Do You Believe What Goes Around Comes Around?

they didn’t receive the same upbringing you did

Words of Wisdom...

Isn’t it funny how some people don’t care to give you a piece of their minds when you slip up, or they think you have? Evidently they didn’t receive the same upbringing you did. I guess it’s just human nature to assume one is always right and the other is always wrong, I guess it does do something for one’s ego to always be right. After a while one might acquire the attitude they are perfect. Every meet anyone like that? It doesn't take very long to realize you would much rather be somewhere else or at least talking to someone else. It is truly a pitiful site to run into someone so deeply in love with themselves that no one else can stand them.

I don't have to!
I don't have to!

by the time you get home you both have forgotten

You can’t help but wonder what kind of instruction they had as children. If any? I can remember when I was a child that I was watched closely and if I didn’t want to share, or I hogged a certain toy, I was corrected right then and there. None of this, “You wait until I get you home…” sort of thing parents tell their kids today. Heck, by the time you get home you both have forgotten the whole incident, or at least the child hopes you have. The embarrassment I suffered from the looks of my folks for being wrong was a greater teacher than the switching or face slapping I sometimes received for my error.

oops!
oops!

Let someone else watch them


Some parents say they are not going to raise their children the way they were raised—boy that’s surely evident isn’t it and you readily notice this while shopping at your local WalMart or grocery store. Kids running wild while mommy or dad is talking to a friend or on their cell phone or texting someone, but if you ask them a question they don’t even know what day it is much less where their children are in the store. “Let someone else watch them while I shop,” they muse, “I have them all day long.” If you didn’t want the children why didn’t you tell their daddy “No!” or at least keep your knees together.

Did you ever get disciplined on the spot?

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if you're old enough to have ‘um you’re old enough to care for ‘um

I know, young people think their problems are unique, mommy and daddy just don’t understand and when you do, they say you don’t. We live in a different world today than what it was when I was growing up. Parents let the children tell them what to do and even what they want to eat. Young parents dumping the kids off at granny’s so they can take that cruise or they need to take time to be together without the kids. My mom told us kids if you're were old enough to have ‘um you’re old enough to care for ‘um. Oh, we could go visit and do things together, just don’t dump the kids and then become so lost for a week that the FBI couldn’t find you.

it was amazing just how much dad had learned

Moms and dads are not as dumb as some of our children might hope. Mark Twain, once remarked when he was eighteen years of age that his dad was undoubted the dumbest man he had ever run into. Later it was recorded that he said that by the time he (the younger) had reached the age of twenty-one it was amazing just how much his dad had learned in those three short years. I believe history repeats itself. If some had little supervision when a child, and they allow the kids to raise themselves today, we might just be reaping what we sowed, or didn’t…

© 2010 SamSonS

Comments 27 comments

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BennyTheWriter 6 years ago from Northeastern U.S.A.

Interesting and true insights, my friend. I think the problem of kids "raising themselves" is pretty much epidemic nowadays, due to the increasingly busy and scattered Western lifestyle and the loosening of tight family structures. As for the people who are "always right" (that is, until they're wrong), you can tell that the lack of empathy probably has deep roots.

LOL at the "Oops" picture in context!


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Judicastro 6 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

So true Samson. I had a friend that had the "always right" disease and she would endeavor to say things to try and make you feel stupid. After over 30 years of being her friend I finally said no and she didn't understand. It was one thing to attack me but when she started on my husband and children I drew the line.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

*thanks BennyTheWriter for you visit and kind comments...

*and thank your Judi for sharing your reminisce...


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DavePrice 6 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

What a great read - ought to be required reading for every parent to be.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Dave I really appreciate your kind accolades...


"Quill" 6 years ago

Hi samsons1... had to smile at this one as I was reading had to check and see if I had written it. Amazing how smart my Dad had gotten when I became the same age.

In some countries it is against the law to discipline children. Such a sad thing as it is that same child you see today talking on the phone or texting while little Johnny runs wild.

This is a good read and deserves to be placed in a parenting magazine... wel done and definitely voted up.

Blessings and Hugs


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thank you my dear friend and brother in Christ for your encouraging remarks and ratings. Here's hoping you and Mrs 'Q' also Quigley have the greatest of holidays celebrations.

hugs & blessings to you...


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Thanks samson,

Being a parent has been the best job anyone can ask for...if you do it right, it pays of great. I thought it was funny pointing out how dumb parents are, when you are young, but realize how smart the really are once you have your own.

:)


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fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

Respect for authority was not a request, it was demanded in my parents house. It is in mine too. Kid's will definitely test the boundries, it takes dilligence to ensure they grow up respectful, and respectable. Great Hub!


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

*thanks CMerritt for sharing your sweet reminisce and comments.

*and thank you fred for adding your philosophy. Sounds like our parents must have gone to the same school.

blessings...


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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

When my kids were young I admit I could not get them to behave in the grocery store. I pobably could have done better but I refused to bring them along after that.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks dahoglund for your visit and comments. I guess my dad thought each new experience was a teachable moment...


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pinkdaisy 6 years ago from Canada

Unfortunately, narcissism can be quite common.

This is a great read for parents. Childhood is such an important stage in life.

Voted up - Great read :)


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Voted up and funny. I love this but you really got me thinking with the opening statement. (tongue in cheek) If I gave a piece of my mind to everyone I thought needed it, I would have given it all away long ago.

Brother Dave.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

*thanks pinkdaisy for your visit and your nice ratings and comments.

*and thank you Bro Dave for your ratings and your humor.

blessings...


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

My parents never had to call us down for anything and I brought my kids up the same way, but when they were "sixteen" our doctor had the little talk with them and offered them birth control (actually my daughter was only 14 and he would not allow me to go in the room with them!) and their school and law let them know they were free to leave us as long as they didn't break the law (you know they want parents paying for any damages of course, they allowed us that right)! I am so glad to not be a parent today. Great hub, up and useful! Oh I got so caught up in the kids I overlooked the know it alls, lol! Yea I passed on all of those too, who can stand them?


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Polly for your sweet comments. We live in a different age and I hope the Tea Party can clean up both sides of our government and return it to the people...


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daydreamer13 5 years ago

Don't be too quick to judge. There are some parents who don't appreciate the gift of children and do act the way you described. But there are also those you see in public places where they can't punish children due to certain laws. They have to wait until they're in private to even correct their child with words because someone might turn them in for verbal abuse.(Just an example)

I think most parents want better for their children than they had when they were children. Just keep in mind, everyone makes mistakes, even parents.


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks daydreamer13 for your views, may you have the merriest of Christmases...


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jewelsofawe 5 years ago from Oregon

This is an interesting topic for sure.


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thank you jewelsofawe for stopping by and for your comments...


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debbie roberts 4 years ago from Greece

I believe the world would be a much nicer place if all parents took the time to discipline their children. As discipline needs to be taught from the word go,it is so important for children to have a parent at home in those first few years and not to be put into a nursery whilst both parents are out working. It can be a struggle, but the rewards of having well behaved children that you can be quietly proud of makes it worth while and it is the responsibility of the parents to bring up their children to become decent balanced adults.

A good hub that I hope people take note of.


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samsons1 4 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks so much debbie for you kindness in commenting. I agree completely and disagree with the "That's just who I am" cop-out used by those who matured without proper parenting and discipline applied...


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

Wow, good old-fashioned recall, hindsight, and expressed delightfully! Thanks for a disturbingly true hub done in such a positive way!


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samsons1 4 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks you frogyfish for your visit and your most positive comment. I hope you find time to visit again...


DDE profile image

DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Discipline with too many rules don't work and sometimes parents are harsh on their children making the situation even more difficult.


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samsons1 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

Thank you DDE for stopping by and commenting. I agree, rather than rules for the children wouldn't it be better to have - agreements and discussion...

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