Wednesday, April 7, 2010

TWO CHILDRENS: COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

From the Abusive and Dysfunctional Home:

The child comes home from school and says
"Guess what, mom and dad? I got a B in school today! The parents say, "Why couldn't you have done better. Are you an idiot?

The same child comes running in one day and proudly states
"Mom, Dad, I mowed the lawn for you". The parents say, "Did you forget to put the garbage out, stupid?"

The same child gleefully announces to his mother,
"Mom I did all the dishes and cleaned the kitchen to surprise you!" The mother looks angrily at the child and says "Yea, and I bet you probably broke something and I know that you didn't clean your room, you are such a rotten child!"

While across the street the same scene...

From the Functional and Non Abusive Home:

The child comes home from school and says
"Guess what, mom and dad? I got a B in school today! The parents say, "Wow, fantastic son, we know that you did your best and we are very proud of you". Here's a big hug as a reward.

The same child comes running in one day and proudly states
"Mom, Dad, I mowed the lawn for you". The parents say, "Thanks, what a very thoughful child you are. I'm so glad that you mowed the lawn because it was getting long. We're so proud of you."

The same child gleefully annouces to his mother,
"Mom I did all the dishes and cleaned the kitchen to surprise you!" The mother looks lovingly at her child and states "How thoughtful and considerate you are. I really appreciate you doing all that and you did a fantastic job. You are so wonderful and we're very proud of you."
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