Well…….I never thought of how I would parent of a child just like me and what I would do to make my child grow up happy and successful. I would show my child the religious part of me. I would also teach my child to show others respect whether child or adults. And I will show the consequence of him/her their actions. As a parent I would be nice to my kids and make them have lots of fun!!
To begin with, when it comes to church I will be very patient with my kids because kids are very active and do not want to sit and listen to the preacher not even for 30 minutes. I want them to see how much god is important because without him god knows what will happen to us or what accident may happen. I will take them every weekend to church because there are very nice activities in church. I will make sure it is fun because I myself was once a kid and know what will be fun for them.
Furthermore, I would also teach my child how to respect others no matter if they are a kid or an adult. I would certainly dislike it if people make rude comments about my child, that would also upset me. If they’re having trouble with a student at school, I would go to the school and talk to the principal. And I know myself when you try to stay away from someone who wants to fight me, it’s difficult because they would start rumors and they say everything they can to make me mad. And I will understand because I’ve been through it, but they still have to be respectful.
Last but not least, if my child would ever disobey me they would get punished for he/she’s behavior. For everything you do in life there’s a consequence. For instance if my child had got into to trouble I would never beat them up or anything that would make it worse. I would simply ground them. For example No TV, NO RADIO, NO PARTY, CAN’T GO TO SCHOOL FIELD TRIP and stuff like that. I would not woop my kids.
In conclusion, if I had to be a parent of a child just like me, I would bring he/her to church. I would teach my child to respect others. And also I would give my child consequences for their bad behaviors. I would love my children, and I would try to be understanding and make them feel like they could talk to me and let me know what’s going on.
By B. O., a middle school student