If you could have a do over raising your kids, what would it be?

Jump to Last Post 1-17 of 17 discussions (19 posts)
  1. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Knowing what you know now where would you have placed more emphasis and where would you have placed less?

    1. advisor4qb profile image76
      advisor4qbposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would have never let my children play video games, no matter what my husband said.

  2. abcd1111 profile image55
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    I would be more patient and I would be better at really being in the moment with them.

    Mine are both in college now. When they were little that seemed so far away...

  3. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Hard to say, since I didn't raise them past their respective ages of 5 and 2.  Up to that point, wouldn't change a thing.

  4. profile image0
    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years ago

    I would of never let myself leave for 5 months to find a better life, I still say and stayed in touch with my daughter, and I did get back with her father..but I found a worse life and now have to live with the consequences of what I did and not being there 24/7 like I had always been , through the good and bad with my family..

    at least I learned the grass is not greener and I know where I belong...

  5. TINA V profile image75
    TINA Vposted 8 years ago

    The Early Stage from birth to childhood plays an important aspect in the development of a child.  This is the time when you form the values of your children.  They tend to be influenced more by their peers when they enter their adolescence.  However, they are more ready to face the outside world alone if they have formed good family values.
    This is just a nice information to share. Have a great weekend! :-)

  6. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 8 years ago

    Believe it or not I would'nt change a thing.  Lord knows I didn't do everything right.  Probably not even 70%.  But it turns out what I did right paid off.  I have five sons that have never been in trouble from day one.  The two oldest have gone to college on a free ride.  The younger three look like they're headed the same way.  I can't take much credit.  Working in law enforcement for the past 25 years all they've heard growing up was the bad side of society.  Guess they didn't want to head down that road.  They have an incredible mother.  Truth be know, she undoubtedly the reason!

  7. h.a.borcich profile image58
    h.a.borcichposted 8 years ago

    I would have left alot more fingerprints and smudges stay on the walls smile
    Really, my son is a great young man and we are very close. He doesn't think I couldv'e done anything better than I did in hindsight, and he attributes that to the many "I'm sorry's" I spoke through the years.
      Rather than wishing I could do any of it over, I try to focus on what I can do with him today.

  8. akirchner profile image95
    akirchnerposted 8 years ago

    I would have concentrated less on their activities and concentrated more on what they were thinking and feeling - but then as in all things, isn't hindsight always 20/20?  I have a feeling that given the circumstances and all that we both invested in raising our children emotionally and mentally, we would probably end up doing the same things all over again.  I think the most important thing is that they knew they were loved and cherished as people so that has to be a good thing somewhere along the line as they grow up - I hope.

  9. pmccray profile image77
    pmccrayposted 8 years ago

    I would wait until I was adult enough to have a child.  My only regret is that I was a working Mom most of my sons life, I felt I should have bonded more with him during his formative years. My son has truly made me proud, never one bit of really bad trouble and turned out to be a wonderful loving man despite me.

  10. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I would have incorporated the belt

  11. Confused Mother profile image50
    Confused Motherposted 8 years ago

    I would of waited till I was older and finished college and matured a little bit more and less nieve so I would have been able to pick a better father.  My children are still young so I am sure 10,15, 20 years from now I will have a list.

  12. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    I would have forced them to watch less TV and eat healthier.

  13. profile image0
    AdviceDoctorposted 8 years ago

    Well.. I probably would keep them in cages until they reached the age of 21, even though none of them are that old..

  14. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Actually I am in a sort of unique situation when I do repeat the process 20 years later, armed with all my accumulated life experience and knowledge, and now I do this totally different. The main difference is now I do show them my love every second in every possible way smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      how beautiful misha. love to hear that from a parent. your children are very fortunate!!! smile  and so are you.

  15. gingeandhales profile image55
    gingeandhalesposted 7 years ago

    My kids are only 7 and 9, but one thing I would like to go back and do (or do now) is slow down time.  They are growing up way too fast!

  16. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    luckily I'm still raising my kids, 12 and 14 and I'm the youngest of six and learned a great deal of what not to do from my older siblings who had children much younger and many years before I did.  I try to remember I'm the lucky one who gets to impart as much positive as I can on them while they are in my care and enjoy them as adults down the road.  Great post thanks everyone for the great feed back.  smile

  17. profile image47
    ForYourInfoposted 7 years ago

    I will try to spend more more time with my kids and will look after their individual thinking also.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)