Your parenting style. How does differ from how your parents raised you?

@dandj929 (424)
United States
April 8, 2008 7:38am CST
When parenting your children how does your "style" differ from the way that your parents raised you? Have you set the same boundaries and rules that your parents enforced? Do you discipline the same way? Or do you do things your own way. Please share. Thank you!
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@youless (91099)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Apr 08
I think my way to bring up my child is quite different than my parents. I behave more like a friend to my son rather than a mom. And I try to give more space for him. I want him to learn how to independent since he's little. When I am wrong, I will apologize to him. I think this is quite different than my parents. I don't feel ashamed to do so. It's very fair. When I am wrong, I shall say sorry to my son. It's impossible that a parent will be right all the time.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Our families didn't show us structure or consistancy, and thats some thing we are giving our kids. My single mother and I rented place after place for as long as I can remember. My husbands parents got divorced when he was young and living with his mother ment being shifted from one sitter to the other. For our kids we want to give them a good family life. We have a nice house that will always be home. We have work schedules set so that our kids don't have to go to day care or 25 different sitters. They are with one of us or at grandmas all the time. I try to teach my kids self disipline some thing I wasn't taught. There are so many more things we do differently. I would say overall we do things just the oppisite of what our parents did with us. good discussion!