A Real Man Spends Time With His Family

April 6, 2021

My kids are great. They are really good people and are very loyal and loving to everyone.

But you know what? They are humans and they are still teenagers.

As such, they have interests in the world and hobbies.

Sometimes this means watching youtube or playing video games.

For years, I have been saying that we are not raised that way.

We are raised that if we do not have our own hobbies, we must do things with our parents or we are being bad.

What does it mean to be bad? What does it mean to be bad to our parents?

Man in white and red plaid dress shirt and white pants standing beside white front load

I always thought that it was bad to be bad to your parents, but I have no idea if that is true.

You say that as a kid you have to do what the adults say. In reality, most of the time they are doing what they are told because their job is to raise you.

Even then, there are times when you get bored and start to rebel.

And you see, kids are teenagers for a reason. No parent can be around their kids every minute of the day.

That’s not what parents are for. This is also why there are times when kids do things that are bad for them and do not appreciate it.

It is not always a matter of, I did not want to go to that party. It is a matter of, I am not going to have fun at the party. I am going to just take it easy and relax.

 The point is, in a family, parents cannot always spend all their time with their kids

This is just the nature of life. Also, kids need to learn to spend time by themselves.

You might ask, so what? What about the good old days when parents didn’t even let their kids go to sleepovers or sleepover parties? It is just a different world now.

Spending time with your kids or your parents is not a sign of being bad. In fact, I think it is a good idea. I think kids should learn to spend time with their family.

Sure, there will be times when they are not with each other but that is okay. In the end, what they should learn is that spending time with your family is a good thing.

Do not forget that you were once a kid and you did things that you did not want to do. The most important thing is that you never stop doing what you love to do.

If you want to spend time with your family, then that’s okay

Father sitting with baby near black mother organizing clothes

Just make sure that you don’t spend the majority of your time doing things that you don’t want to do.

One time my oldest son went to a friends’ house. He stayed there the entire day. He did not come home until 7 in the evening.

I was starting to get worried. Finally, around 8:30 at night, my son walks into my room and he was in the most torn-up mood.

He said he got in a fight and started to cry. He then asked me, “Dad, is this a good time? Can we talk?”

When he asked this question, I got up and hugged him. I told him that it was a good time.

I sat down on the bed and he told me what happened. The friend had asked him what he was watching on the television and he was not happy about it.

His friend got angry. He ended up slamming my son on the floor.

It took him a while to get over it. But what I realized is that he has to learn to stand up for himself.

This was a good learning experience for him

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He learned that he cannot just do what his friends say.

It took him a while to come out of the funk. It did not happen all at once. By the time he left my room, he was smiling again.

I asked him if he got his scolding and I was glad to hear that he did. He said that he had to put up with my temper.

He said that I did not like it that he did not go with his friend. I told him that he had a choice.

He can either go with his friend and be angry with him or he can stay with me. He chose to stay with me.

I have to admit that I was a bit upset that he did not go with his friend. But I realized that he was more mature than I thought he was.

I also learned to stop being overprotective. My son grew up and he did not need me as much as he did before.

He understood what it was like to be in a different family. I was really proud of him. I wish I had listened to him more.

I know that you want to spend more time with your loved ones. You must spend as much time as possible with your family.

That is your job as a parent. You are teaching them right from wrong.

You are showing them that being there for them is more important than doing whatever you want.

I did not know that it took my son to teach me that lesson.

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