Sharing My Thoughts on Dealing with Kids

* Written in response to “Easy? No. Kids today do not have it easy.” in The Matt Walsh Blog.

Hi. Hope you don’t mind me sharing my thoughts.

I agree. I think it’s not fair to say that the kids of today are pampered and ‘having it easy.’ It’s a much more complicated world we are having today, and clearly we have forgotten about the more important things in life.

I’m no parent like you Matt, but I teach kids so I’ll respond as a teacher. As regards protecting kids, I think we can only do as much. We don’t have full control over their lives. What we can do however is teach them to understand what’s really happening so they know the pros and the cons, and hopefully know where to stand. That way our kids are more grounded and firm as you are — I bet you have parents, relatives, or teachers who taught you well on being mindful and conscious about what’s going on in the world, and of course, choosing what is moral and just. But then again, at end of the day, it was you who decided to be who you are.

I support you on the importance of FAMILY and FAITH. I remember having dinner with my family every night when I was growing up. We would begin with a prayer thanking God for another day. Then we would eat and talk about our day, what we thought went well and what didn’t. We talked about issues here and there, and it was a good exercise because I didn’t feel like I was being dictated to do only this and not that. When they turned down some of my requests, they made sure I perfectly understood why. I was also given a chance to speak-out and tell them my views and insights while I also listen to theirs.I know they were trying to embrace me with their love, but it wasn’t too tight to get me suffocated.

Some important seeds they planted in me, however, were essential:

*The importance of LISTENING and being open to new ideas
*The importance of RESPECT and OBEDIENCE
* and the importance of PATIENCE, EMPATHY (putting yourself in their shoes), and UNDERSTANDING

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. D.G.Kaye
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 13:22:21

    Ahh, the gold old days. It was a different time, yet the rules should never change. I love your blog and so I have nominated you for the lovely Liebster award. Please feel free to come to my blog and receive it. 🙂

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  2. thaygoulart
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 13:13:36

    The values in this post are great, it’s so sad to see those same values being lost every day and nobody seems to care…
    Great post, enlighting to say the least! I’m no parent yet, but I hope I can carry those with me.

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  3. jalal michae sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 17:19:39

    Superb post.. Most parents try their best ,but the environment has lots to do with the kids behaviors.. Thank you for stopping by.Jalal

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  4. Dadicus Grinch
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 14:03:27

    Awesome list at the end. So important to remember when dealing with any and everyone we meet. Thanks!!

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    • mockingbird181984
      Oct 17, 2013 @ 06:09:42

      I’m glad you agree with the list. Teaching reminds me so much of my parents and the things they had to go through — I bet they had a lot of crying moments as parents as I was also naughty in some days. Now I’m seeing things from their perspective, and I realize that I could actually use the same principles when dealing with kids in school. Thanks for responding! 🙂

      Reply

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