Question of the day

How do/did/will you treat your children differently than you were treated?

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7 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    I am not really sure. Depends whom you believe, I guess. When I was a kid, I felt my mom was really strict and quick to punish. She tells a different story. With my kids, I feel like I usually let things go a little longer than my mom did, am less likely to overreact (though I do sometimes). But then, I’m playing the dad role too, and I’m meaner than my dad for sure.

    I’m a lot pickier than my parents were about what my kids eat and stuff like that. I don’t let them sit and vegetate in front of the idiot box except for special occasions. And I tend to get more involved in their “education,” though I am hoping to be able to back off as they get older.

    My mom took care of me full-time until I was in KG, while I’ve had full-time help or day care since my youngest was a year old.

    I expose my kids to a lot more “cultural” type stuff than I had exposure to. Different restaurants, ethnic foods, different religions, different languages, multi-ethnic friends, live music and theatre, gymnastics and dance, a bit of travel, etc.

    But in most ways, I try to do things the way my parents did them, because that’s what feels right to me. It gets hard to be old-fashioned in today’s world, though.

  2. mssc54 says:

    I wont’t beat them quite as much. I won’t drive around drunk with them in the vehicle but I will yell at them… some.

  3. moodswingmabel says:

    Hmmm.. you ask some really great questions. Mine are all teens now. When they are older, grown and possibly have moved out on their own. I am not going to let them fight with each other and bring it into my home. – @ my house, it’s my rules and if you cannot get along or talk nice- be on your way.

    My sisters are so disrespectful at my mom’s house and my mom doesn’t want to get in the middle of anything- so they behave badly and get away with it. Someone (besides me) needs to tell them they are not right. Otherwise, it enables their sick behavior!

  4. Nikki says:

    I don’t throw myself into work and forget I have a child to take care of. I will never ever put a man before my son. I will not let another living soul physically harm my child, or emotionally for that matter. I cuddle as much as possibe and tell him I love him so much he’ll never doubt it. I’ll never turn my back on him. I will teach him to be an independant person with great work values (his dad obvious helps with all of all these especially that last one!)

  5. Sue says:

    I will attend all sporting events they are in. I won’t miss the game they scored the most points in or had the most kills in because I just didn’t feel like going. I will tell them I love them all the time. Thank goodness I’m more like my dad!

  6. Just a Mom says:

    Hmm this is a great question. A tough one too! I will not ever have my kids be subjected to spousal abuse!
    I treat my kiddos pretty much the way my parents treated me. The things I always said I would never do to my kids, well guess what I do them. Yes, I lick my finger and remove chocolate stains from their faces and when I drop them off at school and they are surrounded by friends I still say I love you and I don’t leave until they say it back to me! I am such a horrible mom!

    • Nikki says:

      No, that makes you a good mom. I would have given anything to have my mom tell me she loved me everyday. I do that licking of the fingers too and it drives Bailey NUTS…I’m not a baby anymore MOM!

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