(Closed) Things you pass on and things you won't!!

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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1572 posts
Bumble bee

Carrying Forward:

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

 

Doing Differently

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Carrying forward:

1. Paying their own car insurance.

2. Keeping a savings account.

3. Doing chores.

Doing different:

1. Not forcing religion.

2. Insisting on sports or extra- curricular activites.

3. I don’t have a third lol

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
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1572 posts
Bumble bee

@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. 😛

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