In a conversation I had with my son and grandsons recently I suggested he encourage them to read my post that included the video from Bye Bye Birdie. Then when I was reading a new comment on the site I decided to locate the article and send him the link.
Imagine my surprise when I couldn’t find it! Because it was never posted here. Allow me to rectify that. Here is the beginning with a link to to full piece.
“What’s the matter with kids today? We all have heard that “it is worth it,” but sometimes the struggle is overwhelming. Here are some simple ideas to help make it through.
There are two main difficulties that are a part of every parent/child relationship: Communication, and rebellion, both of which hide behind expectations. The expectations we have and those of our child.
So how can you avoid or survive these land mines? Frankly, I don’t think it is possible to completely avoid rebellion: therefore the object becomes to survive it with everyone’s feelings intact. At the same time we want to come through the experience without our child winding up injured, addicted, pregnant or arrested.” Continue reading…..