Parents Respect Your Children

by Mariam C

I have an advice to give to all the parents in India. I know I'm younger to you all (with due respect to all the parents)...please never doubt on your children. It is a hell kind of feeling.

Please give freedom. Even if you are giving freedom, don't take it back. 'Cause who knows, maybe we are grown up enough to take care of ourselves. You parents always think that you are elder and you know life better than us. But you are wrong. Even we have learned many things and we girls know what is life and what are boys. I myself is a person who is very ugly looking, fat, etc. So there are no boys who like talking to me. But my mother always thinks that I'm going around with somebody, which is not true at all. The more I cry now, the more my mom will cry in future, only because she doesn't trust me! That's ok. I have no problems 'cause one day will come when my mom will come crying to me!

What all I have written in this story are all my true feelings. But I'm sorry if my sentences are wrong, 'cause I have no mood to do it. But still I'm doing it for all the parents to know in India. I end my story here. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

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Apr 28, 2009
You wrote well, Mariam...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You did very well stating your thoughts and feelings in English, which I gather is not your native tongue. While parents and elders do have more knowledge because of their years and experience, part of growing up is learning to make choices and decisions for yourself...and then living with the consequence of those choices. And parents must learn to let go and allow their children to make choices and decisions for themselves, as long as doing so does not put their children in danger. Respect goes both ways.

And just for the record, I think you are beautiful. You see, Mariam, true beauty comes from the inside; it comes from the heart. Physical beauty is only skin deep, but inner beauty glows; it will always outshine prettiness.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with my visitors and me.

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Apr 28, 2009
For generation after generation this sound advice from whoever especially coming from teenagers and young adults
by: maurice

This needs to be said Maraim especially in the world we live in today. With all kinds of disfunctional families around us in todays world. The Parents/Guardians of children need to hear this loud and clear. Respect for themselves especially Mothers bearers of these beautiful children. Then respect for the Partner,The Husband, The Fathers of their beautiful children once that is in place then they will pass it on to the child or children in order for them to respect them back for loving and respecting them for who they are. Darlene as always Mariam is full of wisdom and genuine loving of all her visitors in what she says to them in her comment. If she say your beautiful I've no doubt that you are. One must first acknowledge the prettiness of the feamle before seeing the beauty that is within them. How true Darlene puts beauty for us. Thank you.

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