This may seem like a debatable topic, but let me just quote answers from this wonderful Quora Q&A that I generally agree with:
Children do not owe anything to their parents, purely by virtue of the relationship of parenthood.
Any adult, who believes a child becomes indebted due to the act of raising that child, is ill-prepared to raise children. That parent will end up with a child who is resentful of the parent.
Nothing from parenthood itself. People choose to become parents because they want to be parents, and not in an effort to do the kids a favor. […] But of course parents deserve the same courtesy as every other human being: if they treat you well, they deserve to be treated well.
Growing up, and even as a parent now, this topic still seems to be #UnpopularOpinionPuffin material.
If you want a better argument against tech use, it’s that hours spent on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat could lead you, as a parent, to have to deal with issues surrounding body shaming, bullying or even predatory interactions with those much older, at a younger age. […] While we criticize children for focusing too much on their electronic devices, I’d argue that the real criticism should fall firmly on us, the parents.
– Bryan Clark, “Think kids are using their devices too much? I think they’re not using them enough“
L. R. Knost, a best-selling parenting and children’s book author, really nailed it on the most basic yet often overlooked aspects of parenting.
Here are some of her impactful words of wisdom that we parents may already know about (instinct, right?) but oftentimes forget and remember only after the damage has been done: Continue reading Children are not problems