kind of feeling low right now - page 2

hitting a point where the parents and their threats are becoming just too much. Im not raising your kids, I am raising my own. Im here to care for them while they are in school. Im here for... Read More

  1. by   Kayauhs
    Look to nature for all your answers. There is a reason that Volcanos can never be contained, why tornados are free to cross the plains of Oklahoma and why lions were given the tremendous roar God endowed them with. Expend that angry energy so you don't carry it around with you.

    When you encounter these rude, ignorant beasts in the human realm, just step back in your mind. Enjoy an out of body experience. Understand that these horrific creatures are not of your world and belong in another. Then, take great pity on their children. Imagine how difficult it is to grow up in a house where your parents are so stupid and souless and ugly inside.

    Take care of yourself. It isn't wrong to look for a different job.
  2. by   Farawyn
    *girl crush*
  3. by   wondern
    Good for you and your vent. Just curious what threats you get from parents?

    I'm not a school nurse though have worked lots of peds. I like lurking the school nurses forum. I bet a lot of that is really economic/geographical dependent but then wth do I know?!

    When you say entitled selves like their parents, I feel like you're wanting to say spoiled rich kids but are holding back. Maybe it's just me.

    Do poor addicts kids act the same way? Just wondering.

    Is it society in general and the whole concept of politeness and consideration for others just gone out the window with some of our leaders fine examples???
  4. by   Cattz
    Quote from wondern
    Good for you and your vent. Just curious what threats you get from parents?

    I'm not a school nurse though have worked lots of peds. I like lurking the school nurses forum. I bet a lot of that is really economic/geographical dependent but then wth do I know?!

    When you say entitled selves like their parents, I feel like you're wanting to say spoiled rich kids but are holding back. Maybe it's just me.

    Do poor addicts kids act the same way? Just wondering.

    Is it society in general and the whole concept of politeness and consideration for others just gone out the window with some of our leaders fine examples???

    Actually, In my experience, it is across all socio-economic levels. Parenting, in general, is just waaaaay different these days. (And for the most part, it's not a good change, just MHO).
  5. by   WineRN
    Quote from Cattz
    Actually, In my experience, it is across all socio-economic levels. .
    This is how I feel too. Little ones across the board have this need for instant gratification and both them and their parents don't know how to handle chronic conditions.

    But I feel our parenting as a whole is on a swing back towards a better middle ground. My sister is 10 years older than me, and her friends were all apart of the positive reinforcement/minimal discipline/treat them like adults mindset with their kids. Those kids are mostly in high school now and they have NO respect for any adults, because they never have had any limits put on their actions. And they are all addicted to technology, but that's a whole separate can of worms.

    I feel like most of my favorite parents this year are my kindergarten parents. They trust me when I say their little one is avoiding class by reporting stomach aches, follow through with teaching and consequences at home and they have their kids that say thank you after seeing me. Most of the other mom's of young ones that I know are trying to ride the line between common sense discipline and positive reinforcement (myself included).
  6. by   wondern
    Intersting. Thanks. Instant gratification is a tough one sometimes even for big people.

    I swear sometimes the head bang emoji just disappears!

    which makes me want it even more...right now! ...instant gratification!
  7. by   wondern
    Quote from WineRN
    ...Most of the other mom's of young ones that I know are trying to ride the line between common sense discipline and positive reinforcement (myself included).
    Sounds like a winning plan to me. Thankfully, I think this is what my kids do with their kids too.
  8. by   Mango Juice
    Am I the only one who thought you were talking about blood sugar? For that, I recommend 15 g fast acting carbs
  9. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from wondern

    Is it society in general and the whole concept of politeness and consideration for others just gone out the window with some of our leaders fine examples???
    This attitude persisted WAY before 2016. Just sayin'.
  10. by   wondern
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    This attitude persisted WAY before 2016. Just sayin'.
    You are quite correct. Way before!
  11. by   palli
    The entitlement is across the socioeconomic board. The threats come in the form of in these exact words"Go ahead Nurse call Child protective services one more time and see what happens to you".. okay, if you dont stop kicking your child and allowing your boyfriend to kick your child, then I wont have to call child protective svc,
    Administration backs me, Im good with that, I'm just thinking...after 20 years as a nurse and 10 plus as a school nurse (not making a whole hellava lot) is it really seriously worth it and please dont jump on me saying...yes the kids are worth it. I get that part, I'm just realizing it's just so seriously hurtful sometimes
  12. by   GmaPearl BSN RN
    Sending you a hug, palli.
  13. by   theyhaveapill
    Later, one of those kids will come back and tell you that you saved them. All of our little acts of kindness and caring make big waves.

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