Jun 13, 2012


You've probably seen this circling through Facebook by now. The re-posts, likes and supporting comments are growing in numbers on the daily. When it came around to us, we thought: Are these people SERIOUS??!! (And we can only imagine what the children of these people are thinking!)

It's sad to see parents taking pride in viewpoints like this. While we understand how charm, humor and a dose of  "tounge-in-cheek" can be appealing, I think it's safe to say that the supporters of this message are alarmingly serious!

Here are just a few of the reasons why this is awful:

  1. Threatening - need we say more?
  2. So because you love me, you're going to scare the heck out of me? Is that what you do when you love somebody?
  3. It's a parent's job to invade their children's privacy? Ahem...sure...that'll be a real trusting relationship!
  4. Wait I'm still confused, so the person who "loves me the most" is going to treat me the worst and it's okay for them to do that?
  5. Parents want their children to hate them? Careful what you wish for!!
Intentionally creating fear and resentment in the relationship with your children is one of the most terrible things you can do to them. If the intention is to create discipline and obedience, these methods actually create the very opposite.

Have anything to add to our list? Please share with us what you think and SPREAD THE WORD!

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