Are all parents hypocrites?
7 things I've noticed about parenting and double-standards.
Most of us vow to never be like our parents. We promise that we won’t treat our kids the way they treated us or use the same (annoying) phrases. But alas, the double-standards and terrible sayings slowly creep in.

Here are a few that I’ve observed:

"No sweets/chips before dinner, you'll ruin your appetite!" But don't mind me as I finish off this slab of chocolate.

"Yes, you must go to Sunday school." I go to church too! It doesn’t matter if it’s only on Christmas Day, Passover or Eid.

"Stop fighting with your brother!" No, I'm allowed to shout at your father. We're married.

"Patience is a virtue my darling..." But why won't this idiot driving infront of me go any faster?!

"Stop asking so many questions!" But why didn't you tell me about your outing? And why did you hit your brother? And why...

"Eating healthily is the only way you'll keep that figure." And I'll start my diet tomorrow. Okay, maybe Monday.

And the worst of all: "Do as I say, not as I do." I don't care if I happen to smoke/drink/swear. YOU'RE not allowed to. Why? Because I say so.

Do parents have double standards for themselves and their kids? Is that wrong?

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