Q:

Do you find yourself parenting the same way your parents did or completely different? Little of Both?

  • Carrie says:
    A lot of both, using things my parents said with new angles

  • vanessa says:
    little of both

  • Tamara says:
    a little of both

  • Melanie says:
    Completely different.

  • sonya says:
    both

  • Summer says:
    Little of both

  • Yvonne says:
    I think its different, I don't remember much from my childhood but I think I have more patience so I listen more.

  • Debby says:
    Both hope I learned what they did right and what they did wrong

  • Janis says:
    I find I am parenting after my mother which was certainly effective for raising me. We'll see how well this kind of parenting works for my daughter.

  • Rebekah says:
    a little of how my stepmom did i learned from her and little like my day in ways like reading to my child like he did to me

  • Lisa says:
    very different

  • Monica says:
    little and both

  • Janet says:
    I find myself asking "What would my mom have done?" or "Oh this must be why she did.. " I can only hope I parent as well as my mom did, she enstilled some great things in us - if only she could get us to be more independent and not rely on her so much I'm sure she'd be much happier!

  • Rachel says:
    completely different

  • riveras007 says:
    different

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  • Kristina says:
    little

  • Crystal says:
    I was talked to as an adult, so I do the same with my daughter. Everything else, I sincerely hope I do a lot different. I talk to my daughter a LOT more.

  • Rhonda says:
    I think it's completely different, but my mom pats me on the back for doing things HER way

  • Lauren says:
    A little of both. The same but different as well.

  • sherry says:
    a little of both

  • Kristin says:
    sometimes a little of both, but i think my parents had seperate parenting styles, so i parent more like my dad did,

  • Tatiane says:
    little of both

  • amber says:
    little of both

  • colleen says:
    Litle of both.

  • Amanda says:
    little of both

  • MARVEEN says:
    LITTLE OF BOTH

  • Mona says:
    little of both.

  • Kiloshnee says:
    I think a little of both.

  • Lauren says:
    Little of both.

  • Kalyn says:
    No completely different.

  • Becky says:

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  • Kimberly says:
    yes most of the time

  • Sherry says:

  • JESSICA says:
    Pretty much the same.

  • Andrea says:
    Both, I find that i am more of the hands on type as far as taking kids out to play, walks, swimming and what not...

  • Sofia says:
    I let my child roam around at night . My mother did not

  • Melinda says:
    I find myself parenting almost exactly the same as both my husband and I were raised

  • Rosette says:
    somehow different because we are in a very different and difficult generation.

  • amanda says:
    completely different

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  • Catrina says:
    completely different!!

  • Kelly says:
    my husband and i talk out all the ways to solve problems and some times we go with what our parents did and some times we are creative.

  • Maria says:
    A little of both

  • Lindsay says:
    Little of both.

  • Mabel says:
    both but I do try to find a different way if I can.

  • Amber says:
    Little bit of both.

  • Lorna says:
    Conscious effort to stick to the POSITIVES in both and weed out the rest...

  • shannon says:
    little of both

  • Leslie says:
    A LITTLE

  • Daphnee says:
    Little of both

  • Ambyr says:
    Completely different from my dad but almost the same as my mom.

  • Karen says:
    different

  • Renee says:
    little of both

  • Julie says:
    null

  • Lauren says:
    Little of Both.

  • Mandy says:
    Differently... My dad didn't allow us to voice our feelings, so this is a biggy for me and my kids. I try not to enable my children, something my mother did with us and it did nothing but hurt our growth as adults but she did the best she could with what skills she had as my mother and I love her dearly and hold no resentment towards her for it now.

  • Lynn says:
    A little of both.

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  • Nerissa says:
    nope

  • Stacey says:
    Completely different. But I'm a completely different person than my son. I was quiet and compliant.

  • Tiffany says:
    completely different

  • Khanyisile says:
    lil both

  • Beverly says:
    Little of Both!

  • Teresa says:
    both

  • Tina says:
    My standards of behavior are similar to my parents', so I am similar in that regard, but know my children differently than my mom knew me, so that part of parenting is very different.

  • Alexandra says:
    probably yes

  • Shauna says:
    not sure --- i think it's a little of both

  • sarah says:
    more or less

  • Renee says:
    little of both

  • Dorothy says:
    Differently. In our house kids were to be seen not heard, I feel kids are people too, and how else will they learn to communicate their feelings if they dont have a say in anything? I was also yelled at a lot and now make it a point NOT to yell. Food was a big issue, since you HAD to eat every last piece of scrap on your plate, wich is why I dont force my child to eat if she doesnt want to.

  • Barbara says:
    No!

  • Erica says:
    Alot of the same ways, but the things I didn't like I don't do.

  • Danielle says:
    I was raised by my Grandparents... I still use their tough love method, but I also like to fully explain to my child what he did wrong & why he is in trouble.

  • - says:
    In some ways th same

  • goretti says:
    little of both

  • lisa says:
    Different

  • Imane says:
    little of both

  • Brittany says:
    Little bit of both

  • vanessa says:
    no

  • Josephine says:
    little of both

  • Bel says:
    both

  • Aideen says:
    a little of both

  • Felicia says:
    I dont know how my mom parented, it was so long ago! Probably a little of both.

  • Michelle says:
    A little of both, I think.

  • Angela says:
    different

  • Wynter says:
    I mostly find I am my own person Mom-wise, but I can't deny I did get a couple of things from my own Mom. lol