Parents are often overwhelmed by their children. But it is not the children’s fault.
It is really about parents who are out of control. As parents, are we willing to accept responsibility for our family?
Parents often blame their children for disorder and unruliness. Excuses for the kids’ bad behavior are ingrained in our popular culture. References to the ‘terrible twos,’ or ‘terrible teens,’ are common. Many parents resign themselves to playing the victim who must weather the storm.
When a parent is out of control, so is the child. We experience what we are. If parents are under control, the children follow.
Children are exactly as they are taught to be. Parents who face this reality will pay attention to themselves, and discover how they infuse their children with their own character, for better or for worse.