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If you could change anything about the way you were raised, . . .

what would it be and why?

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Womamhood

Asked by Womamhood at 5:30 AM on Jul. 12, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I had a great mom who did everything right, so I wouldn't change anything really. But to play along I guess I would change that my mom had to do it alone. I feel a lil bad for her.
    teardrop_7060

    Answer by teardrop_7060 at 5:38 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • eye rollingi wish my mom would have had a better fashion sense. she thought she was a seamstress and she would make these awful outfits for me- i was her guine pig (sp) ? she would be so proud of her handi work but even as a very little girl i was very embarrassed to wear that junk!!!!!! i would cry when i was alone because the clothes she made were just horrible ugh!!!!!!! sometimes one pocket would be higher than the other, or one sleeve was bigger than the other, or her button holes were uneven.....i could see these faux pas at 6 years old so why couldn't she ?? i had to wear these clothes out in public sometimes....whew!!!!!

    gwen20

    Answer by gwen20 at 5:46 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • My Dad wouldn't have been an abusive alcoholic.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:48 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Anything that I would change would mean changing something about a person (such as changing my mom's views about religion since she believed everyone who didn't attend their type/denomination of church were doomed to hell). Unless I can erase the years of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, I guess the only thing I might change would be getting to spend the night at a friends house every now and then. That would have been nice...
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 6:15 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • I have parents that I know love me.........I just wish they wouldnt of been so unattached. I wish they would of made me responsible for messing up in school and for decisions that were destructive. I wish they would of pushed me harder to strive harder. My parents never one time asked to see my report card lol. That was fine with me at 15. At 45 not so much.
    mistynights234

    Answer by mistynights234 at 6:28 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • My grandfather wouldn't have been a pedophile.
    GrammytoTrin

    Answer by GrammytoTrin at 6:32 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • that my mom had me clean growing up
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:20 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • sorry, forgot the why.

    Because i suck at cleaning & i hate it. My hard working husband is a neat freak & i hate it when he comes home from work & feels the need to clean because i didn't do such a good job at it. He won't complain or yell, he'll just start cleaning & it makes me feel so bad that he worked all day & then comes home & cleans. If my mother taught me how to clean, I'd be so much better at it.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:22 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • That my parents would have understood how their behavior affected their children. That even back then there was some sort of birth control. That if they couldn't afford two children how in the hell did they think they could afford 8 children... Clearly I have lots of issues with childhood.

    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 7:38 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • I would not have seen my parents fight constantly. My parents wouldnt have been drinking/doing drugs all the time. I would have actually gotten affection from my father.

    Sigh.
    MommaRoxanne

    Answer by MommaRoxanne at 7:43 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

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