…eadfastedly taught him while juggling a full-time job, his younger sister, and running a household… his education in how to be human began with me, and I take full responsibility for the outcome. That being said, he has introduced me to NONE of his girlfriends (he’s now 19 and a sophomore in un…
I love this line Sis and I couldn’t agree more. It began with me, and it ends with me. Most parents take this parenting thing far too lightly, until their kid grows up and becomes an unhappy person with a flurry of fake friends, failed relationships, depressed, and lonely. By this time their little person has formed into a big adult who can’t easily change the terrible ways they’ve been trained in.
We create the world’s monsters. We parents allow (and sometimes groom) our children to become the young men and women nobody desires. We all want and need love, but it’s up to us parents to create children who can transition into adults that become vessels with the capacity to hold all the love and kindness shared with us.
We also are responsible for creating vessels that have capacity give love respectfully and responsibly. Do no harm I like to say to my boys. Leave people better off than we find them. I also teach them to expect the same.
You sound like a wonderful parent. Keep up the hard work! It never ends, it just evolves into different types parenting. It quickly leaps at this phase from teaching into beautiful conversations about real life, a culmination of all our brilliant teachings.
And that’s when we mamas find out just how smart WE really were (because sometimes they think we’re crazy lol). Thanks for reading.