(Closed) Article: This woman's children are NOT the centre of her universe

posted 8 years ago in Parenting
Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t really like the article for many of the same reasons that others posted. 

I also hate that feeling that it’s wrong to have your kids be the center of the universe.  My kids are the center of my universe…just like my husband is and I am.  My universe is really big and there is lots of space to accomodate all of us in the center 🙂

For example, when I cook dinner, I pick something that we will all like for the most part.  And when we go on vacation as a family, I find activities for everyone.  One may not like hiking but they are guaranteed to at least have something on the vacation that they will enjoy. 

My kids are being raised to be self-sufficient, caring, compassionate kids.  They know they don’t always get their way and that compromise is a big part of life.  I don’t come to their rescue every time.  But they are most certainly the center of my universe!

Post # 49
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Atalanta:  yeah it was.  

I would love to hear from her in 20 years to see just what kind of gentlemen these kids are.  It’s easy to say when they’re 2 years old that they’re just going to be the nicest young men, but it doesn’t always play out that way!

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsWBS:  yeah that was one of my biggest issues with this article and really contradictory to her original sentiment on how they are not the center of her universe.  her perfect gentelmen are obviously the center of her universe.

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mu_t:  ugh read last few posts on the matter.

Considering the last post on this matter was posted at pretty much the same time as my post, that would be literally impossible no?

The rest, I can agree on.  

Post # 54
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I dunno, this chick turned me off when she started mocking teenagers who kill themselves because of bullying.  I agree that kids these days are too coddled in some ways… but they are SO much less innocent in other ways.

@mu_t:  ermmm attachment parenting of babies (aka being at their “beck and call”) is really, really, really good for raising confident, independent children and adults.  

http://www.ahaparenting.com/parenting-tools/attachment-parenting/Pros-and-cons

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201307/the-4-principles-attachment-parenting-and-why-they-work

 

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@urchin:  exactly

 

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mu_t:  I didn’t find your post on p1 to be clarifying, sorry.  Only the 2 on this page.  Oh well not something I want to argue about, but I hate being accused of not reading posts. 

Post # 57
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Sugar bee

I love that this woman is a parenting expert after being a mother for what, 2 years? Amazing!

Post # 58
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@mu_t:  not trying to argue, sorry if it came across this way.  Just wanted to share some info that I deduced that you might not have read or heard about, in the spirit of hearing other perspectives etc 🙂  

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  I agree and I have three kids.  While I agree with parts of what she said, I certainly don’t think it’s okay to tell our kids to “suck it up” when some other kid is terrorizing them at school.  Nor do I think it’s okay to outwardly mock suicidal thoughts, which is what I felt like she was doing.

Like a PP said, glad she’s got it all figured out though!

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