Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What Parents Can't Stop Doing

     Since her performance on the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, media attention has been on Miley Cyrus's song and video "We Can't Stop".  

     To be fair, before forming an opinion about it, I decided to watch the video, "We Can't Stop".  After seeing it, I knew that we, parents, can't stop either.

     This is what we, parents, can't stop doing for our kids:

     We can't stop…
  • Teaching you to honor human dignity.
  • Insisting on lady-like, or gentlemanly, behavior.
  • Insisting that you to have a sense of purpose (a positive one).
  • Encouraging academic excellence, or at least, trying one's best in school.
  • Setting boundaries, which give you enough space to grow and challenge yourself, but not enough to get hurt physically, or emotionally.
  • Checking up on you, when you need to be checked up on, because we know, that kids don't "own the night".
  • Hugging you, when we feel you need a hug.
  • Loving you unconditionally, even when it hurts a little.
No, we can't stop either.

By Angeline Bandon-Bibum

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