Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day will be here before we know it  Everyone is trying to make it a special day, but my question to you is how are parents treated the rest of the time?  Not everyone is a bad parent!

Good! Bad! Indifferent?  With respect or not.  Parents have a job to learn just like the rest of the world and it is not always easy. They are not supposed to be a friend.  Think about it.  Who is there for you when an emergency room visit has to be made?  Who is there for you when the teacher has to share a bad event?  Who sits up or stays awake at night until they know you are safely in the house? Who is out looking for you when there is no answer on your phone?  There are numerous other situations I could list here having been there myself.  It’s called being a parent.  It doesn’t mean they don’t love you, again it called being a parent.

Problem is that many times there are events happening in a family that bring out the worst in family members. Tempers are on short string.  Angry things are said and feelings are hurt.  That means changes have to be made and that is always difficult.  Logically it is like putting together a puzzle once piece at a time and re-adjusting of pieces may have to be done.  There has to be respect. There has to be discipline.

Oh, I know what you are thinking, we have heard all of this before.  Then everyone, adult children living at home, teenagers, middle school children and the young in the family are not pulling together to change.   Does everyone think before they speak?  I say pick your battles carefully.   Stop feeling sorry for yourself!   Remember who the parents are.  Respect everyone, but that respect must be earned and mutual.  That is a full time job in itself.

 

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