A Little Tough Parenting Done Right [Opinion]
Raising kids is not easy. In this day and age it seems to be getting only harder. Technology that some would say make our jobs as parents more easy has only put our children more at risk.
What bothers me is when I see a parent give in because they don't want to deal with the confrontation.
You've probably seen it. Recently, I was at Walmart in the Heights. As we were getting ready to check out, there was a mom with a little boy ahead of us. He wanted a piece of candy and she said no. The kid started screaming at the top of his lungs and throwing a fit. The mom, rather than hold her ground, became embarrassed and gave him the candy. Disappointing.
What happens when the parents fight back? In this case, they go to court.
I recently saw where a father who was accused of theft after he confiscated his 12-year-old daughter's cellphone over an inappropriate text has been acquitted of the misdemeanor charge.
Police arrested him a few hours after he commandeered his daughter's cellphone and refused to return it. The girl's mother says she owns the cellphone and reported the confiscation as theft.
Obviously they aren't married and the mother is looking for any excuse to get at the father. The daughter is a playing card. Sad.
I say good on him for trying to be a good parent. The mother is pathetic.
What is the oddest punishment you've had to give to a kid in trouble?