Yes, my baby is kicking up a storm in utero to the point that it really hurts, with the skin stretching and all. I did some googling to see if this is any indication of his personality. No science to back it up, but a lot of personal experiences documented on forums tell me it does. Wild fetus = Wild child. Sadly, these soon-to-be-parents mention how they are “afraid” of an energetic child. This angers me! They should be excited to have an energetic child, and if they don’t have an energetic child, they should do everything it takes to encourage being energetic.
Do these parents care about having a child that is going to grow up to be strong, independent and successful? An energetic person is someone who is physically active, speaks up for themselves and won’t give up. I want the kid who talks back to me, play all day and explores.
But sadly, these selfish parents seem to want the meek, subservient, pushover types because they just care about making their own lives easier and nothing else really. Yet these children are punished by the same parents when they don’t succeed in school or in the real world which require the opposite characteristics. They want to put in as minimal effort as possible in child rearing. The “easier” it is to raise the child, the “better” this “good” kid will be. The more mute, lifeless and agreeable, the better. These are not the parents that have any interest in their children’s future. So then why do they bother having kids? These are the lazy selfish parents that just want to use their kids as an accessory for compliments on social media. Or they probably have some disney 1950’s vision of what a family should be like. Or they had the kids by accident and try to sustain an easy life for themselves. They are probably the parents whose first choice is to throw their kids in front of a tv to get them out of their hair rather than making them participate in sports and other extra curricular activities.
I’m not entirely sure all the purposes people have for parenting. In my view, parenting should only be about doing what’s best for your children and their future. Anything else is foolish and evil.