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YOU have nicely described your parents. You are one of the people who do not have anything bad to say. You are an appreciative child. However, YOU avoided the context of the question at hand. Please ANSWER this question.
i did answer it. They did nothing but encourage and support me. there is no bad thing so no worst, and most of my generation will agree, we were taught we could be whatever we wished if we were willing to work for it.we expected nothing to be free
I WOULD have rebelled and insisted on taking the college tract course. Secondly, I would have DISOWNED my father for interfering with my dreams and goals. No one is going to tell ME which path and goal I should have.
I like your spunk, Gmwilliams! My father was really a wonderful man and my problem was thinking that wonderful men were always right and I was wrong. (It took be about 50 yrs. to figure that one out !!! :)
Ah yes, the story of many peoples' lives. Children have certain goals and lifepaths that they want to follow. Alas, there is the interfering and intrusive parent who decides that the child's lifestyle is wrong and his/hers is correct. Sad indeed.
Yes. As a result, I ended up in a job I really hated for a while. Then I was completely confused about what to do next! Taking away a person's ability to make a decision makes it very difficult for them to ever confidently make a decision.
Someone once told me you have two chances in life for a happy family life - once when you're little and then when you create your own. May you're second chance have turned out WONDERFULLY, Duffsmom.
You know that is true. My husband and I made conscious efforts to have a happy family because or our own childhoods. Our kids had a great upbringing. Thanks for you perspective--I appreciate it.