Sunday, May 6, 2007
Defending my position as a parent
I love my family. I love them all greatly, and I love my inlaws, too. However, there are times when I want to just leave and never have my children see people again. I hate it when people disrespect my parenting style (and tell me all about it), and I especially hate it when someone says I'm a bad parent right in front of my children. Sometimes I feel like I'm a bad mom, but I don't need my family members telling me that. I really try to be a good mom, and I really love my children. I have decided to tell my kids that choices have consequences. I will pick them up and take them home if they aren't behaving somewhere. Is that abuse? I don't think so. I don't think that it's abusive to tell a child that it will be awhile before they come back if they can't behave somewhere. Why does that make me an abusive mom? GRRRRR!