Thursday, January 31, 2013
"Because I said so."
The other day I saw one of those ecards that said something like "I'm the parent, therefore your argument is invalid." Really? Come on, now. Acquiring offspring doesn't come with a magical infallibility charm. None of us are perfect. And some people out there are quite unreasonable. Time and experience does not equal knowledge or wisdom. Let's remember that kids are people too, just younger peo...ple. Remember they have a fresh perspective on things. They may pay attention to things that we don't. Their reasoning skills can be much better than ours, because they haven't been conditioned to think the way we have. They call us out when we contradict ourselves. They seek the universal rules that govern us all. Let's try to pull the "because-I-said-so" card a little less, and give them their due respect and listen to what they have to say. We just might learn something.See More "