October 5, 2012
Love your kids for who they are
Love your kids for who they are and not for what they do. Embarrassing them on Facebook or in public is not the answer. There is nothing shameful about getting a family counselor or discussing your situation with a “safe” person in private. If you think your parenting is perfection…think again. No parent is perfect…we all make mistakes. Don’t let your kids grow up thinking your love is conditional and based only on how they perform. Also, what your kids do is not a reflection on you. If your kids do good…they made that choice. If your kids do bad…they made that choice. It had nothing to do with you. But, if you shame them publicly you are potentially contributing to their demise. Think about that. Love them for who they are…not what they do.