I’d like to know if parents are ACTUALLY “parenting” these days!
Recently, I’ve seen an increase in social media posts discussing children under the age of 16, who are engaged in sexually inappropriate conversations, media sharing and behaviors.
How are “children” getting into all of this “without the parent’s knowledge?”
Social Media + Technology + an unsupervised, unloved, or overlooked child = a detrimental situation, temporarily or permanently.
I, b/c of my upbringing, pride myself in the M.O. of performing “character checks” on my children; especially my son diagnosed with Autism (High Functioning) who will be 13 next year.
A character check simply consists of ensuring that his activities/apps/relationships are age and intellect appropriate.
I perform these checks consistently, yet randomly. Consistently b/c the checks take place every 3 months. Randomly b/c he never knows, nor do I, when the check will take place.
I’m very intuitive to everything and everyone.
There’s been times I’ve instinctively checked his phone and seen that he’s visited a porn site viewing women.
We then talk about what he’s viewing, why he’s viewing it and if he’s already engaging or considering engaging soon. We discuss the emotional aspects, the health aspects and more.
EVERY child denies that they are “considering engaging soon” b/c it’s embarrassing, it makes them anxious b/c they don’t understand everything happening to them (the arousal, the opposite sex all of a sudden smelling different, making them feel different when they’re near, etc) and it is our job as their parents to NOT make them think this is “green light” to become promiscuous, but we must ensure even more, that we don’t make them feel uncomfortable or embarrassed to speak with us about it.
PARENTS MUST BE INTUITIVE WITH RESPECT TO THEIR CHILDREN!!!
If you’re a parent and you can’t “sense” when your child is in: distress, frustrated, angry, happy, etc then you’re NOT parenting as you should be!
I am NOT apologizing for that.
I am beyond livid with parents who believe that b/c they “pay” for the best schools, to live in the best neighborhoods, wear the latest fashions, etc that they are parenting!
LMAO honey you are “leasing” parenting but you are NOT parenting.
Parenting to me is making sacrifices that supersede your own personal needs and wants.
Parenting to me is “being in tune” with your offspring b/c your primary purpose here on Earth is to procreate. Therefore if you’re blessed with offspring, you must teach (guide), protect and provide for them, until they can do for themselves; then later return those blessings to you in your elder years.
What are your thoughts or methods of operation?