What would you do with your child differently than your parents/parent did with you?
I have a few.
1. I would go into depths and really teach her about credit. My parents taught me NOTHING about credit. I would also like to get her credit rating going for her a little bit by the time she turns 18. Buy small things and pay them off so that she has some credit instead of none at all.
2. I am going to extreme depths to teach her about her period! This is what my mother told me "when you are about 13 you will start to bleed and it will stop when you are about 55". I thought I was going to die a virgin because I would be bleeding my whole life! She taught me nothing!
3. When she has her heart broken at 13 or 15 I will not ignore it or treat it as "puppy love". I remember what it feels like to be that age and to have my heart broken. It was very real.
4. I am going to let her go to school functions, ballet, piano, gymnastics, whatever she wants to try. I will teach her to be comfortable in a social environment. I will build her confidance in herself. I was never allowed to do anything and was always stuck at home. I have social anxiety and it really sux!
What will you do differently?