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At what point do you consider your job of Raising your children 'Mission Acomplished!'

18th birthday, college graduation, marriage...

 
But_Mommie

Asked by But_Mommie at 9:44 PM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (12)
  • To me, you raise farm animals... Not children. You guide and support your children, and that doesn't stop til you're dead...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:52 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I kind of think it's a never ending mission
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 9:46 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I feel your role as a parent is never over, your always going to feel like they are your babies and they still need you for advice and guidance.
    mom-de-uno

    Answer by mom-de-uno at 9:46 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • when they are independant financially (as in a career, not a job), have a good education, and a house/condo of their own. i will be so proud and hope that i live to see that for all 3 of them!
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:46 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I have 4, 19,20,21,24...the mission continues. I don't know if it ever ends.
    momx3gx1b

    Answer by momx3gx1b at 10:09 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • When they have a good job, are on their own, and doing well.... But I will never stop worrying about them no matter how old they are...
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:46 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • When their personalities and values are fully formed and your reaction, feelings and/or punishment/praise no longer has any bearing on his or her choices or decisions.
    FeelinYummy

    Answer by FeelinYummy at 10:01 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • When my child can handle a crisis that may occur logically, and well. Only then will I consider what I instilled in them good. However parenting is a life long job. I will be teaching my kids until the day I die.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 10:48 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • When they can be responsible & care for themselves-NOT freeload forever!
    NicolesMommy

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 1:06 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I don't...... family is always there to help each other out, always.
    My 'duty' as a mum is never finished, because she'll never stop being my daughter.
    Piskie

    Answer by Piskie at 5:49 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

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