What kind of parents would you be?

@mari123 (1862)
China
October 2, 2007 2:33am CST
I guess that on the board, there are some members who are parents already, and most members are not parents yet. however, later or earlier, you will become a parent. what kind of parents would you be? strict one? generous one? middle one? Basically, I am a strict mother. If my daughter forgets to do her homework, I would blame on her, sometimes I even condemn her out loud. however, I took some memers' advices, never beat my daughter. Anyway, I believe that each parent loves his/her baby, whether you are strict or well-tempered. again, what kind of parents would you be?
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12 responses
• Philippines
3 Oct 07
Hi, if I am going to be a parent, I see to it that I am going to be a responsible parent. A lot of parents now a days are not supportive to their children. Sometimes, they do not care for what their children would be. I want my children to grow up disciplined and manageable to one's self. Have a blessed day to you!
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
3 Oct 07
I think that I am a mild father to my son. I am a friend to my son and we always talk to each other like friends and we have a very nice and harmonious relationship between each other. We are like friends. I don't condemn my son at all if he has done something that is not pleasing. I just talk to him like a friend does and I am always acceptable.
@mariam74 (555)
• Egypt
3 Oct 07
Well this is a good question I'll be a restricted mother in what is wrong and what is right and on the contrary I'll be very easy with them in giving them many rights such as talking with me in anything they don't like, I'll give them care and love and I'll try to be thier friend as well.
• China
3 Oct 07
i'd like to be a generous one.as i have a strict mother, who made my earlier years less of interesting things, i missed a lot i think. while i don't feel wrong with her, because all she did and said are for me. on the other hand i will be a generous father, because i wish that i wouldn't see children of mine go on the way i did. they should have their own life.
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
I'm a mother who won't tolerate or encourage my kids to become spoiled. I want them to learn and respect values in things and people. I love my children so much and would never want beat them. I'm also patient as this is one attitude that children needs most from their parents, because they are in the learning curve and mistakes happen a lot.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I don't plan on having kids but I could always change my mind later in life. When I was growing up my mom was and still is strict. If I did something I wasn't supposed to I'd get a swift smack across the but or on the arm and I would NEVER EVER do that thing again. I didn't see anything wrong with that method and I would do the same to my children. It's not abuse children just need to consistently learn wrong and right and know who is the authority figure. I am one of the few truely honest, goodwilled people I have met in my life and I give credit to the fact that my mom was strict and never said anything like "okay but just this once." The rules were rules and there were no if's, and's, or but's about it. I can't stand when people let their children cry in the store because they can't have a toy or like my three year old half brother who says "no" and pinches and hits back when you try to discipline him.
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
2 Oct 07
i think i would be an alright mum, i dont believe in smacking my child but i think teaching how to use manners etc and be polite, basically just the way my parents treated me, i guess i wouldnt be to strict, depends on what having to be strict about, as when im a mother i want to be like their freind as well and let them know i am here for them
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
I am a very strict parents when it comes in disciplining my kids. I want them to learn about being responsible and efficient. That is why I obligue them to do what is expected them to do. Like studying to their content, helping in household chores by doing what they can only do and contribute, and helping each other. But I am a very jolly mother when it comes to bonding activities. I always throw jokes on them and tickle them. I always love my children laughing and enjoying our free time.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
2 Oct 07
What kind of parent am I? Well I'm a laid back mom BUT I dont take any nonsense either....I have rules that need to be followed but I'm also aware of how rough being a kid/teen can be so I act accordingly....I ALWAYS ask my kids for their input/opinion on family matters, I'm ALWAYS open and honest with them and we have a excellent communication....I'm their mum but also their best friend...I parent them but I hang out with them and act like a teen myself often.....For me parenting is about balance, being the boss but being their friend too...its about respect on both sides...they respect me and I respect them..I'm aware that they arent as wise and worldly as I am but at the same time I realize they are NOT an extension of me and they have their own thoughts, feelings and opinions and I want to know about them, hear them and include them on all levels...
@bimal10p (1220)
• India
2 Oct 07
i would love to become a responsible father..showing right way to my kids...love them the most and give them all the oppurtunities which i desired but missed..
@rave700 (247)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
..i'd become a responsible parent...i'll teach my kids with the right attitude in a right way...a loving parent...i'll give my kids utmost care and tender love..
@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
2 Oct 07
Do the best of mine. Read this prophet of Kahlil Gibran you will know: And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of Children." And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.