Thoughts and Truth from the Impossible Life

Parenting

I think every parent, mom and dad, under ALL circumstances need to put the needs of their children first while they are growing up.

That is how it was intended by God.

Though I do mean needs, as in development and growth needs as well as love and financial needs.

What I see way too much of is giving into a child”s wants as the supposedly easiest way to pacify a child rather than actually being a parent.

My sons were given everything they needed to become good adult men. Their wants were not a big consideration (well, maybe at Christmas and birthdays) because I was raising them to be responsible adults and today they are because of this. No unwed babies, no drugs, no jail, college education for my eldest, good jobs, stable relationships, responsible members of society.

This is what it means to be a success as as a parent. (Not that some parents don’t do all in their power and the children still make poor or really bad choices, and that isn’t the parent’s fault.)

An icon illustrating a parent and child

 

December 19, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God, Daily Gospel, Family, Mormon Christianity, Societal / Cultural Issues | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

In USA we chose our destiny

In the USA, your economic status is NOT determined by the “class” you were born. It is up to each to take the opportunity and make something of it.

I am a success and no one helped me get there. I choose to over come my biological parents, to pursue that which I wanted to have for my life, not that which was foreordained by birth.

My son choose another path to improve upon what I had chosen and overcoming the limitations of  his birth mother. If I had not chosen more for myself, my children would have grown up dirt poor in the projects of Hartford.

If my son had not chosen more, he wouldn’t have accomplished all he has. I instilled a desire for more in him as his birthright, but he chose to make it a reality.  No one made him strive. He overcame on his own.

Granted, many are suffering due to many bad choices of their own AND the cradle to grave coddling of the government. A few years back, there was a pulling of all 5th graders in a major metropolitian area (Chicago I think) and fully 1/3 stated theoccupation of their parents (many times single mother homes) was welfare. They had NO idea that people are suppose to WORK to live and are not entitled to a monthly cash check and “food stamps”.

They ARE not sentenced to that life IF they chose not to have it.

September 18, 2012 Posted by | Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Son Admits Having Listened To Dad

May 29, 2011 Posted by | Family | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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