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Old 06-17-2018, 07:42 PM   #1
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The biggest problem with today's parenting is....

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^^^ I'm interested to know how you'd complete the sentence. We had a very interesting Sunday School class this morning with lots of lively discussion and this is sort of a spin off of that.

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The problem with today's parenting is that many adults lack a moral compass and it negatively affects their children.
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Re: The biggest problem with today's parenting is....

Today's parents think that the world revolves around their kids, and teach their kids this attitude subconsciously. It is resulting in a strong sense of entitlement, self-assurance, and a lack of respect/admiration/interest in/for others.

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The problem with today's parenting is yesterday's parenting.
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Re: The biggest problem with today's parenting is....

There are so many issues that tie into this, that I don't think you can really pin it down to a single issue. There is definitely an issue with lack of morals, discipline, and commitment. A big part of the problem is the lack of family structure. Too many parents want to be their children's friend. Much of the problem goes back a couple generations. You could argue that the problems started in the Garden of Eden, and to an extent, I would agree.
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Re: The biggest problem with today's parenting is....

.. you can't trust anyone anymore so even though it still probably should "take a village" to raise children we instead have to parent in a silo.
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Re: The biggest problem with today's parenting is....

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The problem with today's parenting is that many adults lack a moral compass and it negatively affects their children.
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The problem with today's parenting is yesterday's parenting.
So what was wrong with last generation's parenting that made that issue?

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Today's parents think that the world revolves around their kids, and teach their kids this attitude subconsciously. It is resulting in a strong sense of entitlement, self-assurance, and a lack of respect/admiration/interest in/for others.

Maybe.
I do think this is a huge issue, at least in our area.



I do recognize that there are many problems and that most of them stem from previous generations. Just curious what the one biggest issue you see is.
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Re: The biggest problem with today's parenting is....

I don't know about the one biggest issue, but one I have thought of since posting earlier is the lack of accepting responsibility.
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I do recognize that there are many problems and that most of them stem from previous generations. Just curious what the one biggest issue you see is.
Of course there are many problems, but there are general "themes" or trends in parenting that go along with the times. Today, these trends are set by babycenter "experts" and possibly other experts such as our pediatricians. Examples: my friend gives her son timeouts of 1 minute per year old that he is, because that's "all he can handle". I can guarantee you my mom would not have made me sit in a chair for 4 minutes after I threw my food on the floor and expected to have accomplished teaching me a lesson. That wasn't the trend in the 80s, but it is the trend now. I also just read an article on babycenter that says my child is too young to sit quietly in a church service. The article suggested that DH and I take turns staying out with him - one if us attends the first half of church and the other attends the second half. Again, not what my parents would have done, and not what DH and I do. DS knows very well how to properly behave in church, and we have incredibly long services.

Every well-child checkup we get a new printout of what your child should be doing at this age and what your child can and can't handle yet. They are complete jokes. If I limited DS to what the doctor says he is able to do and what she says he can handle at this point, I feel like I would have a mess on my hands, and I would be severely limiting him.

So...I do think it's fair to say there are some problems with the current trends in parenting, or in "today's parents". Honestly, I have many friends who basically do whatever babycenter tells them to do with each issue that comes up.
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