So, there I was stumbling along on an unrelated subject when this parenting article popped up on the screen about the steps we parents can take in order to, at the very least, lower the odds of our children growing up to be stars on Cops by pointing out the so-called mistakes we are making.
Most are superficial pieces of fluff for the Suburb Set, but one really pissed me off. According to the article, the sixth mistake we make as parents is failing to install religious faith in our children.
It is critical to give your child a faith or a belief in something. You do not have to have a definite religion, but a faith in something greater. It might be God, Buddha or simply a greater force. Also you do not need a specific religion to teach your child about kindness, sympathy, understanding, love and compassion.
The article, of course, leaves off the mistake of willfully teaching our children to be bigots that consider people who do not believe in “something greater”to be bad people who’s children are going to grow up to be unkind, unsympathetic, unperceptive, hateful and unfeeling.