In society today, much can be said about the loss of family values, and of in some respects discipline.
I do not condone abusive punishments, but I do discipline to my daughters when it is necessary. Many times this can be done with a simple look and order to “go to your room,” and at other times it involves taking away a prized possession, or possibly more severe actions such as grounding. Fortunately for both of us, this works well and ensures that our daughter obeys her parents, and is respectful to others both elders and other children.
I believe that being a parent is one of the most important jobs that a person can ever have. The success (or failure) is your life’s work, and quite possibly carries on for generations to come. One can of course change their destiny, and many do. But no one will argue that the foundation of a person’s character begins with their upbringing.
I do not claim to be the best parent out there, but I do try to be aware of the way I act, and what I say. I want to make sure that daughter understands that life is tough, and there will be many bumps in the road ahead of her. My hope is by the time she leaves the nest, maybe when she is 30, she will leave as a honest, respectful, caring and God fearing young lady who is ready to take on the world.
Children will definitely be children, but I wonder if other parents see their children as a reflection of themselves? That is something to ponder.