Do you hope your children grow up to be like you?

United States
June 16, 2008 8:24pm CST
If my daughter grew up to be like me then I would be so proud. As long as she's happy that's what is important to me. I think that I have some positive traits that a child could role model. I'm a hard worker and perfectionist, so I don't stop until something is right. Barely good enough is not good enough for me. I love my family and like a clean house. I like to cook and share my cooking passion with others. And, I've had a good amount of higher education and love to learn. Those are nice traits. Already she mimics many of my better traits. She is neat and orderly, well behaved, logical, fun loving and friendly and very pretty! She has the gorgeous blonde curly hair that I always wanted. But that's not a bad thing. If I had that hair, I'd never enjoy it. I know me! I would get fed up and cut it off due to maintenance issues. Do you hope your kids turn out like you?
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@mummymo (23709)
17 Jun 08
Sounds like your daughter has a great role model! I would hope that my children grow up to be happy and try their best which they do tend to do already , that they have love, compassion and tolerance as well as respect for others - that would make them like me and as far as I can tell they are already like me but still growing smarter and funnier and just more wonderful each day - I am sure they will grow up to be much more than I could ever dream of being! xxxx
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• United States
17 Jun 08
That is so wonderful to hear mummymo! They had a very positive influence in their lives. I am sure they will do well. Happiness to all. Be well!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Jun 08
My daughter has my personality traits, and my son has my impuslive/compulsive traits. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@mummymo (23709)
17 Jun 08
From your lips to Gods ear beauty! Thank you for that! AGB I don't know your son but I can see a lot of your character in your lovely daughter - that is what drew me to her! xxx
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• Philippines
17 Jun 08
I would be very proud if my son grows up to be like me. But if not, there's no problem with it. I have positive and negative traits and its more important if he gets those positive traits. Even though he's my son, it's not an assurance that he will get my attitude or traits because there are lots of influence around him. Whoever he may become, whether like me or his dad or neither me or his dad, I would still be grateful that he is my son.
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• United States
17 Jun 08
With such a caring parent to look after him, I am sure he will turn out just fine! Well well. Have a nice evening.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
17 Jun 08
Thats lucky of you to have such a beautiful daughter who is a duplicate of yourself. Unfortunately I do not have daughters to be proud of. I have only sons to be proud of as they are both academically successful but unfortunately have inherited my razor tongue!
• United States
17 Jun 08
I feel very blessed to have such a special child. I am happy to hear that you are a proud parent as well! Thanks for dropping by to chat. Have a lovely day.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
I would really be proud if my son grows up like me or his dad. But even if he does, it doesn't matter. I just love him the way he is. I have positive and negative traits and i want him to get some but not all of these traits. Even though he's my son, I would not force him to be like me because each person is unique! I love my baby the way he is!! And i will always love him!
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• United States
17 Jun 08
It's so true! Kids are going to be who they are, no matter what. We just love them and hope they will be safe. With guidance and loving support any child has a really good chance of making it in life. Sounds like your son has a really good start! Be well!
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
17 Jun 08
As long as they are their own person ultimately..but for my kids to have certain traits of mine (which they both do) I take great pride in that! My husband and some of our friends and family get a right kick out of how much my daughter is like me in certain ways and my son is very like me in other ways...both of them though are very much like me in the sense that they are VERY kindhearted, they care about ppl, they both speak their minds, they arent afraid of their various emotions, they are both very deep thinkers, they are both well mannered and polite when needed LOL (when its not necessary we are all very cheeky ppl LOL), they both have a great sense of humour (my son is a Jim Carrey in the making..he's a riot!)...I also see alot of their father in them as well...He had his major flaws but he had good qualities too ya know...Its almost creepy how much my daughter is like her dad..particularly in her body language..sometimes it actually catches me off guard adn I tend to blurt out "David, stop possessing our daughter damn it"
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@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
I have done some bad things and bad decisions when I was young, so I hope my kids will learn from my mistakes. But I am not that bad also. I am a strong willed woman,a fighter and very independent- so this traits I hope they will inherit from me. Not that my husband isnt, but I am in some ways superior to my husband. I just want them to grow up God fearing and better persons than their parents. Life nowadays are not like before. It was much easier then. So I just hope and pray that we will be able to hone them the right ways, in order to prepare them for their future in this ever changing world..
• China
17 Jun 08
if i have my baby , i hope he or she will have my good habits.and thats enough i think ..
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• India
17 Jun 08
Well, I could say that I would surely like to see a part of me in him/her. But I always like every person to be unique and that's what I want. I want my kids to be unique in their own way. bourne
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• China
17 Jun 08
it's my mom's hope.
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@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
17 Jun 08
I am still too young to have my own kids yet. Thus I can't feel as a mom did. Somehow I don't quite like my kids grow up like me. I am not confident enough and always don't consider myself a good girl. I hope my kids can inherit my good traits and be more confident than I do. Anyway, so far all I want is my kids can live a better live than I do.
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@ShealM (388)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
If my children are even an inkling better than I am I would have done my divine job as mother. I aspire to them being better than me, having better than me and being more successful than me. This doesn't mean that I am not a good person, have very little or am not successful. I just hope that my children will rise above my own accomplishments and accomplish all that they want that will make them happy, healthy and satisfied with life.
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17 Jun 08
I dont think I would worry about how my children grew up and I dont mind if they turn out like me or not just aslong as they know wrong from right and are happy, I am sure that every child in some way turn out just like their parents however I think it is great to see them also turn into something else and I hope my chilren are able to do all the things I was not.
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@cutie143 (215)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Not so! I hope they grew up much better than me. I dont want them to make mistakes like what i did. I want them to be fulfilled and have their own identity.
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@peedarp (10)
17 Jun 08
need not be always.as far as i think they should excel me in all the fields.i read an article which says that generally childern absorb the qualities from their parents both genetically and behaviourly too.so u can always expect your childern to be like in most of the cases.i have seen childern of high status people becoming good for nothing.
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@ashnigam (96)
• India
17 Jun 08
Like every parent, I would wish my daughter to do much better than I could do in my life. As all human beings have some positive and some negative traits, I would allow her to have her own share of such traits. But I would be very happy to see if she could imbibe some of my and your positive traits in her life.
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
I don't have kids yet, but I don't want them to be exactly like me. As long as they're good that's fine for me. I know it's very general, but to me, a good person will be able to act accordingly in any difficult situation. It doesn't matter if my child spends so much time drawing or watching tv when he's supposed to be studying as long as at the end of the day he knows how to think and how to understand. That's just my opinion. But if I were to bestow one of my traits on my kids, it would be my goal-orientedness.
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@chari_dc (493)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
i'd definitely like my kids to get my good traits as well as their dad's. the not so goo ones can go. :) i want them to be better than me someday. i don't want them to become shy like me but i want them to be confident like their dad. i want them to be good in school like i was and street-smart like their dad. physically, i want them to be tall, not like me who's below average height. they should get their height from their dad. i want them to become good in business like their dad and have a chance to be creative like i do. i think any parent would only want their kids to be the best in everything they can, at the same time, happy and contented.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
17 Jun 08
i don't have children yet at the moment... but when i do in the future, i don't think that i want them to be like me... i want them to be just who they are and not following me... some of my traits might be inherited to them... and i hope they are the positive ones and not the negative ones... take care and have a nice day...
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@fredgame (1264)
• China
17 Jun 08
well, there are certain traits parents would like their children to inherit from them as well as their natural inherents. there are some parents who have bad manners in social and moral life and their children wouldn't like to be like them. when one has good manners in social and moral life and taking very good care of the child in love. the child will definitely emulate the best examples of the parent(S). the other external parent of the child is the teacher.
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@Jemina (5784)
17 Jun 08
Oh, definitely yes. If I can raise my future kids to be like me and my husband then it will be my trophy. I have a great admiration for my parents especially my mother because even if they were not educated they raised us to be what we are now. We never fought or argue with our parents and there was never a time I can recall where my parents did something wrong to us. We never caused them trouble or problem in return. And in the same way, I hope I would raise my future kids.