do u admire other parents more than urs

@haqueen (236)
United States
July 14, 2007 4:10pm CST
like wishing you had a another parent as you r parents...that is u admire other parrents mo than u do to yours....?gues itss crazy
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I love my parents and would not trade them for anyone elses. My parents do have their faults though, as I think everyone does. I just wish my mom was not so guarded with her emotions. I think it just had to do with how she was brought up.
• United States
17 Jul 07
Growing up, I was convinced that my mom hated me. And, by my teen years I was positive that it was true. So, most days I wanted to be a billion miles away from her. Most people think their own parents are flawed in some way, too. It's not worth thinking about, though. If someone is bad, that's how they are. If they are crazy, you can't possibly change them. You just have to live your own life. Parenting is a tough job. It's way more than babysitting or watching the kids. You have so many things to worry about. Before I became a parent, I blamed my mom for everything that went wrong in my life. After the baby came along, I had to grow up and take responsibility for my own failures and mistakes. It's easy enough to judge someone for their parenting skills, when you have no children of your own. You can second guess everything they do and say how they made the wrong choices. But, when you become a parent, you start to see how difficult the job can be. And, then you have to grow up and become an adult.
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
no, i never do that ,not even in my freams.. my parents are great! i admire other parents not to the extent yhat i wanted to be their daughter
@skydancer (1873)
• United States
15 Jul 07
I think everyone does from time to time, especially when you're young and your parents won't let you have what you want. My parents were always lenient in the way other parents were strict (which other kids envied) but were strict in the ways other parents were lenient (which I envied in other peoples' parents). I also hated being an only child, so that often made me wish I lived with another family. Sometimes my parents were overprotective (even at legal age) and did not give age-appropriate reinforcement... I hated all that, and still do... I also don't think they know how to support my dreams very much (even though they try to understand)... I think every set of parents has their strong and weak points when it comes to parenting, and I, too, like some of you said, did see some of my friends' parents' parenting tactics when I spent the night at their house and things like that and discovered that as much complaining as I do about my parents, another set of parents can be just as bad... or worse. I am not slamming my parents or my friends' parents at all. I am simply saying that you can search the world over and you'll probably never find the "perfect" set of parents, so the best you can do is try to develop a common understanding with your own.
• Philippines
15 Jul 07
I wish I had my guy's parents.My parents would hurt me and that makes me want to get of house soon.that's why I'm doing this so at least I can save enough money for us to get married,leave home,and start a family that will be nourished with love.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
14 Jul 07
I would take another dad in a heartbeat, but my mom is awesome. I do have friends with cool parents, but now that I'm married and I have been through so much with my mom, I wouldn't wish for another mother. She is a strong lady, although a bit tempermental.:P