Parents Need to THINK

Today while shopping for Em’s birthday, I overheard a conversation between two of the store employees.  I overheard it because I’m nosy and they said something that caught my attention so I decided to eavesdrop.  Don’t judge.

One of the women made a comment about how her child was misbehaving and acting a fool.  The other woman commented that maybe she should make a video and upload it to YouTube so the child will be embarrassed and maybe stop acting a fool.  I thought to myself, “If only parenting required a license.”

My message to parents is:  DO NOT HUMILIATE YOUR CHILDREN.

Do you know what that makes a parent who does that kind of thing?  A bully.  No better than a bully.  Period.  You know what else?  It’s abusive.  It is 100% emotional and mental ABUSE.

Now, I realize there are parents out there who suffered this from their parents while growing up.  STOP THE CYCLE.  Just because you went through it does NOT make it okay for you to perpetuate this insanity.

A parent should provide acceptance, compassion, safety, protection, guidance and love.  Those are essential in a healthy parent/child relationship.  A child who does not have this, who can not rely on their parent(s) for a soft place to land is a wounded child, a negative child, a fearful child.

I ask…no, I beg all parents who read this to PLEASE give some serious consideration to the kind of relationship you have with your own child(ren).  Is it loving?  Do you feel your child can come to you for anything?  Do you unwittingly put your child down?  Kids can be hit with words and words can’t be taken back once they are out there.  THINK.  Be confident in your parenting and please, for the love of all that is holy, never EVER embarrassed or shame your child.

Need help?  Many resources here:

Author: Lisa Summerlin

The Smoking Squirrel is my way of bringing happiness to the world. I firmly believe that laughter is the best medicine and sometimes we all need a negative-free zone. This is it. Enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Little Fears

Tales of humour, whimsy and courgettes

The Phoblography

A Post a Day May 2019 - May 2020 / All pictures posted are taken by Dave Bignell

Haiku Horizons

A Haiku prompt/meme site

Authentic ZZ TOP Tribute Band | with real beards | sharp dressed clothes | ZZ's stage moves | and first class musicianship | Electronic Press Kit (EPK)


A newly developed way to shine light on social issues in our ever changing world

Ms Eclectica's Blog

Esoterically eclectic ephemera

Who's That Chelle

Consistent At Being Inconsistent!


My Adventures and some giggles

Talkin' Shit

A little bit of everything, from a man that knows nothing


Your Daily Dose of Dumbassery


Writing in the corner (of my cluttered mind)

The She Chronicles

A Blog for the Alcoholic & Bipolar Minds


Crazy is relative. Just ask my relatives. And music! News

"A soft place to land in a hard world."

Things I Think I Thunk, pt. l

The Ramblings of a Somewhat Unstable Mind

You've Been Hooked!

Observations from the trenches....

--- Grumpy Comments ---


Stuff My Brain Thinks

Spiritual Journey to a Better me

Running Naked With Scissors

slightly cracked observations and unsolicited advice on bending the rules and being yourself...and butterflies

Xanax or Running Shoes?

LIFE... It's All About the Journey

%d bloggers like this: