Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Day 66 of 365 Days of Sharing ... Parenting

Over the next few days and whenever else I think of it, I'd like to share some ideas on the following topic ...

If I were raising children all over again, what would I do?

I would teach them that they can't and should not expect to always have what they want when they want it and I would do my best to instill the following truths in them ....

that as a child they are subject to their parents and anyone their parents leave them with, so they don't get to do what they want when they want ...

that when they start school they are subject to the rules and regulations of their teacher and school, so they don't get to do what they want when they want ...

that when they are old enough to hold down a job that they are subject to their employer, so they don't get to do what they want when they want ...

that when they marry they have to work with their spouse in a give and take relationship, so they don't get to do what they want when they want ...

that as an adult they are subject to the laws of the land, so they don't get to do what they want when they want ...

Never in a person's life should they think that just because they want something or want to do something, they should have it or be able to do it regardless.

I would take great care to instill these truths in them because once they understand that while they are an important part of the world, the world does not revolve around their wants and wishes, then and only then have you laid a solid foundation that all other truths can be built upon.

patsy
She Hath Done What She Could




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