According to the popular Scary Mommy blog, parents should never say the sentence “My kid would never do that.” The truth is, your child probably would do that—and you will be in for a pretty big surprise if you’re not prepared. “It’s ever so easy to sit back and witness life from your shielded sidelines, thinking your family and your children are immune to the temptations and desires that plague the rest of us,” MelissaFenton wrote for Scary Mommy. But that illusion will shatter pretty quickly. In reality, your kids will inevitably make mistakes. “Kids will be kids will be kids,” Fenton says. “In simple terms, kids aren’t capable of making adult-like decisions because they are kids.”If you have made this major parenting mistake lately, don’t beat yourself up. Taking the phrase out of your vernacular will teach your kids (and your family!) an important lesson: How to make mistakes and grow from them.
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