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Do you intend on raising your child different than how you were raised?

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Asked by marina13 at 5:34 PM on Feb. 27, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • im going to try :]

    Answer by aliciatron at 5:37 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • Yes, only because we didn't have any rules or chores or motivation to achieve something better. I love my parents dearly but wish they would've been more rule-based.

    Answer by oahoah at 5:38 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • LOL...originally I said NEVER! But as I started having kids I realized I didn't turn out too bad so my parents must have done SOMETHING right :) So now I try to balance it out and make sure I do the things I know my parents didn't do that I missed. Like my mom isn't a hugger...she just doesn't hug people. She also doesn't tell people she loves them. This is something I felt I missed out on so I make it a part of everyday to hug my kids and tell them I love them!

    Answer by tandknix at 5:39 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • In most ways, no.
    In the religion department, yes.

    Answer by timelessglass at 5:41 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • In some ways yes and in others no. My parents were too strict, in the sense that they had all their rules, but never discussed why. My parents also did many things I remember fondly, and so I will raise my dd with those things.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 5:52 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • I am trying to.


    Answer by usmom3 at 6:33 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • My mother didn't raise me. She passed the burden off of my grandparents for a few years and then when I had to live with her again it was my big brothers raising me and then when they got kicked out I had to raise myself and my sisters. Obviously my children will not be treated like this. They will live with me, not have a religion forced onto them, not be expected to raise themselves and I will not expect them to be perfect.

    Answer by purpleducky at 6:50 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • In many ways i am. There are many things that i am doing differently then my mother did. But there are also a lot of things that are the same.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 8:25 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • I'm raising them TOTALLY different. They get no vaccines, organic food, fluoride free water, breastfeeding, clean w/all natural stuff, etc, etc. :)

    Answer by Autumn22 at 9:15 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • Yes, completely different.

    My mother was a formula feeding, vaxing, cry it out, crib sleeping, spanking, unattached parent. I breastfeeding, don't vax, no cio, co sleeping, no spanking, very attached parent.

    We don't allow smoking in the house, in the cars, nothing. I put my children first and foremost.

    Answer by celticreverie at 10:11 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

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