My eight year granddaughter recently told me that some parents “do bad things” to their kids, and that’s why they don’t’ live with them. It was a great teaching moment. I saw an opportunity to share the importance of learning to control their little tempers.
Fortunately there’s an increase in parenting conferences and classes to help the otherwise untrained parents learn to lead, guide and cope with the surprisingly different little people that live in their house. However, there’s still not a Defensive Parenting 101 that gives you a discount on your insurance when you complete the course.