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Are you raising your children with the same rules you had as a child?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 7:34 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • No way. My parents were far too lax and I spent most of my days worrying about them rather than them looking after me! I worried constantly about money problems and them getting divorced since my mother told me everything from a very young age.

    I am open with my children but only in as much as they need to know.
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 7:36 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I only have one, but I want to see what answers you get, so I'm bumping
    Liz132

    Answer by Liz132 at 7:37 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Many of the same rules, yes ... but not all.
    Gaccck

    Answer by Gaccck at 7:37 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • no! my mom kind of gave up i think. she didnt make us do chores or anything and as an adult it was so hard for me to get the hang of having my own place and things to care for. there are actually a hundred things i do differently than my mom did.
    cassie_m

    Answer by cassie_m at 7:37 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • mostly yes. But there are way more issues to be addressed than when I was a kid.
    sahlady

    Answer by sahlady at 7:39 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Some yes...but mostly no.
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 7:39 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Yes, and no.

    I am an individual, so is my parenting style. I have taken from my parents what was successful with me, and discarded the rest. Fortunately I am young enough to remember what being little feels like, and can navigate parenthood with the understanding that they will be children, and I can not expect them to react or behave like adults.
    Obviously I have expectations, rules, boundaries, and limitations. I am fairly strict, but I also take into account that they are small, and rules need to be enforced in many different ways.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:41 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Only the basics. My son and I are so completely different as individuals. The rules I grew up with wouldn't apply to him.
    Liansmommie

    Answer by Liansmommie at 7:41 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • I think my parents did a great job & I focus more on the morals, values & ideals that were instilled in me, more than on specific rules. My boys did not get cell phones until they could pay for them, my son did not drive until he could afford his insurance, gas, upkeep, etc. I think too many kids are coddled, don't respect their elders, & will be in for a real shock once the real world slaps them in the face.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:42 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Different times and different settings apply with my children but the same principles are still there.
    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 7:47 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

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