children should be taught
plain and simple.. george carlin was a genius.
i have children. and i have very strong opinions on how children should be raised. a person's parenting skills are one thing that i will judge them very harshly on.
children should be taught to question everything except the love that we give them. and not to be afraid to question things.
children should be taught to be compassionate and respectful to the people that deserve it and how to determine which ones do not.
children should be taught to be independent and that they are capable of being so.
children should be taught about the world around them, that they are a significant part of it, and that they can have an effect on it.
children should be taught that they have choices in their lives and that they are responsible for the outcomes of those decisions - good or bad - and how to move forward from them.
it is our job as parents to teach them these things.
it is our job as parents to keep them safe by teaching them how to be - not by sheltering them from everything. teach them about sex. teach them about bullies. teach them about drugs. and do it before it becomes an issue so that they are prepared to deal with those choices.
it is our job as parents to support them in the choices they make and help them cope in whatever ways we can without just fixing everything for them.
we will leave this world in their hands, so it is our job as parents to give them the tools to make it better. and to give their children the tools to make it better.
October, 10 2010 under parenting