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how good a parent are you??

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:16 AM
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a list of 100 things all parents should teach their children. how many have you done so far, are there any here you DONT plan to teach? anything else you think should go on the list??


·  Love one another

·  Tie shoes

·  Swim

·  Brush and floss daily

·  Ride a bike

·  Do a somersault

·  Fly a kite

·  Make a bed

·  Read before going to bed

·  Put your napkin in your lap at the dinner table

·  Say please and thank you

·  Cook a meal

·  Watch TV (and play video games) in moderation

·  Apply sunscreen

·  Sew on a button

·  Tell time using a non-digital clock

·  Treat others with kindness and respect

·  Blow a runny nose into a tissue

·  Eat one bag (not three bags) of potato chips

·  Throw a ball

·  Skip a rock

·  Jump rope

·  Wipe from front to back

·  Hammer in a nail

·  Be a good sport

·  Write a thank-you letter

·  Iron a pair of pants

·  Make healthy food choices

·  Fix a leaky faucet

·  Catch a fish

·  Develop self control

·  Resolve a dilemma

·  Read a map

·  Be respectful to elders

·  Show compassion

·  Apologize when you are wrong

·  Use a public restroom

·  Do the laundry

·  Grow something like flowers

·  Balance a checkbook

·  Have confidence

·  Make a pie crust from scratch

·  Speak in front of a group

·  Take public transportation

·  Fight courageously, lose graciously

·  Save a life using CPR or the Heimlich maneuver

·  Clean up a mess

·  Study for a test

·  Turn off all the lights before leaving the house

·  Properly pop a zit

·  Dress for the occasion

·  Sing at least one song well

·  Dance

·  Have safe sex

·  Know when to say no

·  Write a sonnet, or at least a limerick

·  Make an honest dollar

·  Save money, and spend wisely

·  Do your research

·  Look someone in the eye during a conversation

·  Find a book in a library

·  Wrap a present

·  Remove a chocolate stain

·  Tie a tie (bonus points for a bow tie)

·  Apply mascara

·  Read a newspaper

·  Donate time to those less fortunate

·  Be independent

·  Be confident

·  Sneeze and cough into your arm

·  Lead

·  Speak a second language, especially Spanish

·  Ask questions

·  Hold a baby

·  Accept others for their differences

·  Manage stress

·  Distinguish needs from wants

·  Negotiate

·  Support yourself

·  Comfort others

·  Write an essay

·  Take a taxi home (or call mom) when you're not fit to drive

·  Add, subtract, multiply, and divide without using a calculator

·  Get along with people you may not like that much

·  Deal with tragedy

·  Build a campfire (and put it out)

·  Open a bottle of champagne

·  Celebrate and congratulate

·  Use chopsticks

·  Deal with rejection and disappointment

·  Parallel park

·  Drive a stick shift

·  Change a flat tire

·  Parallel park with ease

·  Use a fire extinguisher

·  Bake a cake

·  Pitch a tent

·  Pick a piece of fruit that's ripe

·  Look on the bright side

·  Listen

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iluv2meow
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:18 AM

I let my kids raise themselves, problem solved

toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:27 AM

 Wow, I guess with the exception of opening a bottle of champagne and parallel parking and driving the stick, I'm a good mom.  I HAVE taught my kids all of that!

 

Kaelansmom
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:30 AM

He is only 4 lol

But, the ones like

Fish, put up a tent, jumprope, wipe front to back (boy.. he doesn't have to worry about that lol) mainly, anything that is outdoorsy (or driving hahaha) No, I won't teach him. I don't do any of it. I can't even change a tire.. hehehehe.

carolyntx
by Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:56 AM
He's only 19 months but he did put on mascara the other day... eek LOL. I think with the exception of fixing the leaky faucet and catching a fish I've totally got this
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queenanne
by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:31 AM

 well....between their dad & me, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, siblings, teachers, etc.  they've pretty much been exposed to all of that stuff before they left home.  I've already admitted to failing to teach them to cook, but they had their dad and grandmas show them stuff.

and that turning off the lights before leaving the house bit??? My husband and youngest are horrible about that.

  


                            


glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 3:50 AM

 I never taught mine to hunt or fish. That is not my idea of a good time. Teaching them to drive a stick was fun!

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Yup....done that list....and more. My kids are adults now, so I get to hear their idea of if I was a good parent. That's the real judgement. 

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:29 AM

I never taught him to make a pie crust from scratch....He can sure cook plenty of other things though!

I think I've hit pretty much most of these!


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wenchmommy381
by Wenchy on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:31 AM

I can't teach my kids how to fly a kite...because I can't do it myself. But I think my dad can. So we're good.

queenanne
by Silver Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:36 AM

 

Quoting EireLass:

Yup....done that list....and more. My kids are adults now, so I get to hear their idea of if I was a good parent. That's the real judgement

 yes ma'am!

  


                            


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