Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Children learn what they live
I must admit that I am not the best mother in the world. To some I am a saint, to some I am not. Every parent has their own way of parenting; whether you may think what I do is wrong with how I raise my kids is vaguely an opinion. This stirred up something within me when I saw Super nanny on TV. I was watching it just because my daughter was watching it because this isn't my typical type of show. Well I was looking at all these bad children running around and screaming and it just unnerved me. My daughter asked if she and her brother ever did that and I told her no because I whipped that tail. Now some of you parents may not have or may never will whip your children. That's your style. I have. The Bible speaks of sparing the rod and spoiling the child. I did not spare the rod when my children were smaller; but I didn't abuse them either.
I have spanked and punished them because children will only go as far as you let them go. So while my daughter and I were watching this insane show, we talked during commercials about things I did not put up with. She is laughing. When my children were little, I didn't let them say any ole thing. Some parents think it's cute. I didn't. I nipped that right in the bud. Children will pick up stuff from TV, school, or even family. One little boy on Super nanny, age 3, told his parents that he was done pooping in his pants. They laughed at it but in my own personal opinion, if you can say it, then you can do it on the potty. End of discussion.
It is our responsibility as parents to teach our children, according to Bible, how they SHOULD go. That doesn't mean that is the way they will go. But at least we will have done our part. I remember when I was a teenager, my parents took us to church day and night. For a minute I thought I should set up residence at the church. If we, as parents, train our children to sit still, and be quiet sometimes, they will. I would let them cry for a while before I ran into their rooms so they could see that I wasn't gonna jump at their every beck and call. Train up your children, stop putting them off on everybody else and the world to train them, cause if they come to my house, I'm bound to whup (not whip) somebody. Until next time.