Is parenting ansd ART, JOB,Responsibility,or burden???

India
March 20, 2007 4:50am CST
What u thing the real meaning of parenting should be.........art...job....responsibility....care....or anything else
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@LadyDulce (830)
• United States
27 May 07
All of the above. Art - creation and sculpting of a beautiful, strong, independent being Job - 24.7.365 fulltime, hard job. I put in more overtime than at any other job Responibility - Ensuring that precious little life turns out well... doesn't die.... can sustain itself Burden - It's something that will be strapped to your back for the rest of your life, but you wouldn't trade it for the world
• United States
27 May 07
Giving birth was a burden because it was unbelievably painful. The restof parenthood isn't a burden, though not painless, by any sense of the definition. I think Oprah sums it up well by saying it's the hardest job on the planet, but I also feel it's an art.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
20 Mar 07
I think that parenting is a job, responsiblity AND an Art actually...why an art? because it takes a real knack to 'get it right' IMO....I feel that parents who follow the parenting methods of others rather than getting to know your children as individual ppl or extentions of you arent parenting completely....Getting to really know your child and gearing your parenting to fit each child individually as well as working it out for you as the parent is an art....you have to get creative IMO if you want to do the best you can....As for it being a responsiblity, well we brought them into this world or into our homes with the unspoken promise to provide, protect, nurture, love etc them so we are responsible of making sure that happens.....Its a job becaues damn it its a lot of work at times LOL Bottomline though, IMO, above anything parenting is is a riot and a blast and there is nothing that can even come close to comparing to it...I love being a mom, good times and bad and I wouldnt change it for the world...
@kahheng (281)
20 Mar 07
Parenting should not be viewed as a burden nor is it an art. It is a job and a responsibility. I have heard countless complaints and moans from parents of how horrifying parenting is and all. Well, I am a father of 2 beautiful girls (age 5 and 3, respectively) and yes, I have bad times but most of the times I have fun with my girls. And no, my girls are not angels all the time.. 80% of the times they wear their horns and only 20% of the times they are with their halo on. Still, parenting is all about cultivating our children to be better more evolved human. to breakdown the job and responsibility: Job: 1. Making sure they grow to be good samaritans. Yes, no parents would like seeing their kids in the news as convicts or terrorist. that would be all parents nightmare. thus, it is our job to teach and guide them to know what is right and what is wrong and to grow up to be useful and good samaritans. 2. ensure they have best of education All parents wishes they children a good life. Not a suffering one. Thus, the path to a good life is good education with a stable job. Seeing your children as a homeless vagabond is again a parent's nightmare! Responsibility: 1. lead by example Kids tend to follow people around them. your #1 will take you as an example, whist your #2 would take the #1 as an example to follow. Thus, what you do, you kids will observe and make example off. You would notice, hot headed parents would most of the time end up with hot headed children. Same goes with abused and smokers and all. Though this is generalising the majority. There are some exceptional cases, though. To me, I do not see it as an art or burden. Rather a joyful job and dutyfull responsibility.