Supernanny. I feel it is simply ridiculous that we are now to the state that we, as a society, have to have a supernanny come into our homes to correct the problems between parent and child. And the fact that so many have this problem that a tv show has been made is astonishing to me. What has this world come to?
First of all I feel that we have left God out of our homes and life too many times. He is no longer allowed to visit our schools and now our homes. Soon church will just be a social club.
Secondly, too many people try to give their children too many tangible things rather than their time. In the society we live in now, everyone wants what others have.(Envy/Covetting; another thing that could be avoided if God was allowed in.) I am so very grateful to my family. They afford me the opportunity to stay home with my daughters. This gives my girls security in knowing that someone is always there for them.
Children need/want discipline. It sets the basis of future lifestyles. I don't agree with Dr. Spock for every child. Every child is different and has to be treated as such. What works for one won't for another. My pastor, Bro. George, once did a sermon about disciplining children. Either they can be your friend while they are young, and then disrespect you later. Or you can be their parent now and friend later. I tell my girls all the time, after they get mad at me, "I am your mother, not your friend. When you are grown and have children of your own, then I will be your mother and friend ." I also tell them I love them even though I am not happy when I have to scold them.
One friend said on the Scrap Etc. MB, " What's wrong with those parents??? Don't they know that they make the rules, not the kids???" I couldn't agree more. Love your kids and teach them respect others and you will receive respect in return.
So what's your thoughts on the matter?