How do I make my children love and adore me as much as the do their dad?

Jaime - posted on 06/19/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am a single mom of 3 awesome kids. Dad comes to visit 2 to 3 weekends a month. The kids think everything he does is just amazing, can't give him enough hugs and kisses, and tell him they love him. Don't get me wrong, I love to see the love he has with his children, and really I am luckier then most, but sometimes I wonder, what am I doing wrong? The kids definitely don't react that way to me. Anyone else have the same thing going on? Is there anyway I can get more love from my kids?

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Jaime - posted on 06/21/2011

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Thanks, its just nice to know there are other women out there who can understand what I do. I love the dessert vs meat and veggies thing. Its a thankless job, so I am told.

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Dad is a dessert, you are are meat and veggies. There is no way to change that unless you trade places with Dad. When your kids grow up, they will appreciate you. Being a mom isn't easy and expecting your kids to understand how much you do for them right now is futile. It's not their job to make you feel better right now.

Sonia - posted on 06/20/2011

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well what it is that there is visiting ur kids when he can so they will make a fuss of him! u are always there and u have to scold them when bad so right now i would not worry as they do love u a lot cos u are being mum and dad and its hard and there dad prob gives them what they want while with him and he is looking like the big good guy in ur kids eyes!! believe me they will eventually see that u have been there for them and they prob know that now, i am a single mum and some times i am looked at as the bad 1 cos we have to gide them not the dads they just get the best part on being a part time parent!!! and ur not doing anything wrong and ur kids will see who was really there through the good and bad!!

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