In this episode, I want to talk about why parenting is often not that easy. This is probably a different way to think for most people. And yet, whatever your experience of parenting is, it can get better.
In this episode, you will learn:
There are a couple of common things parents can do to really damage there kids. These are the less obvious and more unintentional, but they still do damage and can easily be avoided!The second is spoiling.
I’d love your thoughts! Please comment below
Off to learn,
Fred Ray Lybrand
Frankly, this is the subtle side of John 8 where Jesus declares, “Know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” It is freeing to me to know The Truth and lots of the facts on earth that are true.
Off to learn,
Dr. Fred Ray Lybrand
So, I saw this article title and said to myself, “Free Will.”
Clearly I’m wrong. You see, everything is about your genes…you are a victim (even if it turns out to be a blessing). If your genes tell you to be depressed, a bad kid, or a good parent…you will obey.
I’m sure they don’t mean it…but won’t we be seeing legal defenses built around genes? Hey, it’s not your fault that you are a murderer or a thief…it’s just gene hp781r13…etc.
Here’s the article:
Scientists have a discovered a gene that they believe allows some kids to shake off abusive or neglectful parents to become happy adults. Read more: Why Your Kid Might Not Respond to Your Good—or Bad—Parenting …
Now, here’s my thought:
Our genetics are more of a ‘temptation’ than a command. If we discover an ‘alcoholism gene’, it still doesn’t excuse destroying lives. This notion is going to destroy a lot of lives.
Human beings are still ‘plastic’ (as they say). I was born (genetically) as a left-handed person, but I write, throw, golf, drive, and cut my food with my right hand. How can that be? Well, my parents ‘changed me over’ because the experts of the day told them to…my life would be better. Of course, I lucked out to have parents who had the gene to ignore my genetics (or was it the gene to obey experts?).
At any rate, we need to stay awake and stay sane in the midst of the violent sea of science, psuedo-science, opinion, experts, and experimentation.
Our children can still be shaped and they can still rebel…genes are just another factor in the mix. Genes are not the Master.