Which type of parent are you?

@raheel07 (485)
Pakistan
April 12, 2007 8:15am CST
I mean parent has a mixed personality which alot of different characterstics. Like being strict or not strict, controlled or foster child's creativity. Which type of parent are you? How do you do parenting in terms of characterstics of your personality?
5 responses
• United States
12 Apr 07
i have to admit today my children are all grown and have lives of thier own however when they were at home whilst fairly strict i did try to be reasonable with them it must have worked cause they are all doing fine now!
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@raheel07 (485)
• Pakistan
12 Apr 07
Glad to hear.
@speedy1279 (2667)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Nice topic. I would say I am a little strict, but my husband is even stricter. He is one of those parents that believe children should be seen and not heard. Drives me crazy! I give my kids room to be kids but with boundries.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
12 Apr 07
i would go with you.
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@easyzheng (666)
• China
12 Apr 07
My father is a very strict father though he loves his children. He keeps appointing out his children's mistakes and faults in doing different kinds of thing. We are afraid of our father and dare not keep close to him in our life though we love him too. I don't want to treat my own child as my father does to us. When I have a daughter, I tried to be nice to her all the time. I seldom criticized her, let alone scold her or treat her voilently. She had some difficulty in study, so I often encouraged her in her study with good examples around her. I always thought I was a good mother until one day she told a friend of mine that it was me who brought all the frustrations in her life.
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@KissThis (3006)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I believe that I am a structured parent. I allow my children so much freedom to be creative but I don't allow them to go over the top. You have to set limits on your childs creativity. Like not allowing them to draw on the walls. I don't want to stifle them but I do want them to know that there are limits.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
12 Apr 07
i am strict at times and not strict at other times.anyway,children get on your nerves,thats for sure.