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Would your kids say you are a mean mommy or a nice mommy?

my mom died when I was seven so I was at the age where I got in trouble alot. so I remember her as being mean. although family tells me she was not she was just didn't play. wanted me to do right. I think my dad was mean too. I think I my be on the mean side. I fuss alot. I have a little boy and I just want him to behave and show respect to adults. I never want someone looking at my son like he has no home training. But at the same time I do try and get him whateva he wants. so he spoil.

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Asked by Sky_Mom at 11:35 AM on Oct. 13, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Both. He might say mean but nice. LOL

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:36 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I guess it would depend on when you ask them... I'm sure there are times when they would say both...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:36 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • when she gets in trouble, mean but other than that, nice :)

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:36 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • depends on his mood at the time towards me

    Answer by Zoeyis at 11:37 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Depends on the day and how they've been behaving.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 11:40 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • My 10yo would tell you I'm mean.  My other kids would say I'm nice, unless you asked them right after they all got in trouble for doing something knew was wrong.

    I'm not here to be their BFF.  I don't care if they think I'm mean or not.  My job is to teach them to be productive members of society not to spoil and coddle them.  If I'm a "mean" mom that usually means I'm doing a good job.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:42 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I'm mean. I'd rather have them think that than anything. I'm not their friend, I'm their mother trying to raise them to be good people. Being nice to me would mean giving in on every little thing. That's not happening around here. Breaking a rule will have a negative consequence.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:52 AM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Both. He tells me all the time that mommy/daddy and him are best buds, :) We are strict but fair.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 12:53 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • My daughter isn't old enough to say if I'm mean or not, but I think she's say overall I'm a nice mommy, but I don't let her walk all over me and get away with stuff. Some days she might call me "mean" but I'm not mean all the time. I just don't let her misbehave.

    Answer by poptart0325 at 1:48 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Both of my boys tell me I'm perfect and how much they love me all the time. They tell me they feel bad for their friends because they have mean mom's. I sometimes think maybe I'm too nice, they disagree though, they said I can be mean but I'm perfect the way I am.

    Once when we were talking about Wife Swap I suggested maybe I should go on the show, and they both in unison said "No way, we don't want some crazy in our're the perfect mom and they wouldn't want to give you back"

    Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 2:36 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

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