If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?

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  1. jolinabetts profile image67
    jolinabettsposted 11 years ago

    If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?


  2. RunningDeer profile image68
    RunningDeerposted 11 years ago

    I wish my mom had tried harder to get me to stay with violin lessons.  It's one of my few regrets in life that I quit.  How pretty it sounds!

    1. jolinabetts profile image67
      jolinabettsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! you could have shared that talent with your kids for sure! Your mom has a good taste for music

  3. soconfident profile image71
    soconfidentposted 11 years ago

    I wish my family was more supportive instead of turning against each other like a civil war.

    1. jolinabetts profile image67
      jolinabettsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry to hear that, you're not alone, a lot of families are like that, too much jealousy and anger, i hope your family now turned out well without that.

  4. Steadman11 profile image59
    Steadman11posted 11 years ago

    I wish my dad would have stayed more involved with my life. After I hit 12 or 13, he seemed to almost withdraw from me. When I was younger, he had encouraged me to be active and do well in school, but suddenly it wasn't a priority for him to do so anymore. I think, had he stayed involved, I would have stayed in sports and done better in high school. I probably would have gone to college immediatly, which would have opened a lot more doors for me.

    Excellent question! This is a great way for parents to see what they should be doing differently with their own children!

    1. jolinabetts profile image67
      jolinabettsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Steadman11! I assume your parents got divorced early on in your life. When you grew older,  did he changed? was he able to communicate with you better when you became an adult?

    2. Steadman11 profile image59
      Steadman11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      yes, my parents divorced when I was 3, and I grew up with my dad. We grew even farther apart, the older I got. When I had my first child, I thought for sure it would be a turning point for our relationship, however, nothing has really changed.

  5. belleart profile image83
    belleartposted 11 years ago

    everything....and nothing.  Growing up in foster care sucked, (to put it nicely) but if i hadn't been brought up the way I was then I wouldn't have met the people I know and love now.  My happiness now definitely makes up for my sadness as a child!  All worth it smile

  6. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Where to begin.  First of all I would not have been an only child.  Secondly, my parents would not have been alcoholics and while my parents loved me, they did not participate in my schooling - PTA, Christmas programs etc.  I would have loved their interest in that.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Now, nothing's wrong with being an only child, it is how a child is raised and the child's immediate environment.

  7. brakel2 profile image73
    brakel2posted 11 years ago

    My father would not be an alcoholic, and my parents would not have been so protective of me. They would have been proud of my accomplishments. They would not have believed praise gave me a swelled head, I still loved them. They needed to get rid off some beliefs.

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    Leela Rainelleposted 11 years ago

    Okay, this may sound like a horrible thing to say, but please stay with me on this. My parents divorced just before I went into middle school, and honestly I wish they had separated sooner. When they divorced, I felt like I saw my mother more and that my dad was much better, and both of them listened to me more. The process for my family was very mild, fortunately.

    1. Steadman11 profile image59
      Steadman11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Many parents fail to understand that sometimes, getting divorced will be BETTER for the children. Glad to know that your parents realized it and acted upon it!


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