How is parent-child relationship nowadays relative to how it was before?
Back then, parent/child relationships were just that – the parent was the boss, there was no negotiations.Period! It was a rarity that a child lived with their grand parent/aunts/uncles or such – parent were responsible for their children.. Back then parents expected more out of their children and the children delivered. Children helped around the house, helped with siblings, children were taught at an early age how to be responsible for a household..Back then when children were taught if a family member gets sick, they get tended too, if a neighbor had a death, then all neighbors sent a dish, they were taught that family comes first.. Parents were NOT your friends–they were your parents. They told you how to behave in public, and showed you by examples..More children showed respect for authority because they knew they had to answer to the parents if they acted up. The relationships seemed more stern back then but more secure.
Today, many children are “let go” if they get in trouble in school “its the teachers fault” because the teacher doesn’t like my child.
A lot of parent/child relationships are based on “how do I make little Tommy happy?” NOT on “what can I do to make sure little Tommy becomes a productive member of society as he ages”
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