Lately, I've noticed many mothers and how they talk to their children. The neighbor upstairs is always yelling at her kids. The older one is 3 and the other is two. She never plays with them or hugs them. She is married. She was pregnant with a third baby and maybe that is why she was always screaming at them. And she calls them names and tells them that they bother her alot. I always hear them crying. I am very sensitive about this because no child under the age of five should be treated like that. I know why most kids end up not respecting adults. They don't get enough attention from their parents and when they do its negative. I know, in this time, both parents work. But it would be nice if after everyone is home to have dinner and do family stuff. Reading, playing games, and enjoying each others company. The mother does not work. She cleans the house and makes meals. The rest of the time she watches tv and tells the kids to play in their rooms. I knew another mother who actually yelled at her infant when he cried. She firmly believed that if you held an infant in her arms for too long, then when she put him down he will cry. So when she bottle-fed him, it was never in her arms. She would put a pillow on his chest and prop the bottle. And other mothers are always threatening their children. I think people should show more love to their children. Show them that they care. When I have my children over I always play with them, take them to the park, and enjoy them. I always hug them and kiss them. My kids respect me because I know how to spend time with them. True, you must not spoil them as they can get very vain and always want everything. But at the same time, love them. They are only young once and when they get older they will be more independent. Then they will be gone. I love children. They are innocent, fun to be with, and just a reminder of when I was a child.
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11/21/01 at 12:11pm