Never underestimate the power of parental guidance.
I don’t have any kids, so why would I know anything about parenting, right? I know a lot, actually. I know the difference between right and wrong. Very simple, yet people seem to struggle differentiating the two nowadays. I’m smart enough not to bring a child under unstable circumstances. I know that, to really be an exemplary mother, I’d have to pretty much devote my whole life to my children and I’m not ready for that. Young mothers today don’t think about the consequences. (The same goes for young men, too!) They’re selfish.
See, people are wrong to assume that because a woman hasn’t given birth, she then should know nothing about how to raise a child. But the truth is sometimes the women who choose not to, are way more prepared and qualified than the women who have been raising an entire herd. That’s the irony of life; those who should have children, don’t want any; and those who shouldn’t, want to have a dozen. And they do! Oh, do they…
The problem with this is, a lot of kids end up malnourished, uneducated, and a lot of them become troublemakers later in life due to the lack of adult intervention growing up. Imagine what would happen if all children in this country were left to raise themselves (which is kinda already happening). Kids aren’t mature enough to face the situations life throws at us. Women just keep getting pregnant with no preparation whatsoever. They ignore what it is, or should be like, taking care of another life. These are the women who can barely take care of themselves! It makes me so sad because the child always pays the consequences. It’s like the cycle that never ends.
Our over-populated world has gone mad, and part of the problem is parents who can’t even teach a child how to be respectful. A numerous amount of issues spring from misbehaviors and they ignore it. I’m so tired of it! It is time for all parents to take charge of their children’s lives. Whatever happened to manners and morals! Teach your children! They may act like they don’t care and they may tire you to death with their lack of interest in becoming a decent, civilized human being, but they’re listening.
So many just give up. A young mother I know allows her very young daughter to pretty much just do whatever she wants. This mother doesn’t believe in discipline, obviously, and has little or no involvement in her very young daughter’s life. Her daughter surfs the Web like an adult. She sleeps over her (bad influence) friend’s house all the time, often staying up until 4:00AM. She sets the rules; she tells the mom what to do, instead of being the other way around. She disrespects her teacher and might even be failing in school. There seems to be no boundaries. I’m sorry, but are you f**king kidding me? What does she really think is going to happen now? Or later? Who raises a middle-schooler that way? Oh, right; lots of you do. Guide that child in the right direction now before it’s too late, mom!
It’s not a lost cause when they reach “certain” age. Talk to your children. Devote some time to them. Your time and effort more than never pays off. I hated my mother’s sermons and her army-like ways of disciplining my siblings and I. But now I see the difference between her children (us) and other mothers’ — who were too lenient– and I finally get it. She gave everything for us and I’m very grateful for her.
I try to go about my business, ignoring the disturbing thought of lawless little girls and boys just running wild causing trouble. But ignoring that fact never works because I deeply care. I care more about the children because they’re the ones who suffer and it’s unnecessary suffering. We’ve seen enough already. Carelessness is making a mess of this world. Not generalizing, just restating what we see and read day by day on the news.
Parental control works. We the people need you to be their parents, not just their friends.