How will the son or daughter you are raising turn out?

Looking for some feedback on how and what truly determines how our children will turn out as they come into adulthood. I have watched the absentee parent complain about their child and the behaviors, while they themselves were modeling the same wrong behavior. The “Do as I say, not as I do” thing is about 97% failure rate, and that is being generous.

So how do we juggle parenting with all the crazy acting out people are doing? How do you know that a child you are raising will not walk in one day and announce they are going to change sex, and that they want to be a wondering earth child? What would you say or do?

Today it is very popular for people to excuse wrong behavior by making it legal, or calling it genetic, or some other excuse. This is a dead end road folks! Soon you will hear bank robbers saying it is in their blood, so excuse the robbing. Where is the limit? How immoral will this world allow this thing to get? Are their ANY limits? If you had a son that said he was in love with a German Shepard, would you just “not judge and be supportive” ?

Boundaries. They must be set young and they must be enforced or this world will act as a powerful force against everything that we all believe is right and ethical. Kids today are adopting any sort of culture, or dress code, or click, or behavior simply to have some sort of identity. This is where us parents come in. This should have been instilled in them so they have a fair shot at making it in the world. Now it seems to be “Oh well” when we see crazy behavior from our own kids.


Author: (Don't Label My Kid! Coaching & Counseling Team)

Social Worker- Mental Health, Addictions, and Behavioral health- Leadership Educator-, Juvenile Justice. A variety of coaching. I have a great desire to help others make it through times that I myself have had to navigate. I understand the process, the pain,and the support needed. I, and the rest of my team all have both the formal education to coach others but more importantly we also have the life experience which allows us to relate to all the phases and hurdles that come with recovering from issues like depression, addiction, domestic violence, spiritual confusion, and much more. I feel that the combination of formal training and life experience allows us to meet those we help every point of need- in a real way.

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