Post # 1
What are three things you really liked about how your parents raised you/your SO and plan on carrying down to how you raise your own? What are three things you plan to stop?
(I’m not talking about substance abuse or being involved in their lives etc. I’d like to know specific parenting styles/decisions). =)
I’ll get the party started. I don’t have kids yet but I plan on the following:
1) Many extra-curricular activities
2) Eating healthy
3) Travel a lot
1) Stricter rules / more discipline
2) Insist on second language education
3) How to handle money
Post # 3
1. Learn the value of money and work – don’t just give them everything they want.
2. Eating meals together everyday
3. Education is a priority
1. No yelling/cursing – my mom was NOTORIOUS for this and it took me a long time to stop yelling and cursing myself because that is what I was used to.
2. No spanking/beating – stepdad was both verbally and physically abusive.. not cool.
3. Show/say my love everyday – I rarely heard “I love you” or received hugs, etc.
Post # 4
I had a list like that before I had children, but honestly, you won’t know what you’ll do until you’re put in that situation. I tried to be the outgoing, extra fun mom in the beginning. Now that my kids are 9 and 6, I find myself doing some of the exact same things my parents did when I was younger. Good luck!
Post # 5
1. Paying their own car insurance.
2. Keeping a savings account.
3. Doing chores.
1. Not forcing religion.
2. Insisting on sports or extra- curricular activites.
3. I don’t have a third lol
Post # 6
@dreamocracy: I’ll give you a virtual hug! *HUG* lol (: Love your number one! My parents made me work for money. If us kids wanted to go out to the movies then we had to clean something (other then our regular chores) or go to work with my dad for a day on Saturday. I remember being 12 and wanting to go do something really expensive with my friends. I worked a whole saturday making $6 an hour. I thought I was the shit(: lol It makes me appreciate money more though.
Post # 7
@figgnewton: Haha yeah I had it similar to that – when I wanted to spend the night at friends’ houses, etc I had to basically clean our entire house first! Haha. I never received an allowance, but if I kept my grades high and did lots of housework, I could usually get a little money to help pay for things. I wont make my kids be cinderella like I was, but I do think it is good to have kids work towards things they want rather than just buying them ipads, etc. 😛