It’s YOUR job:
To know the passwords for their e-mail accounts.
To check out their Facebook pages.
To be aware of what they are wearing to school.
To know who their friends are.
To set limits, have rules.
To teach them right from wrong.
To encourage them that kindness is not an option.
To set an example.
To create a safe place for them to fall.
To come down on them when they are out of line.
To know that they are not perfect, and neither are you.
To help them choose the right path.
To have a zero tolerance for bitcheness and bullies.
To encourage your child to be tolerant and inclusive of others.
To be a PARENT not a FRIEND.
Being a parent is a lifetime commitment, it doesn’t stop just because our little “angels” are capable of showering, dressing and feeding themselves. I would dare to say that when our babies reach their teens, the work has just begun. Open your eyes Mama’s of the Suburbs. Do you know what your teen is doing? Do your job, don’t just be a parent, be a good parent. One day, your children will thank you for it.
End of Rant.