I know that I don’t have any children of my own, but I just can’t stand seeing children acting like they are grown.
I mean, you’d be hearing children that are minors saying “I’m grown”, “Nobody’s gonna tell me what to do”. But to make matters worse, you even got kids that be cursing a lot, listening to that dirty rap music and watching music videos, and yes, being on the internet talking to grown men not knowing they’re ex-cons, pimps, or pedophiles.
What’s so screwed up is that real parents can’t spank their kids anymore and you even got parents trying to be a child’s friends. Since this is a new generation where parents can’t spank their kids no more, exposing them on social media is the only way to teach the wannabe-grown-kids a lesson. If that’s not good enough, have the parents send them on a field trip to a county jail and a funeral home. Basically, that’ll be a good way to give them wannabe-grown-kids a reality check.
If the kids watched Disney’s ultimate classic The Lion King, pay close attention to the lessons it teaches them. Take Mufasa and his son Simba, for example. When Simba was a young cub, he called himself trying to be brave like his father Mufasa by being disobedient and putting himself and his friend Nala in danger involving a mess with the hyenas at the elephant graveyard. Of course, Mufasa was disappointed with his son but at the same time, Musfasa was terrified about losing his son, and he taught Simba that being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble. To me, that makes total sense. This ought to teach the kids that being grown doesn’t you go looking for trouble, and honestly, that’s pretty much what Mufasa was teaching Simba.
A month ago, I tweeted: “I wish these little girls would stop lying about their age, stop acting like they’re grown, stay off of the internet! I can’t stand looking at pictures of them come up missing because of that!! Parents need to teach them how to read Psalm 23 and say the Lord’s Prayer!! #realtalk”
Here’s what I remembered: when I was young, my mother, my father and my late grandmother whupped me, but majority of the whuppings I get were from my mother. One night, I came home from Bible drill team practice, she torn me up with a switch and when she was satisfied, she made me pray a prayer. I have to admit, I hated it when I get whupped. But now that I’m a woman full grown, I started to understand why I’d be getting a whupping on my backside, and it’s because of what my Bible tells me:
A spanking and a warning produce wisdom, but an undisciplined child disgraces his mother (Proverbs 29:15).
Every parent should understand this Bible verse: Train a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not turn away from it. (Proverbs 22:6) It’s like Prophetess Juanita Bynum’s mother Katheryn Bynum said: “You’ve got to do it the God-kind-of way, and if you don’t do it the God kind-of way, you get a whupping. It’s no use of going to church shouting and speaking tongues and leave your children by themselves doing what they want to do.” To me, Mother Bynum does make a strong point. What she mean by “doing the God-kind of way”, she did the following with her children: Mother Bynum get the WORD down in them first, and when she get through, she’d put the belt on their backs. That’s her way of driving the devil out of them! That’s exactly how my mother did me!
As I look at a few videos about parents putting their kids in check by exposing them on social media, I’m a firm believer that it’s a good idea. But of course, there are parents who doesn’t have no control over their own kids, they’ll be the main ones who be like, “You’re shaming your kids. You shouldn’t do that. You should try being your child’s friends.” That’s basically what’s wrong with those type of parents; they’re trying to be a child’s friends by letting them tell the parents what they’re going to do, never mind about what the parents say. And the worse part is you got parents defending kids that are rebellious to them. Mother Bynum also state that the children can’t be the mama and the daddy, and if their parents are the mama and the daddy, they better stay the mama and the daddy. Even Tyler Perry’s character Madea said in the stage play I Can Do Bad All By Myself, “How are you going to be your child’s friend? When they help you pay the light bill or the phone bill or the rent, then y’all can be friends.” Even Madea said this in the movie Madea Boo Halloween: “Parents are trying to set you on the right path. Parents are not perfect, they make all kinds of mistakes, and when you start trying to make them perfect, you mess up thinking that they are. They are not God, they are parents, and they’re trying to do the best for you. Your parents ain’t lame ‘cause they tell you not to go out, not to be texting and driving—all that stuff is bad.” That truly makes total serious!
As I conclude, I’d like to leave you with this: It’s always the parents’ job to love and protect their children the way God would want them to do. But if the parents don’t discipline their children in a Godly way, the parents are going to be the ones who’s going to pay the consequences. God didn’t put parents on this earth to be a child’s best friend. He made parents and friends separately for a reason. Parents are meant to guide children and teach children, and friends are meant for a good time. Rely on what the Bible and always pray because that’s the only way to lead and guide the children all the way.