A parent's manual?

@JannaLee (660)
Philippines
November 24, 2008 10:02am CST
Being a child will never be easy, but being a parent is a whole lot harder. Being a parent means another life is relied upon your shoulders. One may call it a responsibility, an obligation, or for worse sometimes it can be considered as a burden. It's difficult to raise a kid, you're the guardian but you're not in total control since they have thoughts of their own. How people wish that there's a concise parent manual to be utilized especially during desperate moments. You think a parent manual would be of help? Or not? What are your thoughts about this?
2 responses
@kassdaw (593)
• United States
24 Nov 08
In thought, a parenting manual would be the greatest thing every made. In reality it wouldn't be big enough to contain all the information you would need to help you in raising children. Especially once you get into the teen years. High school is the hardest time for teens, they are finding themselves, figuring out what they want to do with the rest of their lives and experiementing with a variety of things. If we could bottle up all the obsticles you could face with teens alone, you would have a book bigger then any other. We would need a book for infants, toddlers, grade school ages, pre teens, teens, and young adults. This doesn't seem to be a project that any one person is qualified to take on. No one has all the answers to raising kids and if we had a manual it would take the fun out of the whole experience.
• India
24 Nov 08
Parent manual hmm. That is intresting concept. But there are already a lot in the market. But let me tell you a parent knows more from his/her parents about parenting than any book. But books help in a different way. They give a lot wider perspective.