america has sunk to new lows.
folks- it's ok for your kids to be told no. it's ok for them to suffer hurt and disappointment. it is not ok for you to insert yourselves into their lives inappropriately. what the hell do you think is going to happen when you teach them to lie and cheat to get their way? what do you think is going to happen when you teach them it's ok to bully and stalk people you don't like? protecting your children from harm is what parents are supposed to do. protecting them and shielding them from the ups and downs of life- is child abuse. you are taking these children and creating people who cannot cope in society and who then use violence and fantasy to navigate life.
here's an fyi- if you haven't grown up- you shouldn't be a parent. if you aren't willing to be a parent instead of a peer- you shouldn't have children.
parenting is tough. millions of people do it everyday and are marginally successful. i mean the amount of psychopaths we have is small compared to the sheeple at large- so someone is doing an adequate job. if you aren't up to the task- it isn't your right to take it on. just because you can procreate, doesn't mean you should have. if you have kids, step up. if you don't- give some careful thought about the world your kid will be inheriting. your kid might be the one on the receiving end of some of these "parents."