Do you think you have good parenting skill so that you can handle your child?

India
March 10, 2009 10:00am CST
I guess most people would say yes but I think there are many people who doesnt have the skill to prepare their child for the future. But still I wish to know if u people have the right attitude and right skills to guide your child. Do you often guide your child to right path and to the right choice to make it big in his or her life? And how much control do you have on your child? Do they obey you?
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• United States
10 Mar 09
I have two step daughters and a newborn daugther. Well, for the oldest step daughter I think I can say that I have helped her make the right choices in some aspects. The other one however, not so much. It has to do with whether your child is willing to listen to what you have to say, or if they're like my youngest step daughter, they rebel and could care less what you say. Hopefully with my daughter I'll be able to do it right. I sure am looking foward to trying!
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@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Yes, I think I have the basic skills to be a great parent. As a matter of fact, I think I am a pretty good parent. I have learned a lot from my college classes as well as from life itself. I have learned from past mistakes made with my first and second child as well as parenting mistakes that my own parents have made. None of us have to take parenting classes, unfortunate...because some parents shouldn't be parents. Do my kids obey me? I don't expect my kids to do exactly as I say everytime, but I think they do a pretty good job of listening when I really need them to. I think I have raised my kids well enough to know that sometimes they have to question adult authority. Sometimes adults also make mistakes.
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@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
11 Mar 09
That you will never know until they all are adults! I think I have good skills when it comes to raising children, but perhaps not to raise the ones I have! For me communication is the key to sucsess! Letting avery one have their opinion and to speak up for the things they want. I would not say that I control my children - I hope I'm not doing that! In my opinion children have the same right to have opinions as adults, even if they some times are a bit crazy - it's still important to listen. If you have skills in debating that will not be a problem to get them to understand why the things they want doesn't work. Children are competent and willing to co operate as long as we can do the same!