There are some lines I don't cross.
I'm wondering, do you have lines, too?
Last night on Twitter I professed my disdain for hearing adults telling children to 'Shut up!' after my husband said it to our 6 year old boy. He very rarely says it because he knows how much I hate it. But I never say it, ever.
I think it is a horrible way to speak to a child. It is just too harsh. I tell the kids to be quiet, a lot, but I always use words other than...
Another thing I never do, ever, is swear at or in front of my children, or anyone else's.
It's not only that I don't do it, but I can't do it.
I've drawn such a strong line in my mind that I simply cannot cross it.
But as I tweeted about it, I thought this makes me sound like I'm saying I'm a perfect mother.
Well, I'm sure it comes as a great shock to you, but I am not.
I yell, I scream and I smack. I wish I didn't, I rarely smack but these are things I do that I am not proud of.
They are just as bad, or worse than the things I do not do.
Clearly I have double standards.
I think for me it's about the way I was raised.
My parents never said 'Shut up' to us, and we were never allowed to say it to each other...we did, but we were always in trouble for it.
My parents also never swore, still don't.
My parenting style is quite similar to my mother's however I am more affectionate and she had more patience.
Do you have lines?
Are there some things you simply cannot say or do?