Do you ever feel like you can be a better parent?

@34momma (13896)
United States
December 25, 2006 4:32pm CST
I have moments when I just feel like I don't do enough for my children. I don't spend enough time with them. Any one have any advice for a busy mother of three?
4 responses
@rainyl (671)
• United States
26 Dec 06
We all fee lthat way at times, however we must also understand that we as parents have to work in order to provide for our children. Children understand more then we think most of the time and they know that you are trying to provide them with the best. I have 3 children also, 1 terminally ill and I also feel like there is never enough time in the day, however when I am not at work I am at home with my children so they can never say I was not there..lol sometimes they may wish I was not there..lol So hold that head up and know you have stepped to the plate and that you are DOING IT!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Thanks alot for you response. Sorry to hear about your sick child. You are so right, I just work and love them and do the best I can in between. It is just sometimes, I feel like come on girl, you could listen more, or talk to them more, what ever. I am going to make it work. I tell them I love them all the time, I just hope I show it as much too
@DRoddy77 (1779)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I think every single parent feels this way some time or another. We always feel like we arent doing enough or maybe we should be doing this instead of doing that... Everyone has different ways of parenting. Im a work at home mom of 3 toddlers and I always feel like i dont have enough time to spend with each one of them or that they dont each get enough attention, but we all do the best that we can! Just make sure that they know they are loved!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
26 Dec 06
I always make sure I tell them that I love them. I am engaged to a wonderful man and we together have a little girl. Yet I still feel like there are never enough hours in the day. I just have to keep my head up. Thanks so much
@ladyambi (80)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I don't know you, but you appear to be a hard worker and a good provider for your kids. Be proud of yourself. Maybe you can pick 1 day out of the week to have dinner with your kids. Being a busy mom in 2007 is not uncommon. At the same time you are probably raising your kids to be independent which is good when they become adults. You are doing just fine.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
17 Jan 07
thanks alot for that comment. I try so hard to let them know no matter what i love them. I don't like to buy them things to show them i care. I do make sure that twice aweek we all sit down to dinner together, which is always nice. your comments really made my day, again thanks
• Pakistan
15 Jan 07
You should sit freely and relax your brain and remove every burden from it. Then you should do time management that how many hours you have to do work and at what time you should sit with ur children or family coz it is very important to give time to your children otherwise they wont care for their family in future and the result could be very bad.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
16 Jan 07
thanks.