Monday, May 3, 2010

Top 10 list...

I love blogging and reading other people's blogs, but I can't figure out why I am such a bad blogger! I think it has something to do with lack of time...I have been so busy with work lately that when I get home I just want to hang out with Mike and watch a show or read for pure pleasure! Another reason could be that I don't have a whole lot going on that might be interesting to everyone else...but here's my attempt at being entertaining...

Here is my top 10 list of things to NEVER do/say to or about your child-
(as said/done by one of my clients at some point while I was working with them)

10. "What does she need rules for, she's a child?"

9. "I honestly think my child (5-years-old) is a future serial killer."

8. "Sometimes my kids drive me crazy because they won't let me just be a teenager." (Said by a 16-year-old mother of 2.)

7. "I pull her by her hair when she's out of control because it's effective."

6. "One of these days you're gonna wake up and I'll be gone because you will have put me in a coffin because of your bad behavior."

5. "She doesn't like to hear the word, 'No' so we don't say that around her."

4. "We don't use any form of discipline. Do you think that's why she's so out of control?"

3. Mom: "I can't understand why he thinks it's okay to hit when he's mad." Me: "How do you discipline him?" Mom: "Usually smack him across the face."

2. "I can totally understand how some mothers just snap and kill their children, and then regret it because they can't take it back."

And the number one thing to never say to/about your child:

1. "The thing you do best is make people miserable!" (said by a Mom to her 9-year-old daughter).

Oh yes, very sad but true, these exact comments have actually come out of the mouths of some of my parents in my presence...and then they want me to "fix" their children! Never a dull moment in my job!


  1. Wow. That's heartbreaking! I experienced some of that when I was teaching. I learned so much about what not to do as a parent.

    As far as the signature, I followed the directions on this link. I had to play around with it for awhile, but finally figured it out.

  2. Wow! Is it any wonder our schools are getting to be such hard places for teachers to teach. Look at what they have to put up with?!!? Not just challenging kids, but parents!! Thanks for the blog address update! This fixed it :)