I see this here on CM all the time.
My SIL did ____ and her kids turned out fine.
My parents did _____ and I turned out fine.
Why not try for "great" or "amazing" or even "excellent"??
I don't want my kids to be fine. I don't want them to have a mediocre job, an ex-wife, child support payments, and living off of prozac. I want my kids to be happy. I want them to be intelligent and successful. I want them to be known as inspiring people. That is why I do all the little extra things to help them accomplish great things. That is why I dedicate myself 100% to raising them right. I don't ever settle for "fine".
Asked by Anonymous at 1:12 AM on Nov. 14, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by mrs.coop at 1:16 AM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by anetrnlov at 3:59 AM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:07 AM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by CelticFaerie at 8:41 AM on Nov. 14, 2009
While I don't think the parents are at fault for everything I don't want to do things and my kid turn out just fine. I was beat as a kid and I turned out fine. Am I going to beat my kid? NO! People say that phrase to justify their selfishness.
Answer by MoonLover06 at 8:46 AM on Nov. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 AM on Nov. 14, 2009