Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Friday, June 2, 2017

Flower Power and Respect

Hi, Third Grade!  Welcome to the art room!  Have a seat with the project that you started last week!  What?  This is not your project?  Uh-oh!  
Has this ever happened to you?  This is what happened when I got my classes mixed up.
Andy Warhol Flowers!
Move the wrong artwork off the tables.
Get square sheets of paper cut.
Put the paper out.
Let kids paint!

Flower Power, Below!
Flower✌🐤💮 Power and Andy Warhol remind me of hippy life and the 1960s.  Everyone knows that this time changed the world.  The world is still changing from the family unit and beyond.  I ran across the article shared by a friend of mine (Thanks, Linda Lane Watson) on Facebook😠.  As a teacher👩 for 28 years, I have seen a huge change in families👪.  I am "in check"✅ with John Rosemond on every point in this article.  Although I agree with his points, there are lots that will find the article offensive.  Why?  People do not like being called out on weaknesses.  John Rosemond's words are true.  I think that my generation, Generation X (1965-1979), started this trend and now it has gone beyond trend to be the norm.  Wake up, Millennials (1980-1995)!  Folks, you need to get back to some basic truths.  If you do not believe me, check out Proverbs 1 (8-9).  
8Listen, my son, to your father’s instructionand do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
9They are a garland to grace your headand a chain to adorn your neck.
 Do I want Callie and Rob wearing a necklace with my picture?  No, but I do want them to respect me.  Respect is so "key" to having a healthy family.  It is a big, scary world and we need to raise kids that have respect stamped on their hearts so they can make choices that will help them be successful in their lives.  As Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Sang, "Teach the Children Well".

Here is the article that got this post headed in this particular direction.  For more information about John Rosemond Website Click Here.

The Most Important Members of the Family?   John K. Rosemond on 
I recently asked a married couple who have three kids, none of whom are yet teens, "Who are the most important people in your family?"
Like all good moms and dads of this brave new millennium, they answered, "Our kids!"
"Why?" I then asked. "What is it about your kids that gives them that status?" And like all good moms and dads of this brave new millennium, they couldn't answer the question other than to fumble with appeals to emotion.
So, I answered the question for them: "There is no reasonable thing that gives your children that status." I went on to point out that many if not most of the problems they're having with their kids—typical stuff, these days—are the result of treating their children as if they, their marriage, and their family exist because of the kids when it is, in fact, the other way around. Their kids exist because of them and their marriage and thrive because they have created a stable family.
Furthermore, without them, their kids wouldn't eat well, have the nice clothing they wear, live in the nice home in which they live, enjoy the great vacations they enjoy, and so on. Instead of lives that are relatively carefree (despite the drama to the contrary that they occasionally manufacture), their children would be living lives full of worry and want.
This issue is really the heart of the matter. People my age know it's the heart of the matter because when we were kids it was clear to us that our parents were the most important people in our families. And that, right there, is why we respected our parents and that, right there, is why we looked up to adults in general. Yes, Virginia, once upon a time in the United States of America, children were second-class citizens, to their advantage.
It was also clear to us—I speak, of course, in general terms, albeit accurate—that our parents' marriages were more important to them than their relationships with us. Therefore, we did not sleep in their beds or interrupt their conversations. The family meal, at home, was regarded as more important than after-school activities. Mom and Dad talked more—a lot more—with one another than they talked with you. For lack of pedestals, we emancipated earlier and much more successfully than have children since.
The most important person in an army is the general. The most important person in a corporation is the CEO. The most important person in a classroom is the teacher. And the most important person in a family are the parents.
The most important thing about children is the need to prepare them properly for responsible citizenship. The primary objective should not be raising a straight-A student who excels at three sports, earns a spot on the Olympic swim team, goes to an A-list university and becomes a prominent brain surgeon. The primary objective is to raise a child such that community and culture are strengthened.
"Our child is the most important person in our family" is the first step toward raising a child who feels entitled.
You don't want that. Unbeknownst to your child, he doesn't need that. And neither does America.
Family psychologist John Rosemond:,
*About the Author: Rosemond has written nine best-selling parenting books and is one of America's busiest and most popular speakers, known for his sound advice, humor and easy, relaxed, engaging style. In the past few years, John has appeared on numerous national television programs including 20/20, Good Morning America, The View, Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect, Public Eye, The Today Show, CNN, and CBS Later Today.
The new Arcade Fire song "Everything Now" is us, world.  Great song, but kind of sad to me.😢  Arcade Fire, you amaze me again!

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