This may be a controversial topic for some, what with all the issues about how people raise their kids nowadays, but we’ll keep this simple and wholesome for now.
Reddit asks, “What do we need to stop teaching the children?”
Parents often forget the fact that kids are not always unaware of what’s happening around them. If you happen to shout at your partner while your child is in the room with you, there’s a chance that they’ll be able to remember what happened years after.
I’ve been there, done that. So please take this as a reminder that children are not ignorant beings. Always check your emotions and avoid exposing the ugly side of adulthood to kids.
To put it in other words, the top comment said,
“Kids learn by watching us. Whatever we want kids to do or not do starts with grown-ups addressing our own hang-ups. Full stop.”
And I couldn’t agree more.
Another top comment said,
“That play ends when you reach adulthood. Play is important, even when we’re grown.”
Being an adult doesn’t prohibit one from having fun. As the old proverb goes, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It’s all about balance, people!
Another commented that adults should teach kids not to be nice just to get what they want.
“…It teaches children how to be manipulative and dishonest.”
I get what OP was saying. People should teach kids that ‘no’ is a valid answer. And to follow what OP said,
“Teachers & Parents want their children to learn how to ask for things politely – but not how to handle rejection.”
If you have ever found yourself annoyed with a fictional spoiled child, it’s almost always that their parents never said no to them. So if you don’t want an annoying kid, teach them that they won’t always get what they want, even if they’re polite.
Another notable comment said,
“That failure is something to be ashamed of and to avoid at all costs. We all fail sometimes, and we need to be able to accept that.”
This doesn’t just apply to children. The concept of failure being something shameful should be erased from everyone’s mindset. As another Redditor commented under this answer, quoting Dwight Schrute from The Office, “Not everything is a lesson, Ryan. Sometimes you just fail.” And that’s alright.
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