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Hi, hope it is ok to ask this but what is the main thing that your parents did/ taught to you that you won't do with your children? I won't stop my children dreams as I think my parents did.

GSM
a week ago
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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya week ago

My mum used to make me eat my dinners up. Absolutely hated it and would sit for ages. I have never forced my children to eat anything they didn’t want to. I have encouraged but never forced.

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GSM
GSM
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a week ago

eyeballkerry That is a good thing. I am doing the same with my son. Give him the chance to try but no force him.

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Mick82
Mick82a week ago

eyeballkerry it is not a good thing to teach a child to eat everything in front of them I know people who were brought up like that that have real issues with food and knowing when they have had enough

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya week ago

Mick82 Exactly what I was saying. I was brought up like that and never did it to my children.

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TractorGirl327
TractorGirl327a week ago

Can I turn this question on its head? There are so many things that my Parents taught me, that, sadly some people nowadays don't teach their kids .... such as table manners, respecting their elders, being polite, being well behaved in school etc. Sadly too many parents nowadays don't care how their kids behave.

I was reading in our local FB page the other day, a 13 year old had beaten up a 15 year old (both of them were girls) and the Mum was "proud" of her daughter because, although she broke the other girl's nose, she stopped as soon as she saw blood, because her Dad has always taught her to fight until the blood starts!!

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Lynibis
Lynibisa week ago

With parents like that, who needs enemies. You can easily kill someone without shedding blood, accidentally or otherwise.

I totally agree with your post. Kids are allowed to get away with far too much these days and that is one of the reasons there are so many with mental issues. None of them know where the line is drawn and lack guidance on how to live a respectable and happy life. So many parents bribe their children and if they threaten to take away their tech or a treat, they don't carry it through so the kids know they can get away with bad behaviour.

But to answer the original question, my parents did not cuddle me, read to me, have conversations with me or play games etc. I made sure I did all that with my kids and lots more.

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rossruby1977
rossruby19776 days ago

TractorGirl327 some people shouldn’t be parents should they.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90a week ago

A little off topic, but I couldn't help but share this. 😆

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Lynibis
Lynibisa week ago

Lol, I have had all of those said to me with very slight adjustments. Don't pick your nose or your brains will fall out and would you put your head in a gas oven if he/she told you to.

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MartinBluck
MartinBluck6 days ago

Brilliant! If I said "she", my Mum used to say "who's she? the cat's mother?"

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tara73ziva
tara73zivaa week ago

My parents taught me manners and to be polite and be helpful, and respectful to others. and I have brought my son up to be the same, but I used to hate it when I had to eat all my dinner and veg so I did not do that to my son I just used to say try it and if you don’t like it it’s ok to leave it

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Leannexxx
Leannexxxa week ago

I've never hit my children don't get me wrong didn't do me any harm but not something I feel that I need to do and always tell them about 20 times a day that I love them lol

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Grannyclock
Grannyclocka week ago

I am like you GSM and have encouraged my children and grandchildren to follow their dreams. Things were different in my young days and for a mixture of reasons I didn't take up my dream job. It is my one major regret.

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rossruby1977
rossruby19776 days ago

Spit on a tissue then wash your face !!! I know I’m not the only person their parent did that to. How horrible lol. Eww Image

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfield5 days ago

Make my kids eat bread n dripping

Geeze still feel spewing 🤮

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Lynibis
Lynibis4 days ago

Smoke!

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