Parents Are Stricter On Older Kids

Well,  well, well, its about time…  Science has finally confirmed the obvious, that parents are more strict on older kids. The article from Popular Science offers some insight as to why parents discipline older kids more severely than the younger ones.  It states that parents do this because it keeps older kids in line while deterring the younger ones.  Then as the older kids move out and the younger ones misbehave, the parents grow tender-hearted because soon all their kids will have moved out of the house.  As they have fewer and fewer younger children in the house they find it harder to engage in ‘tough love and don’t follow through on threats, therefore lessening their ability to discipline.  As a result, the youngest child, knowing they can get away with much more than their older siblings, are more likely to be spoiled, bratty, and involved in risky behavior.

Well I know for a fact that parents are more strict on older kids or the firstborns, yet I disagree with the theory offered.  I believe as parents first start their parenting journey they are overly cautious and over protective, thereby being very strict on the older kids.  Yet, as the older kids grow up and come out fine and dandy then the parents try to achieve the same results without the same high level of fights, stress, etc…  Also, in some cases they now have extra help around the house. with the older kids assuming some responsibilities.  That is why I believe that the younger kids have an easier life, less fights,  and most importantly more benefits or benefits at an earlier age.  So, for all you younger siblings out there, I think you should most definitely thank your elder siblings for the benefits and perks you have.


Popular Sciene Article – Science Confirms the Obvious: Parents are More Strict with Older Kids

The Exercise Your Spirit 5K Run

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. ” (1 Cor 9:24)

Nomahegan Park - Cranford, NJ5k Run LogoOn Saturday, June 14, 2008 St. George & St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church of Jersey City, NJ hosted The “Exercise Your Spirit” 5k Run! It was held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford, New Jersey. It was a beautiful sunny day with the temperature at 88 degrees.

We were blessed by our Reverend Fathers, Fr. David Bebawy and Fr. Anthony Basily who came and attended. We raised over 7,000 dollars in pledges and donations to build our new church. We had a huge turnout of people to support our 57 runners. There was in attendance around 150 people for the race and BBQ. The winners each received an Ipod Shuffle for the tremendous feat they accomplished.

The Winners

First Place for the Men – Ashraf Hanna. Go Uncle Ashraf!

First Place for the Women – Diana Misdary

First Place to Raise the Most Money – David Bebawy

Thanks to all those who planned, worked, and labored for this event to be such a HUGE success! A special thank you to our priests for supporting us and a really big and special thanks to Mr. Antony Gabriel for his vision and leadership to bring this fund raising idea to life.

Watch “Start of the EYS 5K Run”, posted with vodpod

5k Run Group Picture

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more about “The Exercise Your Spirit 5K Run“, posted with vodpod

His Holiness Has A Succesful Surgery

His Holiness Pope Shenouda III has successfully undergone surgery in Cleveland to repair a broken thigh bone. The Surgery lasted one hour Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III is expected to be hospitalized for one week and then will get physical rehabilitation. (Scroll down for Statement from the Cleavland Clinic) (Click to Read the Story)

Let us continue to pray for the health and well being of our honored father, Pope Shenouda III. May the Lord grant him health and healing and may the Lord keep him for us for many more years and peaceful times. Amen.

CLEVELAND, June 12 /PRNewswire/ — “H. H. Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the sea of St. Mark, underwent a one-hour surgery at the Cleveland Clinic this morning to repair his broken left femur after he suffered a fall. The surgery was successful and he is recovering well. He will remain in the hospital for approximately one week and then receive physical rehabilitation as a part of his recovery,” said Wael Barsoum, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.