jacquelyn roberts, life, love, parenting 101 -

Perfect Imperfections...2012

So there is a hullabuloo going on regarding a recent Mega Church Pastor's arrest surrounding the whooping he laid down on his 15 year old daughter....a lot of people are being very pious in their condemnation of his decision to lay the smack down....hold up.

Noone not a soul walking this Earth is perfect...and as a Mom of a 19 year old daughter and 13 year old son...I have been there.  It's the hardest thing in the world to not lay the smack down just so they can come out of their own cloud to gain some understanding.  It takes a level of consciousness that obviously is rare....I myself have found myself going "Candler Rd" at the beginning of a conversation with my 13 year old only to tell him that I was going to take a time out so I wouldn't have to treat him like we knew each other from the street.

Being a parent is hard for everyone when you are dealing with teenagers day in and day out.  I have a saying that it separates the wheat from the shaft...

So let's just take care of our own household and save the judgement for whoever/whatever is more qualified...it certainly isn't those of us having human experiences...


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