This blog is targeted at those over protective under-disciplined parents out there. Let’s start by stating, you people are doing more harm than good for your children. Believe me, some of us have met your children and they have the social skills of an ape and the drive of a snail. Befriending your kids has been so difficult that I felt obligated to write a post about it.
The kids, who were rarely disciplined, will eventually get humbled before they enter adulthood. Without the discipline they should have received from their parents, the “humbler” ends up being “Life” for the child. If you don’t know by now, “Life” tends to be a lot less forgiving on your child then you are. Although it might be difficult to punish your children, it is critical for your child to recognize their shortcomings and learn to make the right decisions. Too many millennials have an entitlement that stems from never being “put in their place.” Parents who place structure and discipline on their kids tend to not be best friends with their children. But that is okay. I grew up disliking my mother to the point of what I thought was hate. Everything I did was to prove to her I was worth a shit. Although my mother was very supportive, she always was the one that had to “put me in my place” or humble me.
As I got older, I learned to value those times my mom was the bad guy the most. She knew I hated and feared her everyday. Despite my “hatred,” she was teaching me valuables lesson that I needed to learn. The first and most important lesson was that I am not the only person with the only right perspective on this planet. When I was fucking up, my mother woke me up. Not because she was being the bad guy. My mother knew the gifts I had and would never let them go to waste. Through structure and discipline, I learned to find greater goals than my childhood self could have ever imagined.
Through the lessons I learned from my parents, I developed a sense of humility that gave me the power to establish incredible friendships. For the first time, as an only child, the absence of siblings disappeared. Naturally, I began treating all my friends as brothers and sisters. It became a habit. I just wanted everyone to look out for me as I looked out for them. Beliefs didn’t matter if we looked out for each other, because we simply cared. When others struggled making friends due to a lack of humility, I was gifted in it and helped them to understand their challenges. My mother gave me that beautiful gift through being my perspective bad guy throughout my childhood.
My childhood perspective of discipline was so single-minded now looking back at it. However, now I understand truth behind being punished or “grounded”. This was the proof there were other, better options out there to the sometimes-careless decisions I made growing up. Maybe I didn’t think I was in the wrong or making the wrong decisions, but someone else (My Mother) could have a completely different perspective. Simple, and yet those lessons kept gifting me loyal friendships and a drive to succeed based on a common perspective of humility. Lord knows my parents could have chosen to always be the good guys. However, if they had. Jason Franklin would have never been the self-proclaimed legend he was born to be. Yeah, here in America we can give ourselves self-proclaimed titles.
So, thank God for the structure parents place on their children. May those children promote humility and understanding to the rest of the world. The future parents out there must remember to provide structure and discipline. This WILL inevitably help your child in life. I hope America refrains from populating this world with children who deserve ass beatings.