Do As I Say – Not As I Do! #MoralQuestionOfTheWeek

Category: Moral Question of the Week, Weekly Columns


Are you a parental hypocrite? Do you tell your kids the dangers of smoking or drinking, while holding a cigarette and beer? How about something less obvious – do you NOT wear a helmet when you ski or ride a bike while demanding that your kids wear one? I see this ALL the time when I ski and it makes me nuts! Very simply, are YOU a parental hypocrite? Own it if you are and work to change it. Remember that your kids SEE everything you do.

Dangers of smoking

If you smoke weed “secretly” while telling your kids the dangers of smoking pot, do NOT delude yourself that they do not know what you’re doing? This week’s Moral Question of the Week is less a question than a strong admonition to talk the talk and walk the walk. Do NOT be a Parental Hypocrite! Your thoughts are welcome, below…


  • jack43

    My son once wrote a paper about me as part of a school assignment. It shocked me. He seemed to be complaining about all the rules that I had until I reached the end and discovered that my rules, as far as he could see, applied only to me. Now there’s an interesting twist…

    • Bruce Sallan

      WHAT does he say now @jack43:disqus about your rules? Does he see the wisdom you gave him?

      • jack43

        Who said anything about wisdom?

        • Bruce Sallan

          @jack43:disqus – what was I thinking?!

  • Vicky

    Yes, I am a hypcrotie I quit smoking but I still guilty of a being a social smoker. My daughter caught me and read me the riot act in front of the family.

    • Bruce Sallan

      @crazedmom:disqus – “Owning” that was worthless to your daughter…good for you!

  • David W.

    Quite an interesting topic.

    • Bruce Sallan

      A rare non-comment @disqus_dU5ulU60s7:disqus ???