Let's be honest. When it comes to listening and following the rules, it's pretty much ingrained in your children's genes to make things harder for you. It's not their job to readily agree that you know what is best for them — they just have to do it. When you can't seem to breakthrough to them, is it OK to resort to trickery?
Your son or daughter approaches you and begs for the latest cellphone, tablet, mp3 player or laptop. Do you say "yes" and give in to their wants or do you hold out to teach them how to responsibly earn it on their own? More and more parents are giving into their kids' demands, and more and more kids are growing up into entitled adults. So how do we — as parents — stop the cycle?
Your parents divorced when you were just a kid. You remember the arguing, then the moving out and eventually going to two separate places to celebrate the holidays. It's a tough thing for any son or daughter, young or old, to go through. Now, you're worried that your parents' problems will crop up in your own relationship and everything will end the same way. How do you avoid this?
As we grow up, there are many things about our parents that we hope we can inherit: maybe it's your dad's sense of humor and your mother's legs. On the other hand, there are also aspects of them that we hope to leave in their generation (that quick temper? No need to pass that down, thanks). 5 Things To Notice When Meeting His Parents That's why it's worrisome when you witness your parents' bad habits when it comes their relationship. It makes you wonder, "Is that going to be in ten years when I'm married to someone?"