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Name one thing that you want to do differently than your parents.

One thing the same?

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MamaRae85

Asked by MamaRae85 at 8:49 PM on Jul. 11, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I don't want to ever clean instead of spending time with my son....

    I do want to stress the importance of doing well in school....
    connorsmom1970

    Answer by connorsmom1970 at 8:51 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I don't want to raise 3 kids like my parents did. Otherwise they did a great job.

    One thing the same... teach her the value of her mind over looks and popularity.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 8:51 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I don't want to spank especially with a belt
    I do want to teach good values and morals- my parents did accomplish this just not the way I want to.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:52 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I wanted to tell them all the time that I loved them.

    I wanted to save enough money for college so that they didn't have to worry about money in college.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:52 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • That eating is not optional or a privilage,its a right
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:53 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Different- I will discipline my kids a little stricter. Although my parents did a fantastic job with my brother, sister, and I.

    Same- I will love them all the same, and do my best to have a great relationship with all four of them. My hope is that when they grow up, they will talk to me like I talk to my mom and dad.
    SAHMomOf3

    Answer by SAHMomOf3 at 8:57 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • My children will no doubts as to whether or not we love them, because they hear it 100 x's per day. I have many things I will do/am doing differently. I can't pick just one....

    I will tell them I love them and hug and kiss them all the time
    I will listen and validate their feelings
    They will be able to trust me because I will be consistent
    I will never turn my back on my children
    I will love my kids unconditionally

    I can't think of much I'd do the same as they did....
    AshleyBDG

    Answer by AshleyBDG at 9:13 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Different: I don't plan on spanking my daughter.

    Same: I want to develop a close and loving relationship with my daughter.
    Fallaya

    Answer by Fallaya at 9:15 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I can't pick just one thing I want to do differently, nor can I pick a single thing I want to do the same. I'm 110% different than my mother when it comes to parenting, and I like it that way!

    I will NOT abuse my kids
    I will NOT control my kids every thought
    I will NOT try to brainwash them in to hating everyone and everything
    And I will do everything in my power to have a close loving relationship with them.

    All of which is 110% opposite than my mother!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:27 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Differently- I refuse to "check out" when things get rough. Dad neglected the whole family, and mom would do the whole "give up and give in" thing with us.

    Same- I want to raise them in the love of Christ, and I want to be willing to change because of that same love. They both decided a while ago that they would love and live the way God wants them to, and I am so amazed and proud of the way that they have changed those things in their lives. My dad is SO loving and involved, and my mom is vastly more level headed and consistent than she used to be (although, in all fairness, she DID- FINALLY!- get the picture that she's bipolar! That helps!).
    MamaRae85

    Comment by MamaRae85 (original poster) at 10:34 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

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