I read an opinion article in The Star Press recently that said women have gained power everywhere in life, but they have lost power in the home over their children. In some cases I can see what the author means. He said women have become weak when it comes to raising their kids. They ask questions like, “How about helping Mommy clean up your toys?” Instead of just telling their kids to pick up their toys. Not all mothers are like this, but I can see his point. I see mothers in the grocery store who don’t tell their kids no. When I was younger, my mother would tell me no and there would be no discussion. Parenting has become a lot more sensitive in general, making sure that there is compromise between the parent and the child. Maybe things would be better if parents had the ultimate authority, and mothers stopped worrying about hurting their children’s feelings.
What do you think?