- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2004
My Future Brother-In-Law is like this. Im sorry Im sure Ill be able to get my kids to drink milk even tho yours are loosing there teeth before the age of 6.
@MrsFuzzyFace: You might as well cut your losses now if nothing you do matters. I personally think that is BS. Part of being a parent to teach your children how to make the right decisions for themselves, that teaching never stops. There will be times when they make a decision you don’t agree with or in some kids they decide to take their own path, that doesn’t mean you stop trying or parenting them.
They may be coming from a good place. Some parents try to raise their kids with so many activities, so they dont’ have a spare second, for fear that free time will turn them to bad choices. They may just be trying to gently remind you that no matter how perfect you try to parent them, they will still make choices in life that you wouldn’t have wanted them to
@MrsFuzzyFace: I swear people say this for thier own benefit moreso then as advice to others. I have found that parents who preach this are trying to make themselves feel better about not being able to “control” their children. I think that it is true that even the best of parents can have a child that disobeys at some point- but to make blanket statments like this is rediculous.
To me, people do this is ALL aspects of life- “just wait until your kids are old”, “just wait until you’re married”, “just wait until you own your own home”, “just wait until you’re working”….
YES!!! My BIL loves to tell us this.
Whenever he tells us about something bad his girls did he always says “just you wait it’ll be your turn soon hahaha”.
Um. First of all your kids smear food all over the walls because you did not punished them when they did it the first time. You let them play with their food. So that is why they have done it 2 and more times.
They write all over the walls because they got away with it the first time. And the second time….
Yeah. If our kid does that it’s not going to be because we don’t reprimand them for those obscene actions.
My nieces and nephews have NEVER done any of the things my husband’s nieces have. So not all kids act out like that. It starts with the parents!!!
Totally agree. When my BIL talks like that we just smile and nod. Time will tell!
I am HATING the “just wait…” moments. Whenever a friend’s kid is misbehaving, the mom or dad looks over at me and says “Just wait… your kid will throw tantrums like this too.” or “Just wait… your kid will be out of control too.”
REALLY? Just because YOU can’t handle your kid doesn’t mean that I won’t be able to! And stop chatting it up with me about the future and go HANDLE your kid!!!!!!! I definitely understand that some kids are more difficult than others, but hearing those things when your kid is clearly acting the way he does because of lack of parenting is very frustrating!!!
I am just so over all of the negativity that people have over their kids. I understand that kids are exhausting. I understand that parenting is tiring. But I don’t understand why parents feel the need to talk to a pregnant woman like that– it is so negative and demoralizing. It’s almost as if “Just wait, you’ll be as miserable as me someday.”
OMG SO ANNOYING!!!
I always had aunt & uncles that would tell my mom this about us….and we NEVER did what my cousins did. My parents spent a TON of time raising us and punishing us too….some people don’t. You get what you put in! I am 23 years old,pregnant and married and my parents STILL tell me when to mind my manners. They are my parents and they invest lots of time and love into us kids!
It’s always the people with the bad kids who’ll say it too….no one ever says “your child will have straight As too, just wait”
@MrsSl82be: i agree….even if you do things perfectly….kids will be kids. But at the same time….kid are kids-we are adults. They need adults to RAISE them correctly….So sometimes with a sister or a mom I can see it(because usually they mean well)….but mostly, no I think it’s annoying.
Umm, all kids do throw tantrums, its actually a very normal part of child development. How the parent handles the situation is in the parents control, but when the child will throw one, sometimes is completely out of their hands.
As for the OP, I find many people say things like this about different things. I think it has some truth in it, but isn’t a defining statement for all teenagers. Of course teenagers are difficult at times, but it doesn’t mean they all end up being disrespectful, pot smoking, party going rebels, either.
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