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What are 10 things you do/did as a parent that could be considered questionable to other parents?

1. I allow my 3.5 yr olds to play outback without me.
2. I breastfed my oldest dd until she was 4yrs 9mos old.
3. I will not stop shopping or leave a restaurant if my child is throwing a fit, but I do discipline them right there and make them apologize to those around them, sometimes public embarrassment works wonders and we have much less fits since I started this.
4. I allow my 9 yr old to ride her bike all around our town, she cannot cross the main road though.
5. My kids have TVs in their rooms with no time limits, but they barely watch it on their own.
6. I have had to place my oldest son in a residential home 2x and many mental hospitals in his short 11 yrs of life.
7. I do not check my kids homework, if its wrong the teacher needs to know what they are struggling with, but I will guide them to get the right answers on their own.
8. I prefer to home school my kids, but the parents around my area wouldn't allow their kids to play with mine because they considered them weird, so my kids chose to go back to public school after a year.
9. I am not afraid to confront another child and/or the parent if they are mistreating my child.
10. I do not think my kids are always right and when issues arrive I ask my child what they did wrong first as opposed to what the other child did wrong.

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2and2onway

Asked by 2and2onway at 2:11 PM on May. 4, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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  • 1. I did CIO with my 8 month old
    2. I LIKE and DO play with my child when he wants to and more ( apparently that is smoothering to some )
    3. I let him have chips this morning for breakfast after he ate his waffles
    4. he will be an only child GOD FORBID - apparently that's VERY Selfish of me according to too many people
    5. We are strict on him when it comes to behavior and manners - even at 3
    6. he already has a TV in his room
    7. the TV is on all night long, although he catches barely any of it - its on his channel and his request.
    8. We eat in the livingroom at his TV tray every night
    9. .. well that's all I have right now... he's only 3
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 2:17 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • 1. I allowed my son to play outback without me starting @3.
    2. let my son watch Any movie starting from birth
    3. I will not stop shopping or leave a restaurant if my child is throwing a fit, but I do discipline them right there and make them apologize to those around them, sometimes public embarrassment works wonders and we have much less fits since I started this.
    4. I allow my son to run all over the neighborhood
    5. My son has a TV in his with no time limits
    6.My son has no bedtime
    7. I do not check my kids homework, if its wrong the teacher needs to know what they are struggling with, but I will guide them to get the right answers on their own.
    8.My son slept with me until he was over 10.
    9. My son doesn't say yes ma'am or sir.
    10: he listens to any music he wants.
    11. He was allowed a FB page at 10.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:18 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • BTW, I agree with you on some, so..I stole them. Hahaha
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:19 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • I am not sure about coming up with a list of 10..... but I know my #1 for sure. People know me on cafemom as a circumcision nazi. I kept my son intact and feel strongly about the cause.

    However, my daughter has pierced ears. She had them done by her pediatrician at 7 1/2 mos old. I waited til after she had a proper immune system and several sets of shots (specifically tetanus) and I did extensive research. I discovered that a staggering amount of American born women do eventually end up getting their ears pierced. I also learned that having it done by her normal pediatrician who sees her regularly and with needles not a gun and then only wearing small studs and never dangly or hoops would make it so that if later on she did NOT want them pierced, they could be removed and end up virtually scar free. I also researched the cost of me footing the bill for cosmetic fixing of any visible hole remaining (rare when done w/ needle)
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:19 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • I don't think I have 10 things but...
    1. I let DS eat ice cubes. I was recently told by a mother of a 7yr old that even she doesn't allow her child to do this.
    2. I will leave DS in our fenced in front yard with our dog so I can run inside for a minute. He has never been out there longer then 2 mins though.
    3. He is not allowed to have more than 2 cups of juice and it always watered down 1 oz juice to 4 ozs water. He doesn't know the diffrence.
    4. He has a kids safe knife he uses when we use knives at dinner. He has learned how to properly hold a knife and use one because of this and he's not even 2 yet.
    Liamsmom09

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 2:20 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • now that she's starting to do some competitions with her dance school earrings are often a part of her required costume. obviously at 7 1/2 months old I had no clue she'd be a talented ballet and hip hop dancer..... so it really worked out well for us.

    circumcisions are on the decline but american woman USUALLY end up w/ pierced ears the majority of the time.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:21 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • 1. I had my son circumcised
    2. I have my son vaccinated
    3. I supplemented with formula
    4. I use disposable diapers
    5. I will NOT practice CIO
    6. I carry him sometimes when he could very well be walking
    7. I will not spank him as a toddler
    8. He does not watch tv bc he never had a need to
    9. He rarely has juice
    10. He's 19 months old and still has a bottle of water when he goes to bed at night.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 2:25 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Ha on THIS site everything I do is probably questionable...

    1.) I never breastfed exclusively.
    2.) I've propped my son's bottle up for him as an infant (always under supervision, just not physically holding it)
    3.) I've let him sleep in the swing/car seat.
    4.) I let him watch Spongebob.
    5.) He eats chicken nuggets and other processed foods.
    6.) He drinks 100% juice but I don't always water it down.
    7.) His carseat is not in the middle of the backseat and I did not EFR.
    8.) Occasionally I put a DVD on for him at bedtime.
    9) Sometimes I buy him things for no reason or because he asks.
    10.) We don't always sit at the table as a family to eat.

    OMG I just realized I'm a horrible parent and am raising a monster!!! ....LOL!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • 1. No television/movies till she's at least 5
    2. I prefer being a FTWM, even tho we can afford for me to stay home
    3. I waited till I was 36 to have my daughter
    4. I only have one child, and that's all I want
    5. I plan to send her to a private school
    6. We are not religious and don't go to church
    7. We also avoid most electronic toys. I prefer games and toys that came out before the 1970s.
    8. I mixed BM and formula for her first 4 mos.
    9. I don't put my daughter first in my life. My marriage is equally if not more important at times. It's all about balance.
    10. I emphasize using her brains over using her looks.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 2:29 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • oh .... I never held back on popcorn. I don't think they're supposed to have it til they're like 4? My kids had it from the minute they had teeth. I never cut grapes into quarters or peeled them (just in 1/2) and I cut hotdogs into coins, not the half moon shape you're supposed to do. My kids also ate grapes and hotdogs "too soon".
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:35 PM on May. 4, 2011

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