Who was the better parent in your home growing up?

mom and dad - a salute to mom and dad
United States
May 9, 2009 10:39am CST
My mother worked most of the time while I was growing up, but not as much as my dad did. But the odd part was, my dad was actually the better parent. My mom had had a rough childhood growing up, she lost her own mother at age 9 and was raised by an aunt until her father remarried and then the step mom wasn't the greatest. She was an alcoholic and then had a child with Downs Syndrome that my mom practically raised until she married and moved out on her own. But even through all that, even after my grandfather passed away my mom would make yearly visits out of state to visit her step mother. She tried to be a good mother I suppose, but she wasn't patient, and really didn't have a lot of knowledge. My dad on the other hand was extremely patient with us. He is the one who would sit down with us and read and help with homework, and was the parent when you needed to talk about something, you went to him. So, who was your better parents? Mom or dad?
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@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
20 Dec 09
To say either was better in the case of my parents would be unfair. I was lucky I had good parents, both of them were good parents, and they were both better at certain things than the other. My mom always made sure we were well taken care, always clean, and always fed, we were also very close and I can still talk to my mom about anything to this day. My dad was very parient. He was the one that would help us with our homework or take us places we needed to go, and took us to amusement parks and stuff like that and spoiled rotten there. My parents were both great in their own ways.
@Porcospino (19691)
• Denmark
11 Nov 09
When I was a child my father worked a lot, he left in the morning, and he didn't get back till I had gone to bed, so I didn't see him much. It was my mother who talked to me about my problems, helped me with my homework and all those things. My mother didn't work when I was a child, so we were able to spend a lot of time together and we had a close relationship. When my father was at home we had to quiet, because he often had to work or rest. My father has a temper, and he often got angry if I made too much noise or didn't do the things he told me to.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
3 Jun 09
In my home, it was my mom. She was the parent we counted on. And she still is. I don't really have a relationship with my father. He has lived most of his life from his easy chair. Guess that is why my parents finally got divorced.
• United States
3 Jun 09
I don't know which one was better, because I really had great moments with both mother and father. But I do have to admit that my mother is much more considerate, than my father. For that fact, I have become much closer to my mother. I am more open to her, because she has shown that she wants to know what is going on with my life,l and unlike my father, he tends to stay quiet. Even though, when he does speak to me he has really touch-full things to say.