Don’t blame me, I’m calling it like I see it! I don’t place all the blame on you either, it’s the socialization in the new politically correct society in which we live.
Kid’s now play ball where they no longer keep score so everybody is a winner, parent’s pamper their children so much that most kids think their parents are their friends and the first sign of a bully requires contact with the family attorney.
Of course we have to continue telling our children how wonderful they are to the extent that when they are met with adversity, we haul them off to a psychologist to get medication to ease the pain.
You know it’s true, we’re raising a society of wimps!
Sure I’ll be written off as someone that is too hard on my own children, but reality is that life will be full of adversity and I want them ready to face it.
I’m not saying that violence is always the right answer, but I gained more confidence from standing up to a bully then I have anything else.
Growing up in Southwest Florida with the last name Barefoot and being smaller than most kids was bad enough, but having Coke bottle glasses didn’t help either! I wasn’t just little, I was a target!
I now contribute the will to succeed when faced with great adversity to all those ball games that we lost (I hate to lose), all those bullies who never let up on me (But I stood up to) and parents that were willing to tell me when I was being dumb (They even called me dumb).
I know you love your babies, I love mine. However, I love them enough to train them to understand that life will get tough one day. They will either stand up and succeed or wait for dad to come and fight their battles.
Unfortunately dad will not always be here. If we continue going in the direction we are headed, we’ll arrive at a highly sensitive generation that requires a daily dose of meds.