Okay before I start, please do not take this post as a rebellion note to disrespect your parents. Absolutely Not. Our Parents deserve our respect and always know what is best for us.. well 99.9% of the time. ;)
Our Parents Are Not Prefect.
They fail and make mistakes just like we do.
I know what you are thinking.. "Thanks Ms. Obvious". But here me out..
We are told to respect our parents at all times, but while respecting them we seem to forget that they are human just like us. I know for me personally, I have had my parents on a pedestal for the longest time thinking that they are the prime example of perfection.
What I am saying is "Dad" does not mean Superman and "Mom" is far from Saint Mary.
Sometimes they will hurt our feelings whether they are aware of it or not. They will compare you to your cousins, siblings or friends not knowing that it brings you down more than raise you up. They will label you once in a while and a few hurtful words will come out of their mouth from pure frustration. They may be consumed with such pride that they do not know how to come back to you and say "I am Sorry". While growing up I use to think, well they are my parents so whatever they say and do is right. But, now that I am in my millennial stage of life I am coming in terms with the fact that my parents stumble and have their messy days just like me.
Am I making sense?
Earlier today I broke down in tears because my dad and I had a misunderstanding. While he was trying to correct me, I was trying to defend myself or at least explain to him the reason for my actions. Unfortunately it led to him raising his voice and saying some hurtful things that made me feel pretty poor about myself. Well, in the mist of my pity party my mind started to run with the thoughts of "Well he is my dad so he is always right" or " I was in the wrong so he was allowed to say those things to me", when that is not necessarily true.
Yes, discipline and accountability is essential in parenting. But I do believe there is a fine line between addressing an issue with your teen and saying things unknowingly that only discourages them as a person at the end of the day.
Those are my thoughts, tell me what you think! Do you agree?
When was the time you finally realized that your parents are human and make mistakes just like you?
Comment below and let's talk about it! :)