Day 19: Disrespecting Parents

Even if my mom didn't read my blog, I would still say that it's important to respect your parents. Well, to a certain extent, at least.

I think that every person comes to a point in their life when they realize that their parents aren't perfect. This can be really difficult to learn, and I think sometimes people rebel against their parents, using any little mistake as an excuse to be disrespectful.

Now, I'm not saying I was an angel child; far from it, in fact. I was a spoiled brat who didn't appreciate what my family did for me. Looking back, I feel badly for the way that I treated my mother and grandmother, who definitely didn't deserve it. But the past is the past and I am trying to live a better life now. That's all I can do.

Questioning your parent's authority is a rite of passage for all teenagers, but there's a fine line between finding who you are as a person and putting other people down in the process. It's a balancing act, and finding that balance can be tough.

There's not much more to say about it. So that's all for this post.

I will be back a little bit later to post my exciting new blog hop, so keep a lookout!

Much love to all of you {especially my mom},


onlyvic said...

my mom and i have a lot of ups and downs as a mother-daughter team. and ever since, iv used blogging to pour my emotions and love for her though she's not able to read it and i'd rather not let her read it.. but i always tell myself, that someday she will be proud of me. =)

Rebekah said...

My parents and I never had a hard time until their divorce a year ago. That has made our relationship awful, but we're working through it! It wasn't so much me disrespecting them, as much as it was painful to be around them.

Joelle said...

Relationships with parents can be really difficult, and so I definitely understand where both of you are coming from. My parents were never married, so I don't know what it's like to see them go through a divorce, but I imagine that it's really hard...I would hope neither one expects you to choose a side or anything.

I guess it's just a part of life though, and we can all help each other to get through the tough times.


Anonymous said...

i totally agree with this. children these days have so much entitlement. good manners, in my book, will always get you far. i wasn't always as put together when i was young, you know, like all teenagers, i was a little rough around the edges, but i remember posting a while back saying that i wish i'd been nicer to some situations with my parents.