Its My House!
Back to my friends, problem with her daughter; right before Christmas she asked her mother could she spend Christmas day with her boyfriend. Take in mind her daughter is only 17 and still a minor. Before I finish with this story ask yourself this question ,would you allow your teenage daughter or son in these time spend the whole day or night unsupervised? Anyway, she allowed her daughter to spend the day with her boyfriend and she didn't come home until 1:00 am in the morning. When she came in my friends explains, I asked her why she came in so late. My daughter she explained looked at me then said, I am 17 mom almost grown and I shouldn't have a curfew. Then she said Chuck, I was to out done! I told her to go to her room and I will deal with her latter. Then I looked at my friend then said, Who is the mother and who is the daughter? My friend gave me a very sarcastic look and said I am the mother. Then I said you should act like it! I went on to say, I wouldn't dare allow any of my children to roam around unsupervised, especially with the opposite sex.
The problem I have found with most parents is that they allow their children to much freedom, then instead of being their parents they instead, become their friends. When they get out of control then they wonder what went wrong or why they don't respect them. Its been my belief that each child should have a set of rules or boundaries and every child show be taught how to respect those in authority or their parents. As my mother would put it, If you don't respect me at home or while you are away, how can I expect you to respect others when you get older ? Until you become grown or responsible enough to take care of yourself, then you have to follow my rules. Its my way or the highway, after all Its My House. Write in, then express your thoughts or views on the subject.