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Do you parent like your parents did?

Posted by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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I am curious because I have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren, I have 2 dd's, they are very close in age and they both have 2 children very close in age, and they really dont parent anything like I did, I am not saying right or wrong, good or bad just an observation I have made, I realize different generation, different spouses, different lifestyle but here is the thing that really is kind of confusing, they dont even parent like each other, and I mean at all, so I was wondering do you parent at all like your parents did or like your siblings or is this just some weird thing in my family?

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1CrazyCajun
by Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:20 PM

 I pretty much parent the same. I don't use the same forms of discipline though.

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funkycat
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Pretty much the same. My mom was a single parent when I was 11, and I was a single parent when my sons were 4 and 8. There was never a "Wait till your father comes home" threat. My dad was pretty much segragated from parenting, that was not too uncommon in those times I was held accountable for my actions and decisions/choices. That is what I did with my guys.

funkycat
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Pretty much the same. My mom was a single parent when I was 11, and I was a single parent when my sons were 4 and 8. There was never a "Wait till your father comes home" threat. My dad was pretty much segragated from parenting, that was not too uncommon in those times I was held accountable for my actions and decisions/choices. That is what I did with my guys.

MamaBear2cubs
by Bronze Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Well I am pretty alternative with my parenting style. We made a lot of choices that some would be opposed to and my Mom and siblings are pretty by the book.... Interesting topic,Mom lol

gmadiane
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 1:27 PM

thanks hun, I thought it was an interesting topic, lol

Quoting MamaBear2cubs:

Well I am pretty alternative with my parenting style. We made a lot of choices that some would be opposed to and my Mom and siblings are pretty by the book.... Interesting topic,Mom lol


lillucky8
by Jen on Mar. 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM
In some ways yes. In others no.
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brownhoney21
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM

 No.

hollydaze1974
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:45 PM
Growing up, I paid close attention to how my parents " parented" . I made a mental " list" if what I would keep and what I'd do differently. We've actually adhered to my list and DH's list for our parenting style .
It's just like anything else, you pick what worked and toss what you felt didn't.
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TigerofMu
by Bronze Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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I really do parent like my parents.  I love them and I set boundaries and consequences.

Crissy2424
by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Sometimes, I guess lol

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