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When Kids Go Wrong

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When Kids Go Wrong

What are we suppose to do, when our kids that we love - turn out wrong? We gave them birth, we gave them love, but somewhere along the line - that was not enough. When the kids are little they step on our toes, but when they grow up - they step on our hearts. What are we suppose to do? As parents; we want the best for them. We want to give them what we didn't have and what we can. We keep them close to us, but they grow up and think that they are their own boss. Not all the kids turn out bad. Some of them give their parents great content and make their parents proud of them. The ones that don't - who do we blame? When they go wrong and we know that we have tought them right, what can we do? Should we just grin and bare it, or just pray for them? They are our kids. We can't just abandon them...
Copyright 2006, by Lucilla M. Carrillo

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:19:00 PM

    I guess for some parents, it gets so bad that they have to abandon them in order to make them touch rock bottom (like kids who become druggies and steal from their own parents). It's a very difficult topic and I'm so thankful my own two did not cause me this pain!! good topic.

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 9:57:00 AM

    A heart felt write. Thanks for sharing...maybe we shouldn't throw blame at anyone?

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/14/2012 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jessica. I think you are right. We should all be responsible for our actions. Have a nice day. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/7/2012 12:16:00 PM

    A vexing problem Lucilla, sometimes it's the friends they choose that put them off the rails and there's nothing you can do till they see the error of their ways. Your poem will touch many hearts dealing with this enigma. LUv, Lizzie

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/7/2012 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Elizabeth for your nice comment. My Dad always use to say - If you don't take the advice that we give you than take the one that time will give you. Father time gives us great advice. lucilla
  1. Date: 5/6/2012 6:51:00 PM

    You write about a ubiquitous problem that has existed as long as humans have lived on the earth. You may never find the answer to your question.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/6/2012 6:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Robert for reading my poem. It is not easy to raise kids. All parents can do is try and pray real hard and hope that one day they will change, Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/5/2012 8:10:00 PM

    This made me think of my 24 year old son. When he was 17 he got mad and left home. He hated me for a few years blaming me for everything wrong with himself. But I prayed as you say and made myself available to him, even when he was so mean. He was always a good kid, but they are human and we all fall and fail at some point. He went to college and is an engineer now. He has a huge brick house with 25 acres. He came around but it took some time. Now his life is better than mine Thank God. ;) Red

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/5/2012 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi; thank you for reading my poem. I only had one daughter, but she has always been a hard head. i just pray that one day she will find her way. many blessings to you and yours. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/2/2012 5:09:00 PM

    i have no kids that i've been a round long enough to answer this question. but prayer takes control of the uncontrolable.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/2/2012 6:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks John; That I think is the best answer. Prayer has a lot of power. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/2/2012 4:58:00 PM

    Great truth that you have penned in this one..Enjoyed reading this eve..Parents and grandparents still love the child that when it gets grown steps on the heart..Praying and trying to understand leads the way for repair to come..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/2/2012 6:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sara. It is not easy to raise a child. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/2/2012 2:29:00 PM

    Hi! This the first time I'm reading one of your poems! (Thank you for your kind comments on mine!). It is very moving. I'm not a mother, so I can never empathise entirely, but I am a father X 3. And kids can make you worry, drive you crazy, but you can't help lovin' 'em... Your poem was inspiring! Terry

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/2/2012 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Terry, I am glad that you enjoyed it. I guess that this is the reason that we all write - to see if we can touch someone. many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/1/2012 1:52:00 PM

    pray, and love them.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/1/2012 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading. I do that everyday. many blessings. lucilla
  1. Date: 5/1/2012 12:26:00 PM

    You have already written my opinions, and I totally agree with you Lucilla. - Very well written!!!! Glad I "only" are a grandmother now.I love my grandchildren alot, but I will not raise them. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 5/1/2012 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I only have one daughter to, and now they have 2 girls and 2 boys - 8+12+12+14 - Thank you for visit and comments my poem Lucilla. - love Anne-Lise
    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo Date: 5/1/2012 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Anne; I only had one daughter, but it was not easy. She had five girls. They all have kids. They seem to think that I can solve all their problems and I think that I have already helped them enough. Now I need peace of mind. Have a blessed day. Lucilla