Did you listen to your parent's

@amadeo (67662)
United States
January 25, 2017 11:14am CST
Good afternoon.A late start here. Just thinking how many here listen to their parent's growing up as a teen agers. I did not have this problem growing up.For most of the time I was on my own. The generation after me.Did you listen. I do not envy the parents's in this generation. I can see that it must be very hard to keep them in line.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Jan 17
When I was a teenager I only listened to some things my parents told me. I am grateful for the things I did listen to.
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@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@LovingMyBabies.good for you.How are you feeling there?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Jan 17
@amadeo I'm feeling okay, worried but okay. Thank you for asking. I hope your doing well too.
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• United States
25 Jan 17
I was a good kid until public high school, then I got an attitude...I didn't start re listening to my parents until after I got married!
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@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhil I guess we all had an attitude then.This is normal
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• United States
25 Jan 17
@amadeo I think so...
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@yukimori (9066)
• United States
25 Jan 17
Hard to keep our kids in line? Not really... granted, my oldest is only six right now, but a lot of it really just boils down to having a good respectful relationship with the kids right from the beginning and recognizing that the relationship we have with our kids has to evolve as they get older. The relationship I have with my 6-year-old is a lot different than the relationship I have with her little sister who just turned 3. Looking at the way I interact with both of them has given me a lot of insight into why my relationship with my own mother and her husband was so bad. The goal of a successful parent is to raise children who are self-sufficient independent adults; my mother and her husband couldn't accept that. They needed to be in complete control. It didn't matter if I was seven or seventeen, and in fact they tried their hardest to maintain that control even after I was a legal adult. Seems like a lot of people are prone to forgetting that their kids are completely separate people with free will of their own...
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@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@yukimari Very well said there.
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@JudyEv (126082)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jan 17
I suppose I listened to my parents until I got to my teen years. I would hate to be a parent now. I think it would be very difficult.
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@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@JudyEv it is very difficult today.
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@syeow1 (4909)
• India
25 Jan 17
i did not listen them during my teen age but know i understand they are best.i love them..
@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@syeow1Good for you.
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@syeow1 (4909)
• India
26 Jan 17
@amadeo thank you
25 Jan 17
As a teenager my relationship with Father was non-existent, and my relationship with Mumsy was quite volatile. I was a very angry teen. But, I did listen to her. We're really close now so it all worked out well in the end. :)
@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@Poppylicious it does most of the time.
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@Corbin5 (109439)
• United States
25 Jan 17
I did listen to my parents since my dad was very strict. When I went away to college, I never had any problems, probably because I listened to my parents.
@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@Corbin5 good girl.That is the way that it should be
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@much2say (39690)
• United States
25 Jan 17
I listened to my parents mostly . . . but there were times when they thought I wasn't . Maybe, just maybe we listened to our parents better the generation today because we feared our parents?
@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@much2say yes some did feared.
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• United States
25 Jan 17
For the most part I listened to my parents and didn't ever get into any kind of trouble. Of course when I was a teenager I had a bit of a smart mouth but no worse than most teens I guess
@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@Marilynda1225 right many of us gone through with this.
@Kandae11 (38558)
25 Jan 17
I listened until I became an adult. Of course I would still accept advice.
@amadeo (67662)
• United States
25 Jan 17
@Kandae11 I see.
@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Jan 17
Yes I did. If I didn't, my mom beat the crap out of me.
@marlina (74803)
• Canada
26 Jan 17
I was a very good kid and teenager. My parents did not have problems with me.
@jstory07 (68248)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Jan 17
I did listen to my parents they both worked forty hours and managed to take care of a family.
@DianneN (79896)
• United States
26 Jan 17
Yes, I did, especially when they discussed the importance of a good education. My dad encouraged me to play the piano, and my mother was my best friend. They were both loving and wise. I miss them terribly.