That is my Dad's honest opinion. He thinks that kids will go to college, want to be educated, or responsible only if they want to do it themselves. Some are just born wanting to be this way, others are not. Nothing anyone can do, even parents, can influence it. Do you think it's true?
(I really disagree and we always play argue about it. I think the parents play a huge role in what a kid wants to do when he/she grows up).
Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 2:22 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by fiatpax at 2:23 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
I think that is somewhat true but there is a base for the type of person you would like your child to become and that starts at home and the values that your children are taught. But as parents we also have to understand that even if we give our children the tools it is up to them to use the tools wisely, not all children do. I am a product of not using the tools my mother tried to give me...but as I got older I learned my lesson and I am a better mother because of it.
Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 2:23 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:28 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 2:29 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by babycakes254 at 2:31 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by musichollie at 2:37 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
I think thinking it's one way or the other in the extreme is off the mark. I think both views are a little right and both are a little wrong. Great parenting is not going to overcome all natural personality tendencies, but great parenting can help a child become more responsible even if he lacks an internal need to be that way. I do believe some people are so strongly wired towards a specific type of behavior that it would take some really exceptional or really horrible parenting to make them turn out differently than their "wiring".
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:38 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:48 PM on Jun. 22, 2010