September 29, 2012

Parental Hierarchy

Your children are not supposed to be your friends. Keep boundaries between parents and children. All children are meant to be on the same level. Don't share adult information with them and overload them with your adult problems. It is not your children's job to meet your needs. It is your job to meet theirs. ~Karyl McBride


  1. If there was ONE piece of information that I would make MANDATORY to anyone having a baby, whether a single woman or a married couple it is that quote you selected. All parents should tack it on their bedroom wall as an everyday reminder. And, as a corollary, parents should not complain about their spouse or the child's biological parent to the child. Period. It causes so much harm, yet more people do it than not. Tsk. R

  2. I am 100% in agreement with you R. It's never okay to do that to a child, ever. This goes for Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins too. I used to think this type of behavior was a cultural problem. Today I am realizing that it's not. It's not okay. It's abusive on so many levels.


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