So school’s officially over, at least til summer school. I’ve been working with youth professionally now for over 10 years, and recently became a substitute teacher within my county. Though I’m aware that we have a serious problem with our young people, I’m also aware that there’s a major problem with parenting as well.
I haven’t always been the best parent in dealing or handling a situation, but I always handled things in love, and over time, God has taught me to change my patterns. What I’ve learned is to never administer discipline in anger; wait until you calm down. Be patient and hug your child afterward. Be firm, fair, AND caring. Don’t be angry or cruel. Teach your child that you are the parent and you are in control. Don’t discipline until you are under control.
I pray someone who reads this is encouraged to change their patterns and way of thinking as well. If your child is now grown, teach them to teach their own better some day and just maybe we can help them make a difference. We cannot give up on the young folks. My mother always believed in me even though my choices in life appeared to take me down dead-end roads.
Never Give Up!
Peace and Blessings always!