I have seen more parents at the World that needed more discipline versus their own kids.
Thank the lord my parents never smokedBack in "the old days" you knew to behave or you'd get a swift backhand or the nearest ashtray upside the head.
Today we're negotiating with kids to think about feelings and how they've misbehaved; laying out a framework to improve the stated issues with a follow-up to see if the goals were met "back at the hotel." Sanctions may be utilized to ensure compliance.
Somewhere in between is the answer.
Yea, but who defines legitimate? Also begs the question what is illegitimate abuse?...is when there is legitimate abuse occurring...
I was taught well by my uncles and grandfather. My direct parents were terrible parents which is why I was raised by my grandparents. But if people want to make blanket statements about millennials, then I have no issues making blanket statements about boomers.So you're talking about most of the posters in this thread's parents - including your own?- being awful people. Awful humans. Okay then.
I think this is important to the conversation. We're all just doing the best we can. Kids are hard. Even good kids are hard. Sweet kids are hard. Empathetic kids are hard. Kids cannot act with the emotional maturity of an adult. It's not in their skill set yet. And that makes them really hard.I just did my best, so I can imagine it's the same with parents.