one is always allowed hope. i am sure that child will HOPE everyday that the parents will love him. will HOPE everyday that whatever he did to make his parents hate him will be made right. will HOPE everyday that there is a reason why he was born. - our children need US. not our money, not the grand house, not the newest game system, not the $500 pair a jeans, but US. they want, need, and crave our time. our respect, our acceptance, and most importantly, our love-unconditional, even when it is inconvenient, when we are too tired, too busy, too angry, too hungry, they need us.
Your quality time spent with your children will do more to produce loving and well behaved children than anything else. There's nothing like the eyes of a child looking up to you for everything in their life. Once you look into their eyes, you won't want anyone else taking over your role as parent.
Absolutely not, how can we? Love is so sing to be cultivated, and how will they cultivate if we don't take the precious time out to teach them? There's an amazing article I just read on this very subject. Check it out!
That's a good point. Parents need to give their kids their time and effort. If they do not, the world will and sometimes, unfortunately, they don't teach the best lessons. A good articles which discusses how to raise children in this me first world is found at:
No you can not. If YOU don't spend time with your child to teach them right from wrong, someone will, and they will most likely teach them wrong. If YOU don't have or make time to spend with your child either someone will or something, like the Internet with all it's many dangers, and there are plenty of other dangers out there, I don't know what kind of environment you live in, but I do know that everyone needs love, and family is important. There are gangs that will make your child feel loved, and teach your child what they want them to know. In other words if YOU don't take the time to love, and teach your child, they're going to get it from somewhere, and that could the difference in them becoming a well rounded individual or Charlie Manson. That is real talk. So please take the time to raise your own child and teach him/her right, show love and support in a balanced way, give them that discipline when they need it, and you may just raise a great person! Hope this helps.?
As a parent who, along with my husband has had to spend a large portion of our time working like crazy people to make ends meet, I don't think that just spending "time" in and of itself is the most important thing - it's the quality of the time that you spend.
My mother, who raised me as a single mother from about the time I was 2 or 3, did an amazing job, even though, other than weekends, we probably only saw each other a couple hours a day during the week, because of her job. I have my flaws, but I can honestly say they aren't in anyway because of anything she did wrong.
My kids are the same - we don't get a lot of time with them, because of work, school, etc... but the time we do spend is spent well. That's what makes the difference - you can spend all the time in the world with someone, but if it's not quality time, it could be worse than not spending any time with them at all.
Agree though that it's important to teach our kids right from wrong, and to show them that we care - but there are many ways to get those points across, so it's not all about time spent. What's more important is that they still carry those lessons with them, when they aren't with us. ;)
Too many parents try to make certain their children have all the material things, like electronic baby sitters. Most kids won't recall the computer they received at 4 years old, but they will remember being read to, playing with, and doing things with Mom and Dad. I still think during the younger years one parent should try to be available to the kids. Please don't think I'm sexist, but sometimes I feel Mom is the best one for the stay home thing.
How much time r u asking? A teen wants more indepenance and needs to be given more. Iv seen and heard of kids [first hand) who get so much time with their folks that when they r older, they actually despise them and want nothing to do with them bc of the overprotectedness and not given much freedom. My daughter is so extremely shy that its debilitating. Hard for her to make friends. Its actually doctors orders for her to not just hang out with mom and dad but have others in her life. (as a teen)