Question to all you parents out there. THERE’S NO RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER HERE, just asking/wondering.
this is probably a long ramble, but what else do you expect from BBB, right???
maybe I was brought up in a rather strict but loving household which has still
left an impact on me as to respect and not arguing with parents, but im just wondering,
what battles are worth it today? As some of my friends say its just not worth it, whereas I say, otherwise.
For example… when I was growing up and my mother took me to back to school clothing shopping.
I had very little say in what I wanted to wear. My mother was an excellent dresser and
instilled in my brother and me to always look nice. We couldn’t wear jeans, we couldn’t wear sneakers, couldnt wear sweats. etc… I always had to wear a skirt or dress.
My mother and I had definite fights in the stores….BUT she always said, “until you have money to buy your own clothing, you’ll be wearing what I think is appropriate”… now mind you, I wasn’t wearing an amish outfit, or some out-dated
outfit.. My brother and I were usually the best dressed kids. And NOT the kids that would get pummeled for wearing something that would make them get bullied … She just wanted us to always look presentable.
so, when I see my friends allowing their kids to look schleppy, sloppy, and or for some young girls to look too
sexy or even trampy, I wonder…. We even as adults talk amongst ourselves saying that kids/teenagers look schleppy and or trampy today. My friends say that as parents they’re picking their battles with their kids. And I say what’s wrong in helping their children look more presentable with the help of their parent’s advice/guidance?
I’m just wondering. but I think in the end, my mother did us a service by standing her ground.
So, why was it ok to stand your ground as a parent back then, but NOT today?
Honestly folks, im just wondering this, as I don’t have children, but I would do exactly and say exactly what my mother had if I did…
So, to all the parents out there, worth a fight or NOT?
Again, no right or wrong, im just looking to chat about this that’s all…..