Sunday, May 1, 2016

Parents Who Are Worse Parents Than You

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because HE CARES FOR YOU. Be sober-minded; be WATCHFUL. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. RESIST him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have SUFFERED a little while, the God of all grace, who has CALLED YOU to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself RESTORE, confirm, STRENGTHEN, and establish you. To Him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen." (1 Peter 5:6-11)
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CONTENT WARNING: Some of the following pictures are extremely offensive!!! And some probably (we can only hope) are staged as a joke that couldn't possibly be less funny. Reader discretion is strongly advised.
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Please keep in mind that my ideas of "bad parenting" and "good parenting" might differ from yours, and I do not mean to offend anyone. While I had originally intended this post to be on the humorous side, it ended up kind of making me angry. So it might just make you angry. Sorry. But the end point remains the same: to help chronically ill Moms understand that if we are doing our best as a parent, sick though we may be, we are doing fine in the big scheme in this baptism-by-fire, trial-and-error, unique-to-every-mom-dad-kid-and-situation, most-important-job-of-our-lives thing we call PARENTING. So keep going. Don't give up, and don't beat yourself up. With the help of God, your child will be okay, even if you have to be a parent from the couch or from a hospital bed once in awhile (so long as you are not doing any of the following).

Your kids know you love them more than life,
and that you are trying to get better for them.

*** SOME OF THE WORST PARENTS EVER ***


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*** SOME OF THE BEST PARENTS EVER ***

This Mom & Dad got tattoos of their daughter's birthmark.




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This girl bullied another online, so her
parents had her sell the technology she used to do it
and donate the money to the UK charity "Beatbullying."
WIN!

If my child bullies another publically, you'd best
believe public shame would be part of their punishment.
I am a firm believer in walking a mile
in the other guys' shoes.
 
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Another unique form of punishment
that seems to be working. 
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You think you're sneaking in
after curfew? Think again.


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Social Media is a danger zone.
When temptation becomes too much,
take it away.
WIN WIN!!!



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Gratitude is not innate. It has to be taught.
Sometimes the hard way. WIN!


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"Indeed, all who desire to live a GODLY LIFE in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. BUT as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how >>> FROM CHILDHOOD <<< you have been acquainted with the SACRED WRITINGS, which are able to make you wise for salvation through FAITH in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for TEACHING, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, and for TRAINING in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:12-17)