Kids Today

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

It's got to really be hard on the young people growing up in todays age.  The age where moms & dads either don't marry or don't stay married.

They are born from one night stands, or relationships that don't last.....or born to parents who cannot and will not stick it out with each other because divorce is such an easier and less prideful option.

I am not preaching this, because I have been married before I married Billy.  I have children from past relationships.  I have no children with my husband.  He has children from past relationships.  We blend our families together and we seemingly make it work.

My oldest children, seem fine & pretty well adjusted - but they were raised 99% with me, with little to no contact with their father.  The other three remaining children between me and my husband have different lives.  Two go back and forth weekly from house to house and one stays with us during the school year & with his mom during the summer months.

When I sit down and think about situations they are trying to overcome, or difficulties they are having in school or socially I think-is this because we are all so scattered around from house to house?

I look at families that are together still with both parents (no step parents/no splitting time) and my kids SEEM better adjusted then they are...but are they?  Am I blind to what's really happening?  Am I thinking to much in to something that isn't an issue?

I just want to be a good parent, and see my children thrive & help them along the way if I can....and hopefully I can-and hopefully my choices (and the choices of their other parents) don't hold them back and keep them from growing!

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  1. We should have talked about this...you are an exceptionally good parent. It doesn't take a house with a picket fence and a complete biological parental unit to raise well-adjusted kids. It takes love and patience and respect -- which you have shown and expected from your children.

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    1. Thank you for saying so! As you know, it's hard work. I miss them when they are gone too, which we did touch on for a bit today lol <3

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