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.


About Stephen

I love diversity, and the opportunity to learn from everyone everywhere. My life has been one long adventure, from the jungle of Indonesia to the Amazon, and a few places in between. Multilingual and cultural, I adapt and find comfort in even the roughest spots, meeting challenges with relish.
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4 Responses to Overwhelmed?

  1. Nan Pennelle says:

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  3. Stephen says:

    Thank you Morgan for sharing. It is great to hear you enjoy my blog.

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