Sunday, January 16
One area where I fail as a parent
I don't stand up for my kids like I should.
Time and time again I have seen my kids get bullied by other kids or even parents and I don't say anything. Why???? I have no idea. I have had C get treated bad by another parent at the zoo and I should have said something but I didn't, I have had R get treated rudely by another parent at a party and I just left the party instead of saying anything, and as recent as this weekend I stood by and watched as a kid pushed B and pulled his hair and then pushed R. These are all recent....I have done this countless of times. In the moment I am trying not to create a scene I guess, but after I feel awful for not standing up for my kid. I am their only advocate sometimes and I fail miserably! I feel like I am always the first person to admit when my kid does wrong. I try to do everything I can to fix the situation and discipline or teach my child however I see fit at the time. Just Saturday someone at a birthday party was upset and before I could turn around I was blaming C.....he didn't do it to my surprise. Now I am not perfect I am sure there have been times where my kid messed up and I missed it but if it's brought to my attention I am right on it immediately. Who know's, maybe by avoiding conflict I am teaching my children a life lesson only time will tell. I just feel in my heart I fail at this part of parenthood. What do you do when it comes to these situations? How can I handle it better?