility for their own actions, and it is the role of the parents to set the example for that and not to expect others
to fill that role for them. Children can become master manipulators if such behaviour is not nipped in the bud.