Would you bring up your child the same way?

United States
April 20, 2009 10:24pm CST
One of my daughters teachers today said that she likes the way i am raising my daughter. She stated that my daughter is not afraid to ask any questions and she says things that she was taught verbatim. I explained to her that my husband instilled in all of us that it doesnt matter what situation your in you always ask questions. She thought that was amazing, i also explained that i dont lie to my daughter and she thought that was the right thing to do. I just wanted to know if anyone raises there child that way or would they do it differently.
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@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
21 Apr 09
We are the same way with our children. We tell them the truth about everything, or well we tell the oldest the truth about everything. Our youngest is 18 months and doesn't understand some things yet. But when it comes to our son, we don't lie about anything, we teach him to stand up for what he believes in and ask questions when he's unsure of something or just wants to know. Don't be afraid to ask anything. We don't sugar coat things, because honestly life is hard and it's better to understand that when you're younger, than try to learn it when your 16, 18, or even older. Some of my friends from highschool, got a rude awaking when their parents just pretty much said ok, this is life you learn how to deal with it when they graduated from highschool. I don't think that's fair to a child, I want mine to know that their will be times in life that it will be tough, and being taught this earlier will make things easier for them. I still have a girlfriend who's going on 30 and can't get a hold on life because she was babied, her life was sugar coated and everything was handed to her, and now that she's gotta have her own life she doesn't know how to have it. I have been told that I have harsh parenting skills, but I feel honesty is the best choice. My son, knows things that most kids don't but I want him to hear things from me instead of hearing some fib that has been told to another kid from their parents that don't feel it's good to be truthful and honest yet. I think it's great that you can have that type of relationship with your children, I find it very rewarding in my relationship with my children.
@raynejasper (2326)
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
..well, you do have a very good way of raising your child and I intend to make that as an example.. you see, I have a daughter who is only 7 months old.. I want to learn more on how to raise her so that she will not go astray when she grows.. I really commend you for your good way of raising your child.. I hope you could share more.. thank you..
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Other than when it comes to financial trouble, I have no reason to lie to my daughter. She asks questions and she too gets things explained to her. She used to be quite aware of having financial difficulties between her father and I, but she (despite being 5 years old) in her own way said that she felt that us trying to get her gifts for holidays made her a burden and I don't want her to feel that way :)