I don’t Re-Blog other people’s posts very often. This one really struck a chord with me. If you are a parent (or grand parent, or someday parent, or aunt, or anyone else who influences children for that matter), you should give this a read.
One of the main themes of my life is personal accountability- for myself and also teaching it to the next generation.
“Sweetheart, what would you like for breakfast?”
“Class, what is your opinion about this?”
“Baby, what do you want to do today?”
The opinion revolution. Society teaches parents to let kids think for themselves. “Raise a thinker.” No. “Raise a spoiled brat that can not think.”
Ask my seven year old daughter every single morning what she wants for breakfast and, if it were an option, she would pick donuts.
What is the classes opinion about why the sun waxes and wanes? Quite frankly, It doesn’t really matter.
What does a child want to do today? It almost never includes doing homework or making their bed.
Let’s talk Science. A brain is not fully developed until around the age of 19. A child IS NOT CAPABLE OF THINKING WISELY! A child can only learn to imitate. “Mom serves me eggs and fruit for breakfast, I learn to make healthy choices.”
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