It's OK for parents to play the "because I said so" card, writes Suzanne Perez Tobias from Kansas.
My wife and I do not have children, we have pets. This means the "because I said so" only gets us a blank stare and a request for more food.
When did a parent's authority become so usurped? It seems as though every 12 year old has a phone, tv and a computer with an internet connection and a webcam in their rooms. You can no longer tell a child to be quiet. Ill mannered children run amock in public places, their guardians oblivious to the mayhem caused by their spawn.
"I said so, now do it."
Parents, please say that to your children. The world will be a better place.
Note: This is a "classic" entry from August. I recently spent what seemed like an eternity on an airplane with two devil spawn with an oblivious mother. So I felt there was a need to get this out there again. I also heard an ad on the radio that mentioned you should spend more time being your kid's parent and less time being their friend.
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