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Rant: Don't Take Good Parenting For Granted

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 24, 2014, 12:40 PM
Hi guys. Things are looking up a tiny bit, so I figured I'd take advantage of it and use the time to be online. Hopefully things will continue to get better from here on out and not take the downward route again. I know it will eventually, but...I'm thinking positively. Trying to. :thumbsup:

Anyway, I just wanted to write this to let some of my younger watchers and friends know that...if you have decent parents who love you, who respect you, and who support you, please don't let some stupid reason keep you from having a good relationship with them. Don't let shit like this...:

They took my phone away!

They won't let me talk to my gf/bf!

They don't like the way I dress and do my hair!

They don't let me get away with all the stupid shit that could get me in trouble!

...ruin the relationship you have or could have with them. You COULD have parents who don't give a shit. You COULD have parents who don't love you. You COULD have parents that don't support you in anything. But if you have a mom and dad who give you all that they can and try their best to make life good for you, please don't be a little asshole and kill that by ever hating them for a reason as dumb as the ones above. It's something you really don't want to take for granted. If you have a stable home life and parents that are decent and good, you have a rarity that many kids don't get this day and age with all the bullshit out there in the world.

It pisses me off when kids nowadays say how much they hate their parents just because they don't dish out shitty material possessions and money to them every time they ask for it. There are sooo many more things that matter than that new phone or iPad, you know. Consider your parents' needs as much as they consider yours, because if something happens to them, all you're going to have is that damn phone or iPad and it's not going to matter because the last thing you said to your mom or dad was 'I hate you.'

Of course, not all parents are good, and if your mom and dad abuse you in any way, whether it be physically, emotionally, mentally, or verbally, you have a right to feel the way you feel towards them. I really feel for all the people out there who don't know what it feels like to have good parents. Some kids have to deal with their parents coming home drunk and beating the shit out of them. Some kids have to go without necessities because their parents spend all their money on drugs. Some kids have to feel worthless every day because their parents don't care about them enough to say "Hey. You're a good kid. I love you." So the next time you're sitting on your bed, angry and sulking because you didn't get that material thing or your dad didn't like your rainbow hair and piercings, think about that. (I'm not saying any particular one of you is like this, I'm just speaking to the general public here.)

Yes, I get very, very angry at my mother and father. Every day. But I guarantee you it's not because they wouldn't let me buy that super cute shirt. I can buy my own shit, thank you. It's time some kids learned to do that, as well, instead of expecting mommy and daddy to pay for everything.

Also, think about the shit you do and why your parents may not want you to do it before you bitch at them for it:

Maybe your dad doesn't want you to get into drugs because you'll ruin your life and become an addict.

You're 14. Maybe your mom doesn't want you wearing that outfit and plastering ten pounds of makeup on your face because she doesn't want you to look like a child whore.

Maybe your parents want you to make something of your life, and that's why they ride your ass about your grades. Education is important, whether you want to believe it or not.

Maybe your parents don't want you hanging out with that older boy because he'll end up hurting you and getting you acquainted with the wrong crowds.

Think. That pinkish grey swirly thing in your skull? Use it.
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I know I sound like the old woman on the corner who shakes her cane at you and tells long, boring stories and lectures, but I'm just standing up for all the good parents out there.

Hating Parents by Its-An-Inferno

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AI-Dirkbot Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They won't let me talk to my gf/bf!
Does this count if they won't let me because they are homophobes?
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KittyArtPony Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, my parents don't really like the way I dress, are always on me about my endless bush of a hair and my grades, I have a flip phone (Which I just got a few weeks ago) an ipod, a laptop ,art supplies my mom and friends give me, my stuffies and figures, a collection, and my clothes. That's pretty much all I have. And I love my parents. They would cut off an arm for me if they had to, even though I have a motor mouth and am really forgetful ^u^ It's not like they abuse me or anything. I love how kids at my school are like 'OMG I H8 MY PARENTS! THEY JUST GROUNDED ME!!' yet.. They're posting it on FACEBOOK via their IPHONE FIVE. e-e Yet I don't get on facebook, too much drama llamas
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Dysfunctional-H0rr0r Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you!
I'm glad i'm not the only one who sees this.

I also love it when elder people tell me stories, pretty fun unless they tell it more then once but i still listen ^^
At least i can say though my parents taught me a few good things like 'respect my elders' and 'you don't need money to be happy'.
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ShadowIsStillAlive Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Much love to this. My parents are awesome! They may restrict my access to my friends and boyfriend sometimes, but I know they do it because there's something else they need me to do :) YAY FOR GOOD PARENTING!
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gattsby Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I totally agree with you in this.

My dad is emotionally/ verbally abusive to my mother because he feels that it is the husband's right to do so. Luckily, he often forgets that I'm around. So it doesn't happen to me very often.

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Cobalt-Punk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just passing through spamming Llamas and I spotted this, and I agree. I can't STAND those who hate their parents for stupid reasons!! When I was younger I got really angry at my folks for not letting me do this or have that, but I understood why they acted that way and what they were trying to do. I wish I did listen to them about the crowds I hung with. They made me do dumb things and I was extremely lucky I chose to pull my shit together my senior year of high school last minute to graduate with a 2.1 GPA. My folks were proud I got to walk across that stage, but I could see it in them that I should have done better. And I honestly wish I did. I know I disappointed them.

These dumbass kids/teens need to appreciate their parents more, because they really could have it really awful. Because I'm regretting how I used to act, and that was only a handful of years ago.

U___U This journal reminds me of my relationship with my own parents at the moment. But I may save that story for another time.
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CrunchTheAmazing Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ironic you posted this today :/
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AVA-1966 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Y'alright?
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CrunchTheAmazing Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not. If you wanna know more then I'd prefer to talk about it in private messages.
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AVA-1966 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll note ya.
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