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This is sort of a S/O from an earlier question and I was bothered by one of the responses. I just want to hear what/how you feel.
Your adult child, you raised to be an honest, trustworthy individual, goes out and makes a mistake that COULD have serious complications, do you feel it is a reflection of bad parenting?
Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 4:47 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
Answer by LostSoul88 at 6:29 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
Answer by theMOMmission at 6:12 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
Answer by theMOMmission at 6:16 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 5:12 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
It really depends, honestly. Overall, I think it's normal to make mistakes & to have to learn from them the hard way when we're young. And, parents certainly can't be held responsible for decisions they're in the dark about. I smoked a lot of pot in college, was that a reflection on my parents...no, I lived in the dorm, not with them. My parents had no clue. I made good grades & held down a part-time job.
But, an ex friend of mine's, 18 yr old DD is pregnant. She is not married, engaged or even in a relationship anymore, she only has a GED & has never lived away from home or has been forced to hold down a steady job. She's never had to pay for anything she's wanted or really suffer any consequences of her actions...she's an example of bad parenting.
Answer by 3libras at 5:35 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
Answer by 3libras at 6:34 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
Answer by adnilm at 8:48 AM on Nov. 12, 2012
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 4:32 PM on Nov. 11, 2012
Answer by adnilm at 4:46 PM on Nov. 11, 2012