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Do you parent the same way your parents did?

Did you diaper the same? Feed the same? Do you think if they had gone another route you would have too?

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SultryLadyBug

Asked by SultryLadyBug at 10:58 AM on Aug. 3, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (21)
  • Wow, I'd never parent the same way my parents do. They taught me what not to do.
    GothicMommy3

    Answer by GothicMommy3 at 11:02 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Oh my parents were the best in the world as far as I'm concerned. We've raised our kids pretty much the same way
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:03 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • In many ways, yes, I do. My folks were terrific parents.
    My situation is much different now, as my husband died earlier this year. There are certain things that I now need to do differently than they did. Your entire life changes when your partner dies.
    But overall I parent like they did as much as possible. I couldn't have asked for better role models!
    Gaccck

    Answer by Gaccck at 11:03 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I used cloth diapers on 2 of my babies and so did my mom. However when I was a baby they really did not use luvs ,huggies or throw a way diapers. I used cloth diapers because the throw away diapers made my babies butt sore. I think I fed them the way I thought was best. Had ideas from my mom but that was all. I might have used some of the ideas and would I have done different if she had? No!!!!
    SassyDee01963

    Answer by SassyDee01963 at 11:06 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Yes and no.
    Desi_Momof4

    Answer by Desi_Momof4 at 11:07 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • No, I never hit my kids, or humiliate them but I do teach them about love and self love and there value on this earth like my aunt taught me.
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 11:07 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • NO! I choose to love my children.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:09 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • My mom used cloth on me, but that's because she didn't have a choice, the disposable diapers back then had perfumes in them and I broke out. I sure as heck didn't use cloth lol
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:11 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Times have changed and things that applied when we were babies and kids do not apply any longer. The "rules" are always changing! When my Mom brought my brother home from the hospital, she carried him on her lap.

    When it comes to morals and spiritual things and discipline, I guess I would say that I am similiar to my Mom as we have similiar values and personalities. So when it comes to those things, I would say that we parent the same. However, when my kids are older, I will be much more stricter with them in the teenage years. My Mom was way too leanient with us and we walked all over her!
    jacksmom3707

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 11:15 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Pretty much the same way. I saw no need to mess with success.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 11:16 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

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