Parent and Child Relationships In The Millennium

            "Parent & Child Relationships in the Millennium”.

             "Shut-up”, "Get out of my face”, "I'm too busy”. Ask yourself, " Are these words that come from the mouths of children or parents?” In today's world, these are words from both!.

             Parents and children in today's society do not usually have a loving, understanding, close-net relationship that most of us were accustomed to when we were growing up. My reason for this statement is due to the everyday occurrences of going out of my home and into a public place.

             Parents should first of all try to remember each and every day why they decided to have children and how blessed they are to have them. Next, everyday of their child's life, parents should provide a loving, caring and understanding atmosphere for their child to live in. Most importantly, parents, both if possible, should stay actively involved in everything their children are interested in. Everyday talks about how the child's day at school went, or what problems they may be experiencing can go a long way.

             As a parent, you should learn to respect your child the same way that you want to be respected. If a parent disciplines their child by screaming, cursing, hitting or throwing objects, then the only relevant outcome of that will be their child responding to them in the same matter. As a child, you are structured by your parents' actions. Children are not the ones to blame for their bad attitudes or bad habits or bad grades, the parents are.

             I cannot recall a time in my childhood, when either of my parents would scream, curse or throw things to get me to listen or to get my attention. I was told one, possibly two times to do something and if I did not obey, I knew the consequences and I would have to face them.

             What ever happened to consequences? Maybe parents should face the consequences for having undisciplined children! Oh yes, I forgot, they do. It is called, "Public Embarrassment,” one of the harshest possible consequences for an adult.

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