If you had a son or daughter...would you want him/her to become exactly like you

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  1. LailaK profile image72
    LailaKposted 7 years ago

    If you had a son or daughter...would you want him/her to become exactly like you? Why?

  2. lovelife08 profile image60
    lovelife08posted 7 years ago

    I want my daughter to be her own person.  If she wants to be like me, that's okay.  If she wants to do her own thing, that's okay too.  It is my job to guide her in the right direction and teach her about my morals and values.  Eventually, she will grow up and mold those morals and values into her own, and she will use them to teach her children.

  3. onegoodwoman profile image74
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    There are no sons born to me,

    but there are three daughters..........

    each of them, while even in their youth,
    have surpassed me.............

    this is the thing that I wished for....

    it is the wish and goal of every parent, that our children have more, do more, dare more, than we have had the gumption to do.

    It is what I invested in them., as the keepers of..tomorrow.

    I find them, well qualified to lead, and to carry on my best intentions.

    In short, No, I do not want my child to be like me.........I want her to be better.........pulling me onward in my old age.

    I so trust her.........as she once, in her babyhood, so trusted me........

  4. Jen Johnson profile image61
    Jen Johnsonposted 7 years ago

    I have two daughters and one son. Even though both of my daughters want to be like me, it's my job to help guide them to being themselves, their own person. They need to have their own interests, they will have their own hobbies and talents that make them happy, and they should be encouraged to explore those things for themselves.

  5. Ramsa1 profile image59
    Ramsa1posted 7 years ago

    I have three sons and they're nothing like me. This is good because I want them to be better than me. In any case no two people are alike in all ways.

  6. DRobinson63 profile image61
    DRobinson63posted 7 years ago

    I would want my daughters to be better then me by learning from my mistakes and also to be independent people who contribute to society with ambition and goals , of course I will love them no matter what they decide to do just hope for a happy and full life.

  7. maxravi profile image53
    maxraviposted 7 years ago

    If they really want to be like me, I have no issue.But I leave it to them what they want to become.Frankly I will love If they will be not like me, but much better from me.

  8. Tracy Lynn Conway profile image92
    Tracy Lynn Conwayposted 7 years ago

    I love all of the answers that I have read here so far which have to do with allowing each child to find themselves.  I believe as parents we can help guide our children to finding their own direction in life.  I think making them aware of the many possibilities and diversity that life can help them find where they might want to go.

  9. mathira profile image85
    mathiraposted 7 years ago

    I like when my daughter has the same positive outlook towards life like me, but i always tell her that she must be better than me and not to be a xerox copy of me.

  10. ThroughGlass profile image60
    ThroughGlassposted 7 years ago

    I have two daughters, and H e l l NO.

    I don't want my kids to be ANYTHING like me.. I'm not exactly the well rounded role model that they should follow. However I am their mother, so yes.. they will follow me in some ways i suppose. I just want them to grow up happily, and be their own people in society.

    One is enough of myself...

  11. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 7 years ago

    Not exactly like me no, because I have flaws which I hope they don't.  Nobody will be perfect, but I do hope they will strive to be the best in God's eyes that they can.

  12. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 7 years ago

    I don't want my daughter n son to be like me but unfortunately they do have my bad habits which i regretted that i did not control myself from doing so. My hubby has been complaining to me for the past 15 years for these mistakes, still i couldn't stop myself. I want them to do well in their studies n future life, at least better than ours

  13. catchpennyfashion profile image60
    catchpennyfashionposted 7 years ago

    No. I think every person is unique and I'd want my children, if I ever have any, to be their own person. I wouldn't expect anyone to be just like me. Everyone makes their own mistakes and has their own life experiences that shape them into who they are. And although I'd like to teach them values so that they have a base to make decisions, I wouldn't want them to be like me.

  14. profile image56
    jenifer-d-cornishposted 7 years ago

    There are a few things about myself that I would love my sons to take with them throughout their lives, however, I feel that no matter where you are in your life or what it is you are doing, or how great it all seems to be, you can always do better! I hope that my boys do better than what I've done.


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