Parenting, whether you agree or not, is a difficult job and I can comfortably say that no one is perfect but we do our best to deal with those little thingies. If you recently happened to have the honor of becoming a parent then you don’t need to worry about how good of a parent you are just because the kid isn’t making your life enough hell, it takes years to master this craft. A few days ago I read this article named “The 20 Most Common Parenting Mistakes, According to a Family Psychologist” on a website called babble.com. The article gives a pretty useful insight into daily life common mistakes that parents make while struggling with their kids.
I decided to use my dark sense of humor to write funny responses to all of these tips for the sake of fun and quick peek at the useful knowledge in the article.
1- Giving them too many choices: Even though you have to bow down to the will of the masters every now and then but giving them many choices make them stubborn and mean, and we don’t- I don’t have to complete this sentence.
2- Praising them for everything they do: Don’t it a reasonable amount is good and boost their confidence, over-doing it makes them dumb. Don’t make them dumb.
3- Trying to make the child happy: They are more annoying when they’re happy, I’m in complete agreement with this one.
4- Overindulging them: Overindulging=spoiled brat. Enough said.
5- Keeping them too busy: Lower energy, more grumpiness, more attention required, connect the dots.
6- Thinking “smart” will save them: I like the idea that I’m smarter than someone- at home.
7- Teaching them a strict religion will give them perfect values and save them: ahhh No!
8- Withholding common information about important topics- like sex: Agreed, until they’re like 53.
9- Being hyper-critical of the child’s mistake: You don’t want to break his confidence but being responsive is good.
10- Using shame, shunning or threats: Sure, if they respond to them.
11- Making kids do things inappropriate for their age: Hope you don’t have toddlers because this one would keep you awake at nights figuring out what’s inappropriate.
12- Not limiting screen time: This psychologist doesn’t want me to have a moment of peace.
13- Not letting kids get bored: How do you, when do they, why would you- I don’t know what he’s talking about.
14- Protecting kids from their own consequences and loss: I’m usually a “high-five bro” kinda guy in such scenarios so I don’t have any problem here.
15- Not letting kids explore the outdoors: It’s usually a win-win when they’re outside the house so a massive approval for this one.
16- Not debriefing kids at bedtime: It is one the cutest moment of their day if they decide to talk about it or already haven’t told their mommy, So…
17- Not reading to very young children: Kids books are so colorful and beautifully animated, and I love them!
18- Pulling pacifiers too soon: They look cute; I’ll pack some for their college too.
19- Not regulating food: Good eating habits stay for life, I totally agree with this one.
20- Spanking children older than 5: Spanking is not my thing as a parent, I’m more of a wrestle-mania kinda guy.