August 14, 2013

Three Huge Mistakes Parents Make

My sister posted this article on her facebook page. After reading the whole article I thought to myself, "Right On!"

The article is in four parts: 1) We Risk Too Little 2) We Rescue Too Quickly 3) We Rave Too Easily 4) Eight Steps Toward Healthy Leadership

This article is SPOT ON. I read it—ALL of IT. I could not agree more!

I would like to take it one step further and say we have a bunch of narcissists raising the next generation, too. Everyone is too damn controlling.

I see parents teaching their kids how to disengage the world.

My biggest pet peeve is parents who refuse to work with educators and community volunteers. They think life is this pretty shiny perfect box with a bow on top.

They see their children as extensions of themselves instead of as individuals.

The other thing that was mentioned in this article was drawing the line on drug abuse, etc. I was glad to see that because when it comes to THAT I am a freaking 747!

If you decide to read this article I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. What's your initial reaction? Did it stop and make you think about a few things? Does it remind you of anyone you know? Has it changed your mind about your own parenting style? Feel free to chime in! 

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