No! Not my child, he would never do something like that.
Are you that parent who thinks their kid is an angel all the time? Well behaved, friendly and gentle around other kids? Your toddler has never ever hit before, never!
Or as an older kid, doesn’t talk back, has amazing manners and always says the right things?
Yeah I thought so.
Perhaps it’s time to stop the smug attitude that your children would never do something like that or do anything wrong because of your perfect parenting.
Gasp! Oh no, not MY child!
A 2010 study in the U.S. says that 96 percent of the nation’s parents think their kids are pretty well-behaved. Can you say, DENIAL???
No child is 100% perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. So any parent who says “my child would never ever do that” is deluding themselves.
Most parents are not willing to admit then that their child doesn’t always behave as an angel. They do really think they have the perfect kid and will not accept that they can do wrong. Or they simply could be turning a blind eye, pretending like they don’t see the misbehaviour.
These parents could be setting their kids up for a big fall. I can understand that parents want to protect their child from failure and disappointment. But in doing so, they fail to realize that those are often the most valuable lessons they could learn.
It’s also important for those parents to admit when their child is in the wrong, take the opportunity and turn it into a positive by teaching them how to change their behaviour.
Have you ever come across parents who think their children can do no wrong? How did you deal with it?