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Email of the Day: My Kids Know I’m the Head Of The Household

By Dr. Laura on January, 31 2023
Email of the Day: My Kids Know I’m the Head Of The Household

I’m the proud mother of seven children. My husband left ten years ago, so I’m the head of the household. My children will never be. I established that from the get-go. If they look at me funny, back-talk me or call me names, we have a problem. I make the rules and I will not consult or negotiate those rules with them…..ever! They are to be respectful with their elders and watch their language and behavior around them and small children. They are not to come home and tell me how mean their teacher is. I expect them to understand her perspective; she has to put up with 35 yard apes every day. She deserves a huge reward just for showing up.


I teach my children to be responsible for their own behavior and actions and never address an issue until I have a clear understanding of their contribution. They are to eat what is put before them and be grateful they have something to eat. I love them enough to teach them about life and its rewards and consequences. If they learn to deal with them, they will be well-equipped in life and I’ve done my job. Oh, and if they don’t like me at least ten times per week, then I know I am on the right track as their parent!



My Kids Know I’m the Head Of The Household


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