Parenting with teeth

I’m no parent. But I do like to give random parenting advice to those who are. Purely on the basis of having once been a child.

Dear parents. Please smack your children, keep them disciplined, train them to respond to a series of whistles (no joke – Robyn’s uncle has done this, it’s fantastic), think they’re the greatest thing since sliced bread, drive them from one extra-curricular activity to the next, feed them good stuff, feed them bad stuff, breast feed them until they can walk, talk or run… well, maybe not that one – and feel free to overshare about their toilet training as much as you like… just please, please don’t post a video of their drug induced stupor on the Internet – or do anything that may come back to haunt them as an adult… like making them use this dummy (found here):

Yes, it may look hilarious. At first. You may want to show all your friends how cute your little angel is with big buck teeth… but they won’t thank you for it later. Trust me.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

5 thoughts on “Parenting with teeth”

  1. Hey, I used to do the brochures for those guys. They have WAY MORE far far worse than that particular one.

    Yokel anyone?

  2. I love the fact that according to the packet it would be perfectly acceptable for me to wear one of these.
    My teeth do a good enough job on their own, but I could wear one if I wanted to.

  3. I admit I spent much of yesterday reviewing Campbell family home video and I may have been embarrassed about some of the things my parents not only encouraged us to do – but filmed us doing…

  4. Nathan, don’t you understand that it is a parent’s primary role to make record of cute, but potentially embarrassing, things their children do?

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