This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, 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: ""

Show Details
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 or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
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)
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.
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)
jump to last post 1-7 of 7 discussions (8 posts)

As a parent, what did you swear you'll never do, but now do it?

  1. CarlySullens profile image95
    CarlySullensposted 5 years ago

    As a parent, what did you swear you'll never do, but now do it?

    Maybe you told yourself you will never mother or father the same way your parents did, but once you had children of your own, you are finding yourself doing exactly what you swore you would never do.

  2. Scent profile image65
    Scentposted 5 years ago

    Nope! I am totally the opposite of how my parents were and its a good thing. I beat the statistics

  3. WritingPrompts profile image74
    WritingPromptsposted 5 years ago

    I swore I'd never spank my kids - ended up spanking them both, but at least not as a habit.

    Lots of other minor things too, it just looks different when you are a parent.  I wasn't ever going to yell, or hurt their feelings, or tell them they couldn't do anything because they were too young... I was going to play with them every day after work and listen to all their stories and take every complaint seriously. I'm sure I've broken every resolution I made about parenting when I was a kid at least once.

  4. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    I wish I could be more original....but in the words of the great Erma Bombeck:
    "...then came the patter of little feet, and forty million words to eat."
    Honestly?  I don't have my own children yet, but I find myself becoming my mother with other children in the family!

  5. xanzacow profile image73
    xanzacowposted 5 years ago

    I swore I would never say "because I said so!". Since then I have said it many times.

    1. Li Galo profile image76
      Li Galoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me, too!  I think it's okay to do that because if you explain all the reasons, in the end, the answer still boils down to "because I said so."

  6. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    OK...for this old Great's all Past tense.......but, being completely honest, Carly.........During the years I was "being raised," I recall being rebellious now and then and downright angry at other times.......and typically, thinking my parents were every awful word I could think of.    I surely would be a better parent!!   
    Well.....I was and am so much like BOTH of my parents, especially my mother...that my 4 adult (parents themselves now) sons have taken to calling me by my mother's first name.
    If I was still that young, uninformed kid who thought her parents were "mean,"  I might take offense to being called my mother.  However, as a mature adult all came to light.  Many many aha moments.   My parents did what they did, disciplined and taught as they did.......100% out of love, concern, responsibility and duty.   Their "ways" might have stood some polishing...but....they definitely did the very best they could and I am certain of this...........So, whatever I thought I might "improve upon".....perhaps I did....while making my own original mistakes.  ALL parents make them.  period. 
    If my sons have their be it.   I too, did all that I did from sheer love and devotion to them.  If they were going to sue, they've have done it by now, I'm sure.. lol 
       They are happy, healthy, well-adjusted, successful members of society.........Just lucky?  Hell, no.   I had a bit to do with that and I will take the credit, gladly.  For any pain I caused them, I apologize and ask forgiveness.....for it would never ever have been intentional.
    I see them now as parents and I have not a single doubt that they are much better parents than I was.    Isn't that called evolution or progress or "the way it goes,"???   
    Such is life.  BTW....being a grandparent ROCKS!!

  7. Li Galo profile image76
    Li Galoposted 5 years ago

    My mother was a spanker - I'm not.  She didn't yell - I do.  She didn't discuss things with me (like body changes and life) - I talk about these topics with my kids.  She had little time for me - I spend about 8-10 hours of awake time a day with my kids, including homeschooling them.  She didn't make me feel loved - I know my kids feel loved by me.  The one thing she did that I do is say "because I said so!"  But I don't think that's too bad a crime.  I consider some of the differences generational.  Some were conscious choices I made to be a better parent.

    I thought my mother was such a bad parent that I cut ties with her when I was 25 years old and never spoke to her again.  I don't regret that.  There were other reasons that led to that decision, one being her extreme religious views and harassing me about going to hell because I wore pants!  But there were other serious issues, too.  I have been told countless times how mellow and flexible I am so I don't feel in danger of suffering the same fate she did.