Are we our parents?

@Sunset50 (1397)
United States
December 30, 2006 2:47pm CST
I remember when a teen that I always said I would not raise my kids when I married like they raised me. My kids are raised and grown now and as I look back I see how much like I was raised that I raised them. How about you? Do you carry on the traditions and habits you saw in your parents?
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
31 Dec 06
Myself and my wife follow the best traditions followed by our parents and we explain the reasons to our children for following those traditions, its relevance and importance. There is nothing 'old fashioned' or outdated and I am happy to say that these suggestions are well accepted. We like to be conservative as far as traditions are concenred and we enjoy being like that.
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@shooie (4986)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I wasn't blessed with kids to see if I would have or not and time we got the stepdaughters they were well on their way. But when we had the girls with us I would have to say was sorta the way I was brought up with a twist.
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• Canada
28 Mar 07
through many toils and strife i have come, and if not for a loving family and understanding parents, things may have turned out completely different. they taught me responsibility for my actions, to love and cherish friendship, to listen closely when someone speaks, whether young or old. pay special attention to the elderly when they speak, these are their memories. they taught me to enjoy a summers morn when the dew is still on the grass, to love all gods animals, and to give all the hugs i could spare to anyone who looked like they needed one. to always have an open mind and a closed mouth until it was my turn to speak. and instead of saying it will never work, try to help make it work. when working 70 to 80 hrs a week you just don't get much 1 on 1 with your kids. i am happy with the way they have completed the circle of life. they are we, and we are they, each and every time we are able to be together love abounds
@scooter1024 (1243)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I try to do my children the way my parents did us growing up. I have a hard time with it being a single parent. My parents did a great job on me and my brother even though sometimes I'm sure they feel they didnt. I have 5 kids to deal with and I try my best to instil good things in them. I can only hope some of it takes hold as did in me and my brother. I think we turned out alright so I hope mine do too.