endless parenting

Philippines
September 25, 2009 2:26am CST
I got married at age 27, not knowing about parenting. When my first child was born I started to learn how to become a parent. I was a hands on parent though I worked 5 days a week.My husband and me decided to have three children only to give them quality life, excellent education and quality love. We have three sons.I had discovered that it's easier to handle children when they were younger. As they grew older parenting becomes difficult. They started to have their own friends, their own interests and decisions of their own. As my children raised their own families now, I feel that my duties,love, cares and concerns have not lessen and got doubled with the presence of my grandchildren. Parenting makes me a fulfilled mother.
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@tobosoi (12)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Parenting is the fulfillment of being a parent.... Nothing could compare the beauty and the pleasure it brought for being a parent to our children... Sad to say,, there are parents who give less importance of being a parent,, or let me say,, they never been a parent to their children.. well, for me, they miss a lifetime chance of being happy and fulfilled....
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
I really agree with you.. being a parent we have to fulfill all our obligations. in the first place, our children did not ask to be born.
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
I agree with you perfectly that being a parent is not that easy as it looks. my parents raised me and it wasn't easy for them to spanked me when ever i made a mistake. It burdens them to punish their children just for the sake of teaching the right values and good conduct. thanks to them i was able to become independent and allow me to sustain my own career and earned for myself.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
By recognizing the role of your parents you would be a good parent,too once you raise your own family
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
hi LaadieGerald, Oh, i think you did more than just that. even with other kids you have shown parenting on other people as well that they are thankful that they have known you. that makes you a great person, and probably something that your children and your grand-children to be proud of. something that no other children experienced with their mothers. probably this is the way how you Love God and be a good christian. I know personally, they are happy that you are their MOM and Grand Ma. Godbless
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
A million thanks for your comments. That's the best reward of being a mother and grandma.I am fervently praying that God gives me more time to fulfill this mission in life.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
I agree with the endless parenting... because i can see that with my parents and my in-laws... my husband works abroad... and i have a full time job here... i don't want to get a babysitter for my 3 years old... so every morning before i go to work... i leave my daughter to my in-laws... and fetch her in the afternoon... i am so grateful that they agreed to take that responsibilities... i would have asked my own mother... but she is already has her hands full with my niece... I think when my daughter and future children are all grown up and they have their own families... i would love to take care of my grandchildren... no matter how many they are...
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
There's endless joy in being a parent although I caution you, too, that parenting is very, very hard. Sometimes you are frustrated but keep on loving and keep fulfulling your duties as a great mom.
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
I believe that it's a duty of ones parent to really disciplined and take are of their child even if they have grown up. the parents should never neglect their responsibilities even though the child has grown, otherwise, where will her children turn themselves to when there in trouble.