i dont have any siblings
I am a better parent then my siblings lol...but they don't have kids yet lol...my brother is too busy with his schooling and my sister well she's only 15, so I hope she doesn't have a baby anytime soon...she wants to do all of her teen things.
Well, our circumstances are certainly better, we can better provide for our children, etc. But I think that they do the best they can, for the most part.
I can say that yes I'm a better parent than my brother... because he isn't a parent. :P
It's kind of hard to compare. I definitely know I did way better than my one brother at raising kids because my mother raised his son. As for the other brother....He's about equaled me, but he only has one child and she's not even three yet. My kids are all in their late teens early 20's. Yeah the oldest still lives with me but he does help around the house and with his sister so I guess we can let him stay a little longer. LOL.... Here's hoping where we live next has some jobs for hire. We live too far out for someone with no driver's licence to work.
I feel we both parent our kids how we see fit and want to raise them to be respectful, loving, decent human beings. I'm more affectionate with my son in terms of daily ILY and hugs and kisses though.
I don't think I'm better, I think we just have different styles of parenting. I'm sure my sister shakes her head at me and think I'm doing something wrong, just like sometimes I shake my head at her because I think she's doing something wrong. But so far, we both have some pretty good kids, so even though our styles are different... the outcome is the same.
Unfortunately, yes. I would love to be able to say "No, we are equally good mamas" but it's not the case. She is abusive and the state is in the process of taking her kids away from her. I wish I was able to take them in myself but I am neither financially capable, or mentally. lol she has 5 kids (3 boys 2 girls) between the ages of 10 and 3. That would have me with 4 boys and 2 girls, and all her kids have issues relating to the abuse. Luckily, they'll be going to family and not into the system and only two will be living apart (with their dad across town from the rest).
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