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Do you parent the same or opposite of how you were raised?


Asked by Cindy18 at 5:48 PM on May. 11, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Neither... I do some things that my parents did, but do other things very very differently. My mom had some anger management issues when I was growing up, and I try very VERY hard not to repeat those with my own kids. However, there are things that I do that my parents did as well- sitting down as a family for dinner every night, reading a chapter of a novel every night out loud before bed, going to the cottage, things like that. I've tried to keep the things I enjoyed as a child and not repeat the things that caused a lot of negative issues between my mom and I.

    Answer by Freela at 5:53 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Exactly the same, My parents were caring and loving yet they disciplined us when needed. They did a great job, I just hope I am half the parent they were/are to me

    Answer by buttonlts at 5:54 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Mostly opposite. A few things the same, but, drastically different in other cases.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 6:03 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • i intend to raise my son the same as i was raised, which is similar to how my husband was raised. we were both raised to be polite and respect people around us. my son will be taught manners and will be expected to use them in all aspects of life. i was also raised with lots of fun. music, games, playing outside...all around good times :)

    Answer by flamingomegs at 6:07 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • I wouldn't say I parent the same, but I don't parent the opposite sway either. Just differently i guess, sometimes very differently.

    Answer by Raccoon at 6:10 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • **way

    Answer by Raccoon at 6:11 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • a little bit of both really

    Answer by lynnlang at 7:35 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Oppostie!!!! from my biological parents

    And I carry on a lot from my foster parents.

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 8:33 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Same! :)

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 11:23 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • i think that i raised mine both opposite/same

    Answer by amber_mom40 at 3:12 PM on May. 12, 2011

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