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How do you gage how good of a parent you are?

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      Mztracy wrote Sep 23, 2009
    • ditto Annie!! good answer estatic




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 23, 2009
    • You just do the best you can with what you‘re given. Like Term says, even those raised exactly the same sometimes turn out very different. It’s all in the interpretation of of the raising with each individual child. There’s also the nature/nurture issue. We are all born with a mixed bag from the gene pool of both parents.

      Love, support, guidance, leading by example, parenting without being too much of a buddy or a friend - that’s key.

      My husband runs a school of about 400 kids. We see very different parenting styles there. We have kids who come from very priviledged homes with all the advantages money can buy and some of these kids go on to be very productive and some go on to surf every day and do drugs. We also have kids on financial aid, broken and very damaging homes, parents on drugs with the kids left to fend for themselves. Some go on to do great things, some follow in the footsteps of their parents.

      We do our best and pray for a good outcome.




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      Lilwhitedaisy wrote Sep 23, 2009
    • If my kids who are all teenagerstongue out are happy, joking and talking to me about any problems or issues then i think i am doing a pretty good job, that and when they tell me there glad i,m their mom! estatic it is what they think of me that counts not what anyone else may think.




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 23, 2009
    • Patience, understanding, respect, morals is what we all strive for as parents and I agree with Terma and Cynthia on the differences from one child to another...and Annie put it very well also, knowing when to ask for help...God knows we as mothers, especially feel that we should have the answers all the time and quite frankly sometimes you just don’t.  I had a bomb shell dropped this weekend...our son is thinking about joining the military and I am scared to death right now.  He has an appt. with a Marines recruiter on Saturday and I have a lump in my throat the size of a watermelon...so right now I think of myself as a petrified rabbit stuck in a fence...just don’t know what to say.frown




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      Janet DeVito wrote Sep 23, 2009
    • I have raised 5 children! I can tell you that everyone of them is different!  The only measurement of how good of a parent you are is how each one feels loved.  

      I actually like my kids.  Of course everyone LOVES their grown kids...but I LIKE them too!!  That is also a good measurement.  I also take into consideration that they each call and actually WANT to spend time with us.  That to me is their “letting us know” that they think we did okay!

      Of course, when a child goes astray, I don’t think that it is “the parents fault” as I have seen many kids take a wrong turn due to other influences.  But a child with good parents will find their way back!




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