Parenting – Why it is important and what I believe and practice.
My main message is for parents to talk not just at or to their kids but WITH their kids. Also to give your children the safety to be their own little personalities (or big personalities) and to be kids, but also give them the freedom to grow and fly. I am a strong advocate against over protecting children. I’m a mother wolf and yes, I’ll protect to the death, but I don’t want to be responsible for an immature, over sensitive, ignorant adult one of these days. Children, in my opinion, need their parents forever, but they also need to know about the world they’ll live most of their lives in, especially teens. They also need to know the harsh facts about sex, drugs and the company they keep. Our reputations and the choices we make as teens can stay with us our entire lives. Teens need to know this.
I absolutely love teens. They’re funny and wise and silly and so loving in ways that most people don’t even see. Just talk to one, or better yet, try to remember a million years ago in another time, another world, another planet, when you were a teen.
But I’m not going to preach those ideas in every single blog post. Through my tales about my kids, my husband, my brothers and my friends, I try to get across my messages about relationships, love, consequences, and just life. And if I can get someone to think or laugh I feel like I’ve done something. If I can get anyone to laugh I’m happy.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman
In light of recent events, and in light of HOW MANY TIMES I have written about SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, please click on THIS LINK. Please share it. Please take this seriously. The life of a LIVE child who has already been born is more important than the dogma of people who only love guns and their control over women’s bodies. If this offends you then you are seriously mentally ill and morally decayed.
I completely agree with you on parenting style. I like your blog!
Thank you so much. Glad you could drop by.