Originally Posted by cobalt327
As for "ripped to shreds by the usual suspects"- shame on all you “suspects” for not sugar coating the whole thing! You are supposed to coddle and sooth the OP! Forget about the facts and the hard lessons learned- don't you know it is all about warm, fuzzy PC?
I wish more people in life were "ripped to shreds," maybe then this whole "my mistakes are someone else's fault" and "I am entitled to have them take care of my problems" attitude would end.
Thank God my parents were some of the few who knew the right way to bring up a kid was not what was/is advertised on TV.
When I screwed up I got a lot of these --->
And today my kid gets them when he screws up, (which is far more seldom than most kids BTW).