This goes along with yesterday’s post. A parent by definition is “a protector or guardian.” Let’s break it down even more; a protector is one who protects or defends. Think of a mother bear and her cubs in potential danger.
A guardian is a person who preserves. To preserve something means to keep safe from harm or injury; to protect or spare. See below:
Notice how mama is all up in their business and looking around. These little cubs seem pretty alert, but not all cubs are. Like this little cub:
Totally taking a snoozer, but the mom is business. Come at her kid, see what happens.
So basically our job as parents is to keep our children safe from harm or injury, whether that injury is physical, emotional, or mental. We need to do everything within our own ability to set up boundaries for our children regardless of what other parents are doing. Values people!