How Differently Do You Parent Your Kids Than How Your Parents Parented You?
Did you disapprove of some parenting techniques used by your own parents and resolved to not follow them when parenting your own kids?
Quite differently. I hug and kiss them more. I put less pressure on them to be "perfect". My parents did the best they could and I do the best I can.
I'm a lot more laid back. My parents were young when they had me and only just starting out so they had a lot of pressure to keep a roof over our heads. I don't have the same stresses they did, but that's thanks to them providing well and giving me a good start in life.
I parent my kids the same way I was parented... But in totally different circumstances! I am raising my boys in middle America suburbia-house, public school, married parents with regular jobs instead of roaming around in a teepee with hippie parents. Different circumstances, but interestingly enough, same values.
As much as I love my parents; I definately parent in my own way rather than theirs. I over-cuddle my daughter to make up for lack of cuddles growing up. I'll never let my girl fall asleep on a pillow full of tears...
I think that my parents taught me just as much what not to do by doing it and what to do by not doing it, as the other way around...
But they did instill values and morals which I definately try to pass on; but never in the same way.
by chaunatye 6 years ago
Why don't kids respect parents anymore?
by nightwork4 11 years ago
Do you think parents are trying too hard to be friends with their kids instead of actual parents?i don't think parents should be friends with their kids but rather be parents who show their kids what is right and wrong.
by NGRIA Bassett 12 years ago
We demonstrate and teach our kids to maintain physical health, how well do we model the importance of boundaries, balance etc.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 11 years ago
It truly amazes me when overprotective parents lament how immature and irresponsible their adolescent and/or near adult children are. Didn't they realize that they were partly responsible by their intrusive and controlling parenting in making their children childish, puerile, and...
by chaoticpsyche 9 years ago
Every day I see some of the most stupidest people having children. Usually, at least it seems to me, those with less intelligence keep having child after child, often when they cannot afford them. I sometimes think it would be better for all if there was an IQ requirement for having children. I...
by Peeples 9 years ago
Does having moments where you want to strangle your children make you a bad parent?Never acting on it of course.
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