How You See Things Versus How We See Things

United States
March 25, 2008 10:54am CST
Each generation has a different way of looking at things. Attitudes change, the way chilren are raised changes, parenting methods change and more. This discussion is for all ages; All generations. How are things different from how you were raised. Do you things opposite the way your parents did, or your grandparents?
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@Ravenladyj (22919)
• United States
25 Mar 08
"How are things different from how you were raised. Do you things opposite the way your parents did, or your grandparents?" LOL EVERYTHING is different! I'm not abusive to my children for starters. I KNOW that my kids have a voice of their own and I've ALWAYS wanted to hear it..I also know that they've always had opinions of their own and I encourage them to share those as well and when they do I NEVER tell them they are wrong or silly for thinking, feelign or believing as they do...My kids are my life, my world and my soul..I love them unconditionally, we are close and understand each other, we live, love and laugh together but also but.t heads and cry together..there is no "I'm the grown up you are just a child so do as I say and speak only when spoken to" in my house. We're FAMILY...we're all equal ya know.. so ya LOL EVERYTHIGN I do as a parent is COMPLETELY different to how my parents did it and still do it (which is a sick story all in itself that I wont get into)...The ONLY thing I learned about parenting from my parents is how NOT to parent
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• United States
25 Mar 08
Good for you raven. I think we can all come up with those sick stories. I know I can. Still, eventhough I tried to do things somewhat differently than my parents, I still made some mistakes. (Sorry Misty).
@Ravenladyj (22919)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Why thank you very much . As for making mistakes as parents..we're human for starters and mistakes sometimes are a must in order to grow for lack of a better way of putting it..As long as we LEARN from our mistakes and they arent major damaging ones I think its just part of being a parent and a person really
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• United States
26 Mar 08
Yea, you're right raven. Trust me, I learned big time. And it sticks pretty well too.....I won't make those same mistakes twice - I hope.
@whittby (3072)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Self esteem was the buzz word when I was raising my kids. We were careful to validate them, praise all their accomplishments, and encourage them in their endeavors. Not a bad thing, but greatly overdone by my generation. I was raised just the opposite, but probably was not the norm for my generation (mine would be a story that brings on too much self pity not needed). My peers/generation was expected to do their best without a ton of help in the process. Just a couple things that are different. ..whit
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• United States
25 Mar 08
Interesting how things change, but somehow stay the same (to a degree) whit. From one generation to another and how we all view things so differently.