dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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dreadedcandiru2

On adjustment and other hypocrisies.

Of course, the most irritating thing about all of this talk about adjustment is that we never see an adult meet his or her child half-way. This, of course, is because doing so seems to be perceived as having been defeated by the children and surrendering the absolute authority over them implicit in being a parent. The most telling example is the total failure of Greg and Connie to adjust to Lawrence's outing himself. They might talk a good game about how accepting and tolerant they are but Greg still treats Lawrence like something that the cat dragged in and Connie is to this day bitching about never being a grandmother; if that's tolerance and acceptance, I'm Voldemort. I mean, these are people who can't even adjust to April telling them that yes, she WILL be down for dinner as soon as she straightens up her homework without shrieking about being disrespected and threatening her with physical force so we have to deal with the fact that the parents are a bunch of worthless hypocrites.

The problem, of course, is that when the children call their parents out on never being the least bit willing to do anything like that, we get grumbling, wailing about wild animals and buffoonish yelping about princesses owing to the whole 'never admitting they're wrong' thing that they do.
Tags: child rearing disasters, lynn versus children
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