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Thanksgiving Thinking

11/19/2008   Comment on This

With Thanksgiving approaching and many college students returning home to enjoy the holiday, I started to think back about the parents and kids I have met through the years. I always loved the kids, but the parents (in many cases) and their views on life (at least in my neck of the woods) seemed to get on my nerves.

Today's mommies and daddies are all about making the kids feel good. "Oh my gosh--the teacher yelled at my child!" or "The coach benched my son or daughter who, by the way, will be going pro some day."

Yeah right--your kid and every other kid. What the hell is wrong with some life lessons for the youngsters today? Do you think parents today are doing the kids a favor by them always having to feel good?

I get sick and tired of this crap. Be honest with them. Crap happens, and will, to all of us from time to time. Lets face it: life is hard, period. We have to work at happiness and not let the everyday stuff get us down. That's right: work. It's not a dirty word. Entitlement is. Look around you. Kids today feel like they are entitled more than ever. Who raised them this way?

Another pet peeve is the parents that come from the school of "not my child": "He would never do drugs, have sex, drink, whatever."

Wake up!!! The school you should come from is "so far, so good". For example, both of my kids have caused my wife and myself little or no grief. One is 21 and one is 18, and both are in college. When someone asks me how the kids are, I say "So far so good, they are great." Thanks for asking. I don't go around like Mr. Parent saying "My kid would never do this or that" or "My kid is the best".

You never know. Things can change in a blink of an eye...Keep this in mind Mom or Dad when you have the holier than thou attitude. You think it's the light at the end of the tunnel? Incorrect--it's the train coming down the track. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Feel free to contact me to let me know what you think.

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