Parents please help!!!
Brenda

Clarksville, TN

#1 Jan 13, 2013
Would anyone say that it is perfectly acceptable to party around your young kids? Like ages 5-11? Would you say that it is acceptable to also let those same kids stay up until 11 on a school night? Would you agree or disagree? Also, what is your definition of a "good" home environment for children of this age? I am doing a study so please only answer with honesty! Thanks :)
Lakisha

Madisonville, KY

#2 Jan 14, 2013
it is not acceptable
children who are raised in that environment, you would assume, would be more likely to pick up the same habits as their parents. They may even start drinking early, or using recreational drugs early due to being around it, and thinking it is an acceptable social behavior. But it is most certainly NOT the way children should be raised.

also kids should be taught responsibility. A bed time is necessary for kids to be able to function properly the next day at school. Eleven is way too late for me to even get up happily at seven am for school. and im 20! so i cant imagine how kids must function during school.

a good home environment would be one that is comforting, supportive, and friendly but one where parents set the rules and children are expected to follow those rules! Children should always understand rules and consequences are in place for their own well being- and not to hurt them or make them upset.
brenda

Grand Prairie, TX

#3 Jan 14, 2013
Brenda wrote:
Would anyone say that it is perfectly acceptable to party around your young kids? Like ages 5-11? Would you say that it is acceptable to also let those same kids stay up until 11 on a school night? Would you agree or disagree? Also, what is your definition of a "good" home environment for children of this age? I am doing a study so please only answer with honesty! Thanks :)
it is perfectly acceptable, unless you want to live in china.
momof2boys

United States

#4 Jan 16, 2013
I also do not find "partying" around your kids acceptable. They should not see their parents behave in such a way. Dads should act like the men they want their sons to become or the men they want their daughter to marry and Moms should act like the women they want their daughters to become or the women they want their sons to marry. That may be part of the problem. So many parents today don't worry about their kids. They are selfish and immature and either want nothing to do with their kid or want to be their kids "friend"
11pm is an unacceptable bedtime for a 5-11 year old. We aim for 9:00 pm at our house. My kids are 8 and 11.
Hope this helps.
CCC999

Cleveland, TN

#5 Jan 19, 2013
Parents must be parents and guide their children each and every day. Lead by example and it is imparitive that children know that there is always an open line of communication. There must be consequenses for bad behaviour and parents are not friends. Once they become adults the parent/child relationship will naturally transition and mature into more of a loving friendship as well that has a strong foundation based on love and respect. If a parent crosses that line the respect is lost. It is child abuse in my opinion to party with your children and allow them to be exposed to adult situations. Childhood is so fleeting and in these times it seems kids grow up way too fast. It is our job to protect them from harm and love them enough to risk them being angry at us for disciplining them and setting boundaries. JMHO
Dick Weed Magee

United States

#6 Jan 19, 2013
Why dont you people parent the way you think is best .. Every household is differant !!!!
Stay at home mom

Lampasas, TX

#7 Jan 20, 2013
Clarksville and everywhere should stand up and make a club to and for our children if we stand together we are strong but alone we are weak , our schools our Justus system and parents who don't care TO many children are falling , it's time for some one to catch them !!!!!
CCC999

Cleveland, TN

#9 Mar 7, 2013
CCC999 wrote:
Parents must be parents and guide their children each and every day. Lead by example and it is imparitive that children know that there is always an open line of communication. There must be consequenses for bad behaviour and parents are not friends. Once they become adults the parent/child relationship will naturally transition and mature into more of a loving friendship as well that has a strong foundation based on love and respect. If a parent crosses that line the respect is lost. It is child abuse in my opinion to party with your children and allow them to be exposed to adult situations. Childhood is so fleeting and in these times it seems kids grow up way too fast. It is our job to protect them from harm and love them enough to risk them being angry at us for disciplining them and setting boundaries. JMHO
Why is my comment judged as nuts, clueless and disagreed with? Grt real people! Partying with your kids, smoking pot with them and doing other drugs doesnt make you a cool parent. It makes you a bad parent. Your kids might think your cool for ahile but they will grow up and figure out how much you screwd up their childhood and lives. If people disagree with me on this then you must be those parents who are drinking and smoking and whatever else with your children so you can be cool. These type of people aren't parent but rather criminals.
CCC999

Cleveland, TN

#11 Mar 10, 2013
Cassius Chaerea wrote:
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I agree wholeheartedly with you. Anyone with common sense would. I wouldn't worry about their oppinions, obviously they lack common sense. Remember this is Clarksville. Hell, they're probably part of the problem themselves.
You are so right about C-town!
ABSOLUTELY NOT

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Apr 4, 2013
Are you seriously asking if its ok to party around your kids!!!!!that is a prime exams of why we have babies having babies.i totally agree with lakisha.lady if u have to ask if its ok then you don't need to have those children.
Specifics please

Central City, KY

#13 Apr 27, 2013
Brenda wrote:
Would anyone say that it is perfectly acceptable to party around your young kids? Like ages 5-11? Would you say that it is acceptable to also let those same kids stay up until 11 on a school night? Would you agree or disagree? Also, what is your definition of a "good" home environment for children of this age? I am doing a study so please only answer with honesty! Thanks :)
It depends on how you define "partying" and how often.

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