Are you a single parent like me (a single dad)?

Philippines
November 2, 2008 5:32am CST
Have you leaned the right way to give them the best knowledge that you can share with your children? I have 2 children 1 boy and 1 girl each of them have different talent and ways of interest. the eldest is 8 years old and the youngest is 7 years old. don't tell me why i am that fast. I become a father when i was 20 years old when i was in college pretty sad but i did the best to finished my college and graduated. i did lots of stuff for my children. can you? i'm like working as a mother to them. hard but i love it. i have lots of things and knowledge need to be share with my children. tell me yours so we can have a good discussion.
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@jarael (666)
2 Nov 08
its good that you are a good dad, many dont bother with their children, its nice to hear. im a single parent of 2 girls aged 4 and 8, i had my first at 20 also. its hard being the main parent but in no means is it impossible for children to thrive with just one parent.
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
good to hear that from you too. well what are most problem you've been encounter with your children? mind is just they are growing and they are jealous with other but i'm quite well on how and what should i do. although they both know they reason why we have a broken family. i do wanted to prepare something for them to understand more about the word family. bout you?
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@jarael (666)
4 Nov 08
they get on quite well, but the eldest sometimes pick on the younger one, and they whine quite a lot which annoys me. the constant noise also. most of all i worry about them being more independent and having to go out on their own and stuff, i worry about them being run over, morbid i know but i cant help it.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
3 Nov 08
You have my utmost respect. I can't imagine being a single mom, let alone being a single dad! You should be so proud of your involvement in your kids lives. It is going to make a huge impact on them for the good.
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
i am always proud as proud as all the other single dad. a confidence that was built by my children because they have tough me so much that i have need to do and understand what should be as a dad. i am open to my children but a little bit strict so i did built a friends, father, mother, teacher and brotherhood relationship. thanks for the share. you can tell me more or share something and friendship could be built.
@garmac (57)
• Jamaica
2 Nov 08
well i became a dad at 21 my son gonna be 6 in dec and for the last 5yrs i been a single dad like you i hav been both mom and dad i hav made sure that ive been there for him each step of the way and its especially hard working a job where is hard for both ends to see each other much less meet.i feel that "learning the right way" to give them knowledge will take a lifetime but u just have to hav an idea of where u want them to head in terms of development and impart the knowledge u hav accordingly there is no set manner. remember what works for one may not work for the other since they each have different talents and interest which means u'll have the task of dealing with each one accordingly may even mean doing research to arm urself with info about their interest if its something ur not versed in. i think it best to hav both parents but sometimes circumstances dictates otherwise. once they know u love them unconditionally thats key.would love to exchange ideas wit u
• Philippines
4 Nov 08
i do already know what to do. but as they grow up thing would change and so as their believes. the year of what they are belong to is very different from the one that we know so being with them is not that enough. i do wanted them to go with the people older than them and ask them each day they went outside the home of what they have learned. i love the way i have seen their abilities. its just that both of my abilities was shared to each one of them. the development that you said, that its depends of the ways of life they have seen in everyday and should be guided at explained all the thinks from good to worst event. your thought about exchange idea is the best of what i always do. because you may not notice they events that you also learned from them. well as i see you have a serious life living too. feel free to tell something more. friendship could be built. thanks.