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Or have you broken the chain and parent in a different style?

Posted anonymously, 10th September 2016

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  • I’ve tried to parent the same way I was, the only difference being the introduction of social media/technology, which has meant I’ve had to adapt to this new environment.

  • I parent differently to how I was patented.

  • Definitely the same as I was parented. I had a very happy childhood and I think I turned out alright, so I’ve tried to raise my daughter the same way.

  • In some aspects I have and not and in some, I have. My children have parented with some of aspects of how I parented, and not in others. I actually know my children are better parents than I was, they have a better education and were not parents while still teenagers. I think this is natural, the core values we pass down and other decisions are based on the vast surroundings, and situations.

  • I do the opposite because at that time my parents were not taught and has happened to a lot of generations in our family . Learn if you think is good , reject if you think it is not good etc.. I learnt a lot from outside the home more so it is best to get ideas from other people as well. Good luck .

  • I parent so similar to how my parents, parented me. My husband and I both agree that we would. When I open my mouth these days, I hear my mum. Lol

  • Definitely broken the chain and parent in a very different way.

  • Yeh im a bit different but not with every, just with areas I’m intentionally trying a different style of parenting or where my husband does a better job

  • I think I’m very different (but probably lots is more similar than I would like!). Biggest difference is me being more involved in the children’s activities . In fact having activities is a novelty since we were so less ‘busy’ when I was young. We were left to our own devices much more.. and this meant doing things with parents was different and usually centered around chores and the home… so you were left with the impression that you hadn’t done anything with your parents!. These days after school and weekends are very structured and I end up going everywhere and being involved in lots of things. (however it s possible that the child will be left with the impression that they hadn’t done anything with parents because I was usually in the side lines rather than a direct participant!). But yeah there has been a shift from ‘parent centered’ life (ie home/chores and me the child tagging along with what parents wanted to do) to ‘child centered’ life (ie school/extra curricula and me the parent tagging along with what children want to do)… wonder what model is best!

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