Should one share one's adult experience,ideals and goals with the children?
January 13, 2007 10:24pm CST
Do you share your adult experience,ideals and goals with your children? Do your children tend to adopt/accept/oppose your ideals?
14 Jan 07
my son is to young for me to share my adult experiences with him.. but i think when as he grows up i will share my experiences with him.. u need to talk to ur kids and make them confident.. and if u speak to them they will also speak to u..and communication is very important
• United States
14 Jan 07
I have always talked to my children from the time they were babies, always age appropriate. I have one Son still at home he is 12, of course there are things that he should not worry about, but his father and I are open with him when he asks for money, and its a tight week we give him explanations that he can understand. But with that, his understanding comes from having been included in the family dynamics and decisions from the start. He also understands the goals that his father and I have, as far as his education ect. Now I am not saying that he is not sometimes disappointed, but I believe that if a child is left out from the beginning you run the risk of greater opposition. I think also that he has adopted our values, but experience has taught me with his older now married brothers that the teenage years can be a whirlwind, I am proud to say that my children so far have planted their feet back on earth when the craziness of being a teen has left them.
14 Jan 07
Of course I do. I share almost everything with them and guide them the best way I know how. Hopefully they will see that I made mistakes too but I learned from them. Nobody is perfect and it is important for them to see that. If you show your children you have goals to strive for it will encourage them to have their own goals. Yes definitely share away with your kids.