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How many of us while we were growing up, got discplined for something we did not feel was right? Maybe another time we did something we should have been discplinned for and weren't. Did this happen to you?
It did to me...my mother did the punishing in our family....she tended to lose her temper and get mad and punish us....other times, we could get away with about anything and there was no punishment.
I used to think that when I had kids, I was going to do things a lot diferent. I was going to encourage my kids to talk openly, not discourage them. Punishment would fit the crime, not be based on my temper or mood at the moment.
I never had kids, but I helped install those feelings in my nephews...I alwys encouraged them to talk openly with me, I was always truthful with them. I encouraged them to questioned their parents on things they felt were done wrong.
How about you? Were things different for you?

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My nephews grew up with healthy minds, they talk to their parents about anything, and to me. When they had a problem they came and talked to me.....if they just had a question about something, they came to me. At times, I told them I would answer this question or that, but it was my opinion and they should also ask their parents the same question.

This may sound a little odd to some, but the few that know me will understand. I felt like I was growing up inside something, waiting my turn to come out and see the world. I was protected somewhat while growing up, tho I experienced a lot of things. As an adult, it was my turn, really my turn to be someone. I've tried to be the best I can be, and I've had my ups and downs. I'm basically a happy person.

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