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|User Info||More Dumb: Teen Diabetes; entered at 2012-04-30 12:53:06|
Registered: 2010-12-02 East Texas
Randy amplifies a good point. Taking the indulgent, PC way out of a problem with a kid can be toxic parenting. Children grow their way to adulthood, that includes the emotional/esteem component. One of the esteem issues has to be the freedom from feeling like a fraud. A person's self esteem needs to be rooted in something verifiable. If a child is taunted about his weight by other children and his parents keep feeding him whatever he wants, telling him he is just fine, and allowing him languish in front of an X-Box, how does that really help him? He can easily see what is in the mirror and knows that he can't keep up.|
Parents: Grow up! Do the hard things and become better parents. Show your kids what it takes to behave like responsible, caring, adult parents.