Parenting and Guilt.....
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|Thu, 06-12-2003 - 1:16pm|
So, what amazes me are these parents who feel guilty saying no to their children's request for things etc. I was talking to someone at a dinner party a while back who was talking about how she just can't say no to her kids (I think they are around 6 and 7) She ws going on how she feels guilty etc. I asked her why and she really couldn't give me a concrete answer other than she doesn't want to see them sad so on and so forth. I got the impression she didn't really know why she said no. Anyway, I was telling her how I felt no inkling of guilt or remorse if my child asks and I say no (he is 3) She looked at me like I was some freak of nature because I didn't feel these supposed inborn feelings.
So I ask....What is the flippin deal with guilt over saying no to our children. If your children are well provided for and have what they need, WHY would someone feel guilty saying no to that new gameboy game.
Or maybe I am the meanest mom in the world. :)