My Child - Your Child

My Child - Your Child

By Dionna Sanchez




My thoughts are roaming today about our children. All of our children - yours, mine and the next door neighbors. How our children come across matters to us. I'm sure we've all been in the situation where our child has had a new friend over and we find actions and attitudes of that child very disturbing. Do you say something or just stand back disapprovingly?

I think being a parent entails a much broader perspective than just taking care of our child. I think it also means being an example of a caring adult to ALL children. If we see a child engaged in harmful behavior, we need to feel obligated to stop it. After all, wouldn't you expect someone to do that for your child as well?

It will take all of us as moms and dads to stop the cycle of harmful attitudes and actions in our children. We need to band together as a team. Call up other mothers and fathers and help clue them in on their child's life when he/she is away from home.

You may be a valuable resource they need to instruct their child. Children need to know that adults care. Not just that they are in charge, but that they can trust and feel safe in their home and your home with their feelings and character qualities. So, when a child is under your roof, you are responsible for their welfare and well-being.

It's important to remember that it's not just your child who may need you! So, next time your child has a friend over, treat them like your own. Expect them to behave and follow the household rules. And expect your child to conform to other household rules when they are away. It's for their own good.

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Dionna Sanchez is Editor/Publisher of Emphasis On Moms. Emphasis strives to encourage moms not only as parents, but also as individual women. www.EmphasisOnMoms.com

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