Our parents are the major parts of our lives. Regardless if they’re our biological ones, foster parents, or a guardian family or friend. Depending on how they raise us, normally reflects on how we think and act. And hopefully, it’s the correct way.
Being here at camp and looking at who all I’ve seen, you could say I’m really disappointed. Now I’m not saying that the kids aren’t being raised properly or the counselors. Just a lot of their actions make me question what it is that they have been taught.
Kids – These guys and girls are our future. They can be the ones to help better society when they grow older. But the first part of growing up, is getting the right guidance from the parents. Granted, a lot of parents don’t have the best habits in the world. Such as; smoking, drinking, cussing, neglect, and a few of those other “bad” habits. Yes, I am saying that those things do affect how a person is raised. Because what you do, makes them want to believe that they can do it to.
Parents appearance for how they dress can also be passed down to them as well. Dress well, and the kid usually wants to be semi-close to about perfect with their parents. Dress slightly clothed, and your gonna find your kid possibly mixing with the wrong crowd. And no one likes cliques or groups. They are really dumb and ridiculous. A lot of kids can’t get into them either because of small certain factors. It’s best to stop those before they even start. Take initiative into the kids life. It’s more of a guarantee that you’ll notice something is different and possibly wrong with them, than if the parents didn’t give a hoot at all.
Now, a lot of kids as they grow up say they wanna be just like their parents. Or some say, “god I’ll never be like them.” Unfortunately to their minds, they are them. They are no one else, but who their parents normally are.
Please remember to love your kids. Teach them the proper ways of living. Clothed, washed, respectful, courteous, mannerly, and all of those other great things. It will pay off. Turn dreams of greatness into reality.
It all begins and ends, with you.