My dad usually saw me a couple of hours in the evening and then on the weekends. And even then I don't remember him being involved in the taking care of me. So when he tries to tell me how to raise my son I tell him I don't take parenting advice from people how have never raised a kid. And it pisses him off but to me it's true.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Jan. 9, 2011 in General Parenting
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Answer by gammie at 8:53 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Just b/c he wasn't physically there as much as you think he should have been does not mean he was not involved in decision making and consultation with your mom about what to do. Answer by bugfin
Kinda what I was thinking. My dh is only home on mornings and the rare weekend evening but I still think he has just as much responsibility and say in our childrens raising as I do bc we talk and decide things together.
Answer by gabenmikeysmom at 8:54 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
My dad worked 12-16 hours a day for most of my childhood to support our family. Did he have a lot of everyday contact with me? No. Does that make him any less of a father? NO! Your dad worked to take care of your family. He did not abandon you and now he's trying to be an active part of you and your child's life. Would it kill you to let him give you a little advice?
Answer by scout_mom at 8:59 PM on Jan. 9, 2011