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what is your biggest parenting regret?

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mine is I let my son as a toddler have a lot of say and choices in everything we did.  I thought at the time it would give him confidence.  Now at 7 he thinkins he has a choice in things he really doesnt and causes some power struggles.

I would love a do-over.

Anyone else?

by on Jan. 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 26 on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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Having a baby with an asshole of a man.

cherylam
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:19 PM

I wish I had not had to work so much as my kids were growing up.  Their dad was around more than I was, as I had to support the family, and after he died, my kids have told me many times they wish I had died instead of him.  Yep, makes me feel wonderful for paying for all the 'toys' they had as teenagers.

tiffs2009
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Not leaving my son in his crib. He is 1.5 and won't even nap w/o me :(
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rennez
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Yelling for sure. I have such little patience
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cheez1e
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM
I wish I hadn't given my oldest daughter her bio dad's last name. It is causing issues for us now but at the time we were engaged so...
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Becky.Mom.of.2
by Silver Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM
I was too immature when I had my first. I put a lot of the responsibility on DH.
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kryptomom
by Gold Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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 Not being stricter and more consistent at an early age.

reava
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM
I parented so much out of guilt for a long time after I left dd's dad. I let her get away with so much and I bought her anything she wanted. Now she is spoiled and thinks she is entitled to everything :-(
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norwgnwood
by Platinum Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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Your newborn should be held nonstop. He was for 9 months. That need and desire doesn't go away when they are born. Having cuddlers isn't the worst thing ever. :-)

Quoting Meghan6391:

toooo much cuddling.. my 3 y.o loves to sleep in my bed and my new born thinks he should be held nonstop... 

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norwgnwood
by Platinum Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Many children don't walk until after they are one. I was closer to 18 months. My son was 15 and my nephew was 14. Its nothing to do with "bad parenting." Unless of course abuse is involved but that's a horse of a different color. You had good intentions. Dont beat yourself up.

Quoting Anonymous:

When my DD was a baby I was too afraid to put her down on the floor because we have hard floors and no carpet.  I thought she would get cold or get hurt.  Even with a blanket to lay on.  Because of that she couldn't walk unassisted until after her first bday.  It has really affected her in the long run but I feel like I held her back just because I was young and didn't know any better.

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