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Control Vs. Protection

 

This is an interesting conversation. It brings up the question of control versus protection. Are using parental controls really being controlling or is it merely protecting your child from content that you don’t want them to have free reign over?

Control: dictation, “my way or the highway”, Making up rules and regulations out of thin air with no explanation or reasoning.

Protection: having rules and guidelines and explaining why they are in place. Keeping your children out of poor situations so they aren’t tempted.

There will come a time in their life when they will have to deal with temptation. But, if we do our jobs as parents, they will have been trained in the way they should go and they’ll stick to it (that’s biblical people).

“Because I said so”… not a valid response, unless of coarse you would like your children to rebel.

 

Whatcha Think?

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

 

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Whatcha Think? Wednesday

Last night my Mr and I watched the movie Bridesmaids. Funny!

In the film there is one bridesmaid who is complaining about her children. They disrespect her and swear at her. She then acts surprised by their behavior. As if she has had no control over the shaping of their lives.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I understand that it’s “just a movie” and things in movies are exaggerated for comedic effect.

However this exaggeration is played out all to often in real life. It seems for some parents, once the diapers are off and the kids are in school, parenting stops. But, if the parents aren’t raising their children then who is left to influence them? Movies, Tv, music, other kids? It certainly isn’t the teachers job to raise your kids. Educate them in specific subjects, yes. But teach them respect, and morals? I think not. Teachers should be receiving respect which has been instilled by parents.

It is our responsibility as parents to protect and guide our children.
Teach them honor one another.

So, whatcha think?
How do you guide the kids in your life?
What kind of example do you set?

Until we meet again,
Emily Anna

 

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