What is the one thing you would change about your child?

United States
January 24, 2007 2:23pm CST
I love everything about my kids...If I could change something about them to help them cope with day to day things I woulds.If I could change one thing about my son it would be his shyness....just enough that he could talk to people. The one thing I would change about my daughter would be her taste in clothes...she always wants to dress like a teenager and she is 9!!! What would you change??
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@Kaldonya (278)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Hmmm...since I have four kids....my oldest son, I would change his procrastination habits. He's got such horrible ones! But then I would also build a bigger self-motivation/self-esteem in him too. My second son I would get rid of his perfectionist streak. My daughter, (who is only two), at this moment would be her temper tantrums of wanting to do everything herself! LOL!! I know that that is how 2yr olds are, but I can do without it. My youngest son is perfect! *smile* But then he is ONLY 14 months old, and I have yet to see what there is about him that might need some changing!
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@happymommy3 (2014)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I don't think I'd change anything about my kids or who they are, they are wonderful kids! Although I do think we could help our kids I don't think we should change things.
• United States
24 Jan 07
You are right...bad wording on my behalf. My kids are wonderful and I love them 100%. There are just some small things I'd like to help them with for their future.
• United States
24 Jan 07
No problem, I understand your point though.
@sunshinecup (7882)
25 Jan 07
I would say my children are perfect and I would change nothing, but that isn’t the truth... Both of my wonderful little girls are asthmatics. I would change that in a heart beat if I could. Heck I would take it from them and suffer it myself if I could. Asthma is a seriously media down played condition that kills 5,000 people each year. My children can’t be children with this hateful stuff. Poor kids can’t run and play like their friends, they always have to have their inhalers. They can’t even sleep like normal kids. They have to have their machines at hand incase of attacks in the middle of night. I don’t sleep well at night, because I have to stay alert for when this happens. It’s awful It breaks my heart and I would definitely change that.
25 Jan 07
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Wow what a tough question! Really I cant think of anything that i would want to change...I mean I love my kids unconditionally and though they have little issues here and there I think they are necessary for them to grow/learn from ya know so I wouldnt want to take that away from them plus I love the uniqueness of them individually and to me personally changing anything in anyone really that doesnt need changing is taking away from their true personality if that makes sense...
• United States
24 Jan 07
I see whay=t you are saying. I often wonder if we took my sons Autism away what he would be like.....I love his little quirks,I just wish the world was ready for him. In that case I need to get him ready for the world.KWIM?
• United States
24 Jan 07
I wouldn't change a thing about my children, I love them just the way they are. They are beautiful with all their strengths and weaknesses.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Like I said before...I am sorry by I was wrong in my wording...I love my kids and their strengths....but I woish I could take away their weeknesses even if just a bit!
@rainbow (6763)
24 Jan 07
Bong is very sensative and i wish I could toughen him up a bit and give him some more motivation so people do not boss and bully him. Roo is a nutter, but so cute and full of energy, the problem is that he can be very violent, especially towards his Dad and his big brother, I wish he could be gentler.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Violent? Does he also fall into the spectrum? My little man can be very rough....but being only 7 I think that may be age.
• Canada
7 Feb 07
i'd like to be able to help my daughter control her whinning. she whines most of the day and i'm afraid that when she goes to school people will call her a baby. so i wish that problem could get resolved before then.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I love my kids and I am not sure I would change anything about my 9 month old. He is absolutely perfect... However my 2 year old has listening issues and I would totally want to change that about him. He's two though so I will disipline has needed and hope it changes with time!
• Pakistan
25 Jan 07
I don't have any child yet but if I would get the option to change anything in it I would make the most handsome personality in my whole family.
• India
25 Jan 07
I would like my child to make good friends and spend time with them rather than stay at home most of the time.I dont want him to feel lonely and like him to be more outgoing.I want him to study well rather than just sitting before the tv.I want him to look decent with a good hair cut.If I had a daughter of 9 and wants to dress like a teenager I will scold her a bit and tell her that it is not a right thing to do.I want her to look respectable.I would want to change her mind by advising her.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
25 Jan 07
My oldest son needs to be more communicative and honest with himself and others and stop being a doormat to other people. Second eldest to be able to get sleep at night he has trouble sleeping Third oldest son, that he would feel more secure, but he is working on this which is good Daughter her home enviroment would improve for the better and she learned to multi task
@cjayden (110)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I wouldnt change a thing about my children. Every child has something about them that differs them from another and we just need to accept then and love them for who they are..right or wrong...agree or disagree...although my children are both still small i may have a different opinion in another couple years.
@SimplyMe (373)
• United States
25 Jan 07
If I could change something about my children, it would be their behavior toward each other. It just about kills me when I hear them say "I hate you" to each other, or hit each other or whatever meanness comes out of them. I always tell them that they are each others first best friends. You will always have your sisters and you must always treat them like you love them. You don't ever want to have a poor relationship with each other. Alas, they usually just stare at me and five minutes later one of them whacks the other one and another one says something awful about her sister.
• India
25 Jan 07
the only one thing i want to change in my child is nothing , he is perfect for me and my wife.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I have a one year old child right now and i don't think that I would change anything. Actually the only thing that I would chang is her to walk!haha I wouldn't change anything because she has SOOOOO much to learn to come in her life and I can help build that confidence in her.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I have a one year old child right now and i don't think that I would change anything. Actually the only thing that I would chang is her to walk!haha I wouldn't change anything because she has SOOOOO much to learn to come in her life and I can help build that confidence in her.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
I love everything about my children and all that I would change is the people that they actually associate with but I stay out of their business as this would only cause friction in my relationship with them.
@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
Well I have 3 step kids and even though I love them very much there is things Id like to see changed like my 16 year old daughter thinks you need a guy to be happy so she always chasing boys, my 14 year old daughter is very shy as well and Id like to see that change and finally my 11 year old boy likes to swear the odd time and I would like that to stop.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I love everything about my son but I do wish I had done a better job of helping him out of his shyness. I think he is this way because I am also fairly shy. I have also tried very hard to boost his self-esteem but sometimes I do not think he believes in himself as much as I think he should. We are working on it.
• Nigeria
25 Jan 07
I would have changed the fact that I never got to know my dad as he was never in my life... I would have hoped to not feel the pain I was caused from my mom, but having said both of these things, if I would not have had the life I had growing up I might not be who I am today, and I like myself... And have learned so much from my ups and downs