Q:

What is your biggest failing as a parent?

  • Emma says:
    I don't really know

  • mariangela miguela says:
    xx i wont be able to be the mom that i should be to my son xx

  • Elaina says:
    not being more organized

  • Adrienne says:
    i havent failed yet

  • V says:
    Not being patient enough with my kids, not being firm enough with the school admin.

  • kay says:
    not being able to make our marriage work - but we're awesome friends now, and dj understands that we live in separate houses, but we will still always be there for eachother and ALWAYS be there for him

  • Marielba says:
    not being able to walk away (always having the last word!)

  • Vanessa says:
    Let my children judge me on that one!

  • Magaly says:
    lack of patience..... :(

  • Julie says:
    patiences...I have very little, lol.

  • Zeneida says:
    not sure i dnt think i failed in anything N if i did cant think of anything at the moment

  • Neliza says:
    lack of patience & new mommy inexperience...

  • Eileen says:
    I don't want to think that I've failed Zack in anyway. But being financially sound is a huge sore spot for me and for Jay. We just want Zack to have the things that we never had and to be safe and comfortable. Sometimes I really think we may have failed him in this area.

  • Jessika says:
    helping my oldest wit his homework......lol

  • Evelyn says:
    Not teaching my girls Spanish, but I guess I still have time.

  • Anonymous says:
    i wouldnt call anything a failure , its all a learning experience .if something doesnt work , you try something else .

  • Claudia says:
    This question made me think....Nothing.....yet....I guess Ill find out when hes a teenager and he tells me

  • tammy says:
    spoiling him

  • Marissa says:
    I don't know yet.

  • Jenny says:
    Trying to be the perfect parent.

  • Cynthia says:
    failing my daughter

  • Rebecca says:
    swearing around them, then the oldest now repeats it

  • Hannah says:
    Patience!

  • Jackie says:
    Losing my patience sometimes.

  • Christine says:
    so far so good, ask me when shes an adult and im sure ill make a few mistakes. lol

  • jamie says:
    im not good at discipline.....im not sure how to punish them without making myself feel bad

  • Trista says:
    discipline for sure...and not following thru

  • Anonymous says:
    not knowing how to fix one of my kids behavior problems, but I dont see it as a failure just a learning experience.

  • Heather says:
    Not being able to provide financially for my children the way they deserve. :(

  • Julie says:
    not spending enough cuddle time with each one

  • Sara says:
    I give in to her way too easily and I am paying for it too. She is a pretty good kid though so I can't complain too much

  • Anonymous says:
    Too difficult to analyse what's the biggest as there are so many. And more are still to be discovered!

  • Addie says:
    setting a poor example

  • Angie says:
    Lack of energy.

  • Roxanne says:
    I dont know. Conner is in the process of being diagnosed autistic, and he doesnt speak at all. Whilst were sure this is due to the suspected autism, I have my moments when I wonder if ive done enough to encourage him etc, and i suppose at them times i feel like ive failed him.

  • Audrey says:
    that I am not doing things right

  • Janice says:
    Probably that I'm a tad over protective of my kids sometimes

  • Emilie says:
    I never went through with breast feeding but now that I look back i'm glad I didn't force myself because I was pretty miserable from pain. Plus Callie turned out great!

  • Ashley says:
    not really sure

  • Leanne says:
    I honestly dont think i have failed my kids, everything we have done we have done for them

  • Sally says:
    I could probably give you a huge list of things im doing wrong. But the truth is i have two happy, healthy, polite children... so am i going that wrong!?!

  • Quandetta says:
    maybe not listening enough

  • Rachel says:
    not fininishing my own education so I can provide for them

  • Leslie says:
    Nigel has fallen twice and chipped his 2 front teeth. I don't think there is much I could have done to prevent this because he is wreckless and throws himself to the ground on occasion.

  • Jessica says:
    not getting him off the bottles sooner then we did

  • Katrina says:
    not sure yet

  • Ashlee says:
    I give in too fast sometimes. My kids are my everything so I end up spoiling them a little from time to time. And now they are getting to the age were the use it against me!

  • Andrea says:
    I think maybe that I am not able to spend time with him as much as I would like to due to my job.

  • Brittany says:
    ?

  • Jayne says:
    thats a bit negative!!

  • Anastacia says:
    Jeremy still using a bottle to go to sleep.

  • Nanc says:
    working so much and not being there every single moments.

  • Samantha Lee says:
    Umm.....I'm not sure, I think I'm doing everything right. My little boy obviously loves me more than anybody in this world. He's a very happy baby, which shows that I love him and take amazing care of him. :)...

  • Brandy says:
    haven't had one yet!

  • Lisa says:
    I dont think i have had 1 yet but im sure there are pleanty to come . Noone is perfect

  • crystal says:
    not being out on my own.

  • Brooke says:
    Wanting to be the only one with her all the time

  • Tanya says:
    that i didnt have a job and couldnt afford health insurance for her.

  • Jennifer says:
    I don't think I am as patient of my son and his need to be organized and structured.

  • Jean says:
    Didn't nurse Natalie and Carter. I am a yeller.

  • Jennifer says:
    I think losing my temper to easily. I fail to remember that she is just a toddler learning to do things on her own and on her own time. It's not easy!

  • Janell says:
    my temper, I forget that Kaden is just a toddler and can't remember all the things I tell him not to do on a daily basis and that is tough when I have so many other things to get done as well!

  • Megan says:
    I'm not sure yet...she's not that old!

  • Carly says:
    That's a hard question. I could probably do alot better with my meal planning. My kids don't eat alot of vegetables.

  • Lyndsay says:
    Yelling at Aubree sometimes a little too much.

  • Crystal says:
    n ot having the money i want t get him more stuff and our own place hopefully that will change soon

  • jacki says:
    Going through his first year so unhappy in an unhappy marriage and then being a single mom his second year, I was doing all I could to breathe and I feel like he and I both missed out on eachother..I gave him all I had but I feel like it wasn't enough...

  • Casey says:
    babying them .

  • Darlisha says:
    idk

  • Anonymous says:
    i worry so much about everything!

  • Anonymous says:
    The fact that i was not able to be a stay at home mom- they were both put in daycares at 6 weeks old

  • Tosha says:
    Not researching circumcisions enough

  • Amy says:
    I really don't know how to answer this, I think I am a pretty darn good mother and have been told this by my husband and parents. I think the worse thing I ever did was leave her unattended on the recliner when she was mobile and she rolled about 10 feet on to the carpet. She didn't get injured but I was so scared and felt so guilty.

  • Jessica says:
    i dont thnk i've hit that yet!

  • Brielle says:
    not enough patience

  • Amy says:
    lack of patience

  • Heather says:
    ?????? i worry too much

  • Elise says:
    i give in 2 easily n stress about wot kind of mum i am.

  • Kimberley says:
    i worry to much

  • Jody says:
    Not having a job LOL

  • Karrin says:
    failing part.... wow iwish i could say nothing but there is a few....

  • Claire says:
    not listening to my heart on where we should live but i listened in the end :)

  • Kristi says:
    I don't think I've failed. Fallen a bit short, at times? For sure. However, with God's help and grace, He has given me the strength to succeed, even on the hardest of days where my patience has been tested the most.

  • Katie says:
    This is a harsh question. I don't feel like I've failed anything as a parent, besides the fact that I have to leave him with a sitter all of the time since I have school and work everyday.

  • Sarah says:
    no patients

  • Tshawn says:
    not being married ... to the love of my life that will help me raise her right.

  • Stephanie says:
    failing? I wouldn't consider it failing, but I guess being a single parent

  • Anonymous says:
    Not enough patience

  • fancyface9182001 says:
    I give in to easy still learning on that one

  • Kristen says:
    i don't know!

  • Emma says:
    giving in

  • julieanne says:
    not sure

  • Tara says:
    morning time

  • Carrieann says:
    I don't always have the patience & understanding as I should

  • Ashley says:
    How can I fail at a job that doesn't have a handbook? I do my best everyday!

  • Melissa says:
    Not being here enough. Working too much

  • Samantha says:
    I'm not sure reall

  • Kayliecia says:
    Umm, playing with the boys as much..i do but not as much as i totally should.

  • Angela says:
    keeping house clean

  • Amy says:
    routines

  • Wendy says:
    My sons behaviorial issues. I put it on myself because Im a stay at home mom.

  • Ashley says:
    Who wants to admit these..we are all learning and trying to learn from our mistakes and be the best parents we can be with God as our guide I don't think we can fail. We just are not perfect and need to ask forgiveness not just of our children but of ourselves. Right now, my oldest daughter has a "love language" of quality time and this is very difficult for me to carve out with three other little ones to take care of and a husband isn't able to be home much. sad but true. I feel bad about this.

  • Elizabeth says:
    patience, it's difficult..they never listen to me no matter what..

  • Jamie says:
    What happened with Evan

  • Savannah says:
    Not spending enough time with each of them on an individual level... I swear there needs to be more than 24 h

  • Johnna says:
    Probly that I let him get way with alot

  • brittany says:
    putting Dean on a schedule

  • christy says:
    yelling at my oldest

  • Lisa says:
    didn't play with them enough when they were little

  • Megan says:
    i suck at discipline lol.

  • Natasha says:
    I'm not a failing parent thats a pretty unecessary question if you ask me

  • Tara says:
    I dont think I punish my 3 yr old enough...Not that she is bad, but when she is, she takes advantage of the situation. smart lil brat

  • Sai says:
    lack of scheduling ability

  • Ashli says:
    none

  • Charissa says:
    letting them eat junk

  • shana says:
    knowing what to do when they start fighting with eachother. Sometimes they both seem right drives me nuts.

  • Heather says:
    Being a push over Mom

  • Amber says:
    not being able to give her her own room and space she has to share it wit me and i hate that she can't have a room to keep all of her toys in. Instead they are ALL over the house!

  • Isaac says:
    Picking him up to much when he whines...

  • becky says:
    Not being able to do somethings for my kids.

  • Samantha Carrie says:
    Being too nice.... I should b more stern sometimes but i look at them and my heart melts i just cant! :)

  • Lexi says:
    I don't feel like I have failed. There is stuff we all have to learn but I don't think anything we do as a parent is a failure. Our children grow and learn and love us no matter what. At the moment I don't even feel like there is anything I would do differently but I'm sure there will be as he gets older.

  • Amy says:
    yelling...inconsistency when I get exhausted or sick.

  • jenifer says:
    not being able to give them i think they should have ( like being able to pay for all there college, or buy a house that is big enough or pay for the lifestyle I think they should have) I wish my husband and i had finished college ,put away money bought the cars house we wanted before we had children. I feel as though when we work for those things now our kids go without. I know we could have been smarter.

  • Molly says:
    I am SO tired after work and household chores that I don't spend as much time with them as I probably should.

  • Crystal says:
    Can't think of any

  • Jillane says:
    patience

  • Crystal says:
    I think Im too critical at times! Working on it!!