25 Stupid Mistakes Parents Make by Peter Jaksa

By Peter Jaksa

In 25 silly error mom and dad Make, mom and dad learn case histories and similar suggestion from a pro therapist that could support them care for universal difficulties.

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The job of educating children and teaching them life skills is ours as parents. Schools play an important role of course, but schools cannot duplicate the personal and emotional impact parents have on their children's emotional and moral development. Parents still make the most influential teachers for their children, and always will. An Assertive Parent is not a Dictator, Marshmallow, or Guilt Monger Now that we have praised the values of parents asserting their authority, what about the needs of children to make choices and exercise freedoms in their lives?

As noted above, this is not a good situation for either the parent or child. Permissive and passive parents become figurative Page 6 "marshmallows" who cave in to guilt and pressure in order to avoid conflicts. What the child is likely to learn from that type of interaction is that guilt trips pay off, and putting up a fight gets results. The well-intentioned parents bending over backward in an effort to be "fair" and "supporting'' ends up in an ongoing struggle with a child who regards them as more of a sibling to be competed with rather than a parent to be respected and obeyed.

You could be next. Maybe not today, or even tomorrow, but someday you could be shot, crash in an airplane or car, drown in a flood, have your house torn up by a tornado, or die of smoke inhalation when your Page 24 house catches on fire. Or, you could be kidnapped. It happens every day, and they show it on the six o'clock news. No one is safe, and there is no place to run. Exaggerated Fears A healthy solution to exaggerated fears is of course to provide a realistic view of the world we live in, and the people who inhabit that world.

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