Just Say No… Some Context. (Part 2)

Spoild BratWhen I first came up with the idea for this blog, I tried to think of a way to present it in a manner that wouldn’t offend those parents who believe that every child has the right to rule the roost. I wanted to reach out in a kind and gentle manner so as not to hurt feelings and scare off anyone who might be able to benefit from my “Just Say No!” philosophy but then I thought “Na” so here it goes.

The “Just Say No!” Philosophy is not about depriving your children of the nicer things in life. “Just Say No!” Is not about being punitive or creating an unpleasant world for your child to grow up in and “Just Say No!”  Is not a way of escaping parental obligation to provide for your children.

“Just Say No!” Is about creating a safe environment for your child to grow and discover the world as it really is.

“Just Say No!” is about showing your children that the real world is a place:

  • Where most things are not negotiated and wrangled over.
  • Where everything is not handed to you on a silver platter.
  • Where a parents wants sometimes come before the child’s.
  • Where others frequently dictate how you will live your life and how you do things.
  • Where parents, peers and others are not obligated to capitulate to your every want & unbridled greed.
  • Where people sometimes just have to suck it up and accept that the world does not revolve around them.
  • Where parents are allowed to make decisions about their child and not have to justify their decision to a little litigator.

Now I may sound like a curmudgeon and perhaps I am but since when do children have the knowledge, experienced and maturity to run our world. Well…  (((THEY DON’T))) and yet for some strange reason in a dozens of little ways far to many people allow their children to do it.

“Just Say No!” It does a child good.

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