This is a discussion on Try this Trick on the wrong guys and get a NASTY Treat! within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by OldVet If you teach your kids right from wrong, the rest is easy. So the reason the world is so screwed up ...
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No but if you get the basis premise of right from wrong, then the rest tends to be easier. I have been married before so I have a hers, his and ours family which includes 11 kids from 5 to 30. We have been through individual issues with individual kids but as I stated once you get the basis premise of right and wrong and there are consequences for your actions the rest is a matter of showing them the right direction.So the reason the world is so screwed up is because parents refused to do what's easy? Wow, I wish.
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The consequences are very key here. Kids can't be "bailed out, physically, emotionally, or spiritually" and learn the needed message. If they end up in jail, make them figure out how to get out. They fail a test, let them pay the price. Don't make excuses for them, don't accept excuses. Consequences are part of learning, consequences are part of maturing, consequences help create sympathy, empathy and understanding.right and wrong and there are consequences for your actions
My kids can still recite what I told them: "If you get thrown in jail, call me so I know where you are spending the night and won't worry"..........
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Well, I'm a father of four (and grandpaw of two so far) so I can say that at 13 yo, I knew where and with who my young'uns were with ..... and I talked with at least one parent.
I agree, there's only so much a parent can do, but doing just so much might be just enough to make the diffrence.
Regardless, you hold up adults escorting thier kids trick-or-treating with a gun, you'd be lucky to just be arrested. Myself, and several parents I know, will give 'em more than those 'kids' want or expect. A kid with a gun is a deadly threat, stopping the threat is what needs to happen.
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Discipline and good parenting go a long ways towards raising good kids. There is a difference between making mistakes and getting into a little trouble vs. harming others. Some kids natures are flawed, it happens. But most kids it is how their parents set expectations for behavior and what parents allow. Spare the rod, spoil the child.