Do you think that you are a good parent?

@fotychic (318)
United States
November 29, 2006 1:49pm CST
Why or why not?
3 responses
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
1 Dec 06
i would like to think i am. at time i think im not as i get mad at the kids but i know that its sometimes for there own good and then we move on, noting bad that is.i love my kids and always want the best for them
@fotychic (318)
• United States
1 Dec 06
I think that is what makes a good parent. All parents are going to make mistakes once in a while, but when you genuinely love and do your best with your children, then you are a good parent!
@foxzie1 (18)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I think I am both. I think everyone who is a parent is both good and bad. I also think that the word "bad" is not a good word to use to describe a type of parent. Inexperienced may be a better word. After all, kids don't come with instructions. I feel I am a good parent because I listen to my kids. We talk about everything and not only am I their parent but I am also their friend. There are a number of times where my kids (girl and boy - both teens) would choose to stay home with me rather than go out because we truly enjoy hanging out together. I am a young Mom though. I am 36. My oldest is 17. I have never hit my kids - there's no point to it. It doesn't solve any issues and it only causes them to be afraid of the one person they should be the most comfortable with. I know though that there are many things I could have done differently in my life that would have been better. I have been a single Mom up until 5 years ago and I know the choices I made of whom I brought into their lives in that time could have been better (for all of us). Bottom line, if you children smile when the talk about the memories they have then you are a good parent. Even if it's one memory - you have done something good in that childs life that they will cherish. Anyway - there is really no set "good or bad" parents. It's all in what you know and how you choose to share it with your children.
@fotychic (318)
• United States
30 Nov 06
You're right. I used insufficient wording. It is really hard to define what a good or bad parent is or is not. It sounds though that you have a pretty good handle on being a 'good' mom! And yes, I agree with you that it is very important to bring only the right people into your children's lives.
@kage2k3 (1444)
• India
30 Nov 06
I m not a parent yet...but very soon i will be
@fotychic (318)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Congratulation! I'm happy for you