“I tucked my kids up in bed and said, “night night, see you in the morning,” and then we laughed and laughed and we saw each other sixteen more times before sunrise” ~ unknown!
During a recent trip to the Mall, GC witnessed a young child fall over. The child appeared to be knocked out for a few seconds, but his parents showed little or no concern. His mother, after hauling the child to his feet, continued chatting on her mobile (cell phone).
Was this tough love or simply indifference? We asked our readers to form an opinion.
When it comes to parenting, we all have our own way of doing things, what one parent believes is tough love, another will regard as being too soft.
We think much of it depends on our culture and where we are from, and importantly, the hand we are dealt, in other words, the kids we are given!
I enlisted a little help from the late cartoonist ‘Giles’ to showcase the British way of parenting.
Ahh yes, British Tough Love!
British children wreaking havok!
We British take Health and Safety seriously!
Like I said – it depends on the hand we are dealt!
School holidays and British Despair!
The British Matriarch on Mother’s Day
Some years ago while I was greeting the children at the classroom door, one of the mothers glanced toward her two boys and remarked “I always wanted kids, just not these two!”
Editorial Comments: Cartoon pictures scanned from my late husband’s collection of Giles Cartoons. Carl Giles 29.09.16 – 27.08.95. – Learn more about Giles
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 WordPrompt Tough Love from Weekly Prompts