My Children Are Not An Extension Of Me

Some of you might now know this, but I am the happy and proud dad to a 27-year-old daughter and a 23-year-old son. But this post is not about them, it’s about parents who think that their kids are really an extension or carbon copy of them. You see, they really have to finally realize that their kids are also human beings. That they are individually created. That they have their own body and brain. Just like we did when we were growing up, they will make mistakes as they learn about life and the world we live in. 

The whole point that I’m trying to make here is, that no matter how good we believe we are as parents, the final decisions are in the hands of our kids. You see, just like my parents and their parents before them, I have given my kids hundreds, who knows, maybe thousands of advice. But the whole thing is. Do they or will they follow them? I can only assure you, that maybe, just maybe, they will follow a hand full of them. But the whole thing about being a parent is, that I know where they come from, because I’ve been there. I keep in mind that when I was young, I was also naive and stupid sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that my kids are stupid, I’m just saying that they want to learn the ropes on their own. One thing for sure is, that as a parent, I don’t and will never breath down their necks, in the end, they will do as they please.

With that said! I am Audi 5000 y’all! 


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