Not My Child?

ByKaren

Not My Child?

Oh. My. Gosh. I get so tired of parents being, or pretending to be, so naive about the lives that their child/pre-teen/teens, are living. The bottom line is, that these kids are SNEAKY and know exactly how to play the deception card.

As a substitute teacher in a public school system, I see and hear a lot of what is going on with these guys. I also have a 13 year old daughter who tells me almost everything.

I am not the kind of mother that pretends that my children are angels at all times. Especially when I am not with them. I know the “lying face” of each of my four children. I know the temptations that they face in this world. How other children get away with everything and make it look like there are no consequences to their bad behavior.

Kids today know more about sexual immorality than I knew when I got married. They have no shame. My daughter has classmates who are already “giving” themselves away, though they are in junior high. They strive for the attention that it brings.

The young ladies go to school with their eyes painted up so heavy that they look like aged women rather than beautiful, young girls. I have nothing against make up and hair color, I love them both myself, but when these girls look so un-natural, and hide their natural beauty, it’s just too much.

The boys are so perverted and vulgar, and they laugh it up with each other like it’s their normal, everyday life. The boys and girls, both, will lie right to your face and try to make you believe every word they are saying. I won’t even start on these parties that they are having and what they are doing at sleepovers. Shock and Awe People!

A sad thing about these children, is that they all “go” to church, but I don’t know what they are doing there. They have had to have been taught the difference between right and wrong, and what is acceptable, morally, through the eyes of God, during some time in their “walk”.

It literally breaks my heart to see the direction that their lives are taking. To be so blinded and deceived by the enemy, in believing that their lives are indispensable. There is no set age of accountability. They are living dangerously on the edge of eternity.

So, as a mother, I know what my children are capable of, and some of the things that they are tempted with. I make it my duty and my business to know where they are at ALL times, what they are doing, and who they are going to be with. I remind them, daily, that God has set a standard for them to uphold. That I can’t be with them at all times, therefore, they are responsible for their behavior.

Please parents, wake up and talk to your child about what is going on in their lives. Give them a chance to talk, but watch out for condemning them. That may shut down their freedom of communication to you. But I’ll forewarn you, you may be surprised what you find out.

About the author

Karen author

Karen, who owns a coffee and Christian gift shop with her husband, lives in a small town in Tennessee just slightly south of where she was raised. She has been married to David, their town’s fire chief, for nearly 18 years. Together they have 4 children ranging in ages from 10 on up to 16. Karen’s heart longed to be a mother from a very young age & is a natural at being a “professional mother”. She is gifted in many areas & is guaranteed to keep you entertained! In addition to all of this, she is Emily’s older sister & one of Angie’s closest friends.