Parenting is one of the most difficult things in the world. You have this tiny person who depends on you. A person you must watch grow into this not so tiny adult. All the while you must feed them, clothe them, make sure they stay clean, house them, educate them, etc. At times they do not allow this to happen. They will fight you, and often times, they will win.
One popular belief is that your parenting style is already set in stone. It is your race that decides what kind of parent you are.
Latino/Mexican/Hispanic parents are absent. They tend to yell a lot and be a bit helicopterish but they are loving as well. They may lean towards abusive but in a way that their children joke about later in life. They are all about family. Not as accpeting of uniqueness.
Caucasian America parents are smothering. They strive to be their childs friend first and a parent dead last. They are the fun ones. You can get away with murder. Literal murder and they would still root for your success. They are not smart and should not be trusted. This is due to the fact that they seem perfect but are quick to disown children. They do not value family but inside value appearance.
Asian parents are prone to abuse. Like white families they have a tendency to disown their children for various means. They care more about work and grades then anything else. There is no time for fun with them.
Black parents are the poster child of abuse and neglectful parenting. They do not care about their children at all. Actually they are pretty quick to beat them for looking the wrong way. Like the rest above they can have their good moment but it is so rare. They also value appearance but it goes hand and hand with strength. As long as you are not caught by those in charge, you can do anything. From selling drugs, being a bully, to outright mudering and torturing people. A black parent will protect their child at all cost all the while punishing them for being born.
These are fucking sterotypes. But they are so ingrained into american society that we are ok with that. Black parents are already seen as a danger to their children well before they are even born. White families are seen to be a mistake. Perfect but still a mistake in the making. Asian parents are seen as though they are preparing for an academic war. Hispanic/Latino/Mexican parents are probably the only ones seen in a decent light but even they are assumed to be absent all the the time and abusive.
These are stereotypes we allow to exsit. No one is trying to change then at all.
I am a black mom to a biracial little girl.
I admit I freaking suck at being a parent. She just went to bed today without dinner.
Cause I took her to church and struggled to keep her entertained as she screamed her little head off every time someone dared look her way. Of course this was the last 30 mins or so. Still she pooped herself out, refused to eat dinner, and instead went to bed.
I am not doing this with a guide. To me not eating before going to bed is horrible.
But it is a mistake many parents make.
I can tell you about one time my daughter went to take a poop. I guess she got lost cause she ended up going into her room and taking a giant shit in a bucket. She hid that bucket then went to wipe her butt. Since there was piss in her potty (yes she made it to the potty to pee) I assumed she farted in her room. I didn’t find the poop bucket to close to an hour after. I had sprayed something in her room to kill the smell. It worked for that hour but came back. So I went to investigate and saw the bucket.
Now here is the part where most people would assume I went sterotype black on her mocha ass but I didn’t. Instead I sat her down and talked to her. I made her clean the bucket and she wasn’t allowed to play with toys for a few hours.
I am a black parent but I am not a sterotype. I am not a statistic and my race should not condemn me as one.
I know many parents would have spanked or even beat the shit out of their kids for that. Not me!
What is found above is how I have seen people describe each race and their parebting styles. Of course these are told to me by people who are bot of that race. If they are that race then they are joking about how they survived this or that.
I mean yay you parent beat you euth an extention cord and you lived to see another day. Sucks to so though that others did not.
Abuse is not funny at all.
Saying one race is a better parent is not right.
Your race doesn’t automatically win you parenting points.
Your past, your surrounding, your support system is what decides your parenting style.
If you grew up in an abusive home it does not mean you will automatically be a horrible parent. Nor does it mean you will automatically be a good parent. There are so many factors that are in play in deciding your parenting style. So why the fucking superman do people think that race is one of them.
I have met some wonderful parents and I have met some shitty parents. I can assure you that race wasn’t the decuding factor.
So…why is this ok?
Why is it ok to sterotype someone as being a shit parent?
Why is this normal and accepted by everyone?
I do not rightly know but it needs to stop.