This is (publicly) a very unpopular opinion, but you’d be surprised how many child-free individuals & honest parents agree…… some parents are massively entitled.
Whilst I really am an open minded person who believes everybody should do their own thing, I really despise entitled parents who believes that everyone should be as enamored with their children as they are….
Having children is a lifestyle choice, as is not having them, and I’m fine with both….but not when parents believe their special snowflakes should get special treatment & any concession because they’re so wonderful & why doesn’t EVERYONE see it??.
Being a parent obviously isn’t easy, but unless you are a victim of abuse or have no access to birth control it’s a CHOICE…..a parent’s choice….so, please, do not expect everyone to give concessions to your children…. they’re your choice. Having children does not entitle them, or you, to preferential treatment.
From shrieking kids having a total meltdown in supermarkets, to kids kicking the back of your seat on a plane, and screaming kids in restaurants who’s parents are more concerned with checking Facebook than actually parenting, I’m now avoiding kids where I can. (This obviously does not include the poor stressed parents who try their very best to manage their kids behavior, where possible, they have my absolute respect…. raising a developing person can’t be easy).
It’s not the kids I dislike, having done various paid childcare jobs & spent a lot of time looking after my 3 nephews I think kids are cool, and I like hanging out with them.
However, parents who don’t seem to want to teach their children manners or appropriate behavior really really really piss me off….. or does the rest of the world not matter?….
Nothing I can do to change this, apart from watching (from a distance) how their lack of input is going to affect their kids behavior long term…….. kids look to their parents as role models, entitled parents produce entitled kids.
Kids who haven’t been given any guidance are going to grow up very unhappy when the world doesn’t bend to their will.
No doubt many entitled parents will be really angry about my opinions, but I’m really not alone here……. many people find uncontrollable children a pain. So, when your friends stop hanging out with you, avoid your free range children, tell you that their gathering is “child free” & when your children are disappointed and unhappy that society doesn’t bend to their will, don’t be surprised……