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How To Raise A Brat (Part 1)

As we start 2021, I wanted my first blog series to be about things that we seem to be the best at when it comes to parenting. So, here we go. How to raise a brat. This is a 10 part series. No, I’m not joking. It will really be 10 posts. Maybe more if I come up with new ways to fail at parenting along the way because I am really good at this. Oh, and yes, you should do the opposite of these things. If you didn’t know that already, I’m not sure our ministry can help you.

Disclaimer: This series of posts is written in jest. If you cannot respond to sarcasm, please don’t read any further. 😉

How To Raise A Brat

Step # 1— Never let your child cry.

Start teaching your child at a very young age that they can get whatever they want by just crying or “acting out” as they call it. To be honest, you don’t even have to teach them to cry. That comes naturally. You just have to teach them that it works. When they cry, find out why, and then fix it, immediately! Never make your child wait to have their needs or wants met. This will build a sense of self dependence that can only be devastating in the current society that we live in. If they ask for a snack, never say, “I’m working on supper, can you wait another 30 minutes?” This will produce a patience in your child that we cannot allow. Your child may say something like… “I want this toy, now.” It’s true that you may not be able to afford it, but you must if your child wants it. Especially, if they start screaming in the toy aisle at Walmart. This is when you must cave to their whims. Remember, the lasting affects on your child are not worth the short term embarrassment this will cause you now. We must keep our children happy at all costs. How will our children ever learn to reach their goals if we don't give them what they want immediately?

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