I am very close to my children. I homeschool them, we have fun together. I love being with them and they love being with me. I know that my children are, from other peoples views, needy. What I don't understand, is what is wrong with your children needing their mom and dad? I feel my oldest has outgrown his neediness and we have let him. My youngest has not and still needs to be held sometimes and cuddled. (She is 9.) I would have loved to have gotten that love at her age. Why is this wrong?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:26 AM on Jan. 19, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by BJoan at 10:29 AM on Jan. 19, 2009
Actually, both of us are pretty close to all three, 6, 9 &10. In fact it's actually funny that you should ask this ? because for a while, I thought my oldest daughter (9) and I didn't have a strong bond because she's spending more time with her friends but SHE recently CAME TO ME asking if I could explain the "facts of life" to her. I was sooo excited (as well as nervous lol) that she did. So, now, I feel like we're a lot tighter than I thought we were. And I agree that as much as there's nothing wrong with being close to your children, we also need to teach them independence and the skills they need to be responsible, mature and caring adults.
Answer by LovingParent08 at 11:47 AM on Jan. 19, 2009
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