11. Nobody cares about children’s/teens issues. “Well, it’s only going to get worse from here”. “You think school is hard? Have you ever paid a bill” “You’re just a kid you can’t feel this way”?
It breeds an emotional disconnect from parents and their kids. And makes kids feel alone in their emotional struggles, that nobody cares because they’re not adults and they don’t have “Adult Problems”.
12. “No backtalk.” Many adults use it as “you’re not allowed to challenge what I have to say.” Makes sense if it’s a cranky toddler being negative for negativity’s sake, but suddenly older children can’t question things or raise valid points of their own.
13. Kids are starting social media so early these days, and I think that’s very dangerous because it puts a lot of pressure on the kid to attribute their worth to their social media success. I also think parents are way too open with their social media when it comes to their kids, and it’s totally a violation of the child’s privacy, which some parents will never admit.
14. To repress their emotions. It will only cause them to bottle them up and accumulate them to the point of exploding in an instant.
15. Probably not harmful, but in Kindergarten we were prohibited from playing soccer because it was “too dangerous”. We were Kindergarteners. We probably would stand there and kick the ball, not go full-on FIFA or sh*t.
16. Boys don’t cry.
17. Little girls get told all the time that boys are bullying them because they like them.
18. If you have a different opinion than someone, you hate them and that’s wrong.
19. You show me respect first because I’m an adult and have authority then I choose whether I should show you respect no other way!
20. Making children hug or kiss someone (usually a relative) that they are uncomfortable with is not good. The child may just be grumpy and or not wanting to show affection or their warning bell sensors could be going off and they do not know how to communicate that. Plus forcing them to hug/kiss sends mixed messages about personal/physical boundaries and affection itself.