Everyone hopes to be as good or better parents to their children than theirs were.  So, we want to tell us how you think you are better than yours.

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
How are you a better parent then your parents were???

  • I'm not, my parents were awesome! Luckily I was born in a time the mother could stay home and raise her children while the man made a decent enough wage to take care of the family financially. My kids don't have that luxury, I work a lot!
  • I’m only slightly better because they raised me to learn and grow as a person, and therefore a parent. But my mom wishes she had sat down and played with us instead of cleaning all the time. I’ll claim that.
  • I can't say I'm a better parent but I had different circumstances therefore I used what I was taught to be more independent and try to make good choices.
  • I’m not. But I learned from their mistakes
  • I am a better parent than my parents because I am present. I was able to be a stay home mom. I go to every event I can, even now that my kids are in college. I played sports and only remember my mom being at a few games. My dad didn't even go to my graduation. Funny thing is, I am closer to my dad than my mom.
  • I didn’t use a belt to spank my kids (and really never spanked at all).
  • I would never say I'm better than my folks. They have loved and supported me and my sisters through all of the ups & downs of life. I wouldn't be the woman I am today without them!
  • I put my children first and allow them to make mistakes and learn from them...all while supporting them emotionally.
  • I don’t think I am, but I do some things differently. It remains to be seen if its “better” though lol it’s all a crapshoot, my parents raised some pretty great people, so I can’t say much ‍♀️
  • I don't beat my kid, talk down to him, I don't tell him he was a mistake, I don't treat him like a pile a garbage. I'm there when be needs to talk no matter what it is. I help him grow in to an amazing person.
  • I didn't make my boys eat more than they wanted. When I grew up, you didn't leave the table, till your plate was clean!
  • I’m not. I just try to learn from them. Good and bad.
  • I get up go to work pay my bills and get what my son needs. ( I was adopted when I was seven) talking about my adopted mom I am not a narcissist.
  • I came from a strict Catholic family (6 kids). No room to grow as a person. I gave my kids the space they needed to grow and mature but always there to guide them. All three kids are responsible adults with kids of their own. Very proud of them!
  • I'm not! But I'm a different parent in a different time in life but with the same values and morals. They have been married 50 years raised two kids. I have been divorced 7 years raising 2 kids. I'm absolutely blessed to still have both my parents
  • I'll teach my kids to follow directions and respond via email.
  • I didn't abandoned him like my parents did to me
  • I'm not an alcoholic, and I'm present for my kids
  • I listen to what they have to say but I am not a better parent. I am struggling with my oldest in everything they taught me. My youngest are pretty much feral.
  • I don’t make my kids eat Lima beans, beets, or Brussel sprouts!
  • I don’t force them to drink milk at dinner
  • I’m not, but that doesn’t mean I had a great childhood...
  • No way! I only wish! My dad is still the family’s rock, mom, god rest her soul was such a beautiful person inside and out, both did a great job, a few things I did change because they were not right in this day and age but when they were growing up it was normal but I tried and my daughter turned out to be an amazing young lady but it takes a village and I had lots of help along the way.
  • I don’t make my kids feel bad about liking what they enjoy or having friends
  • I'm more strick than my parents were
  • I raised my kids not their grandparents like I was. I was present.
  • I hug my children and tell them I love them all day long.
  • This just made me realize I am my mother!!! my daughter tells me that all the time‍♀️
  • By being a cat mom instead
  • I'm not.
  • I will never tell my dtr that she is fat, flat, and ugly. That she may have luck getting a man if she gets breast implants. And laugh at people who come to take her on dates.
  • TQOTD... I don't think I'm really better at parenting, the only difference really is I push my kids yp be good at what ever they do but unlike my parents I don't push them to do things i want then to, such as sports just because I like it. My dad did that awful ! I let them make their own decisions
  • My parents were great people I love them a lot. But my husband and I are both home for dinner every night instead of having someone work second shift and we're both far more understanding and aware of mental illness. So I think that makes us better parents but I don't really know I guess until they grow up and we see how they turn out.
  • TQOTD.... Where do I begin? I would never let my teenage children have drinking parties or let their girlfriends spend the night or live with us at a teenage age.... This was stuff that went on after I left home, with my youngest brother. I would never do that with my kids now ever.
  • TQOTD: well thank God I'm not a parent to a human because that probably wouldn't be pretty. Kids make me crazy! But... I am a parent to the cutest French Bull dog ever! I'm a better dog parent than my parents were because
  • I’m basically just my mother 25 years ago when it comes to parenting but I will say I did go out to get a college degree and pushed my husband to do the same because we want a more disposable income to be able to Travel, and Vacation often when our children grow a bit older.
  • I was a huge traveler with my family, while my husband did very little traveling in is childhood. I’d like to give both him and the kids experiences they will never forget!
  • I had/have great parents I did, however, make a conscious decision to talk more openly with my kids than they did with me. My mom often tells me I'm a good mom. That's a big deal.
  • TQOTD-- I'm better at telling my son daily "I Love you!" Growing up I always knew my parents loved me but it wasn't said. When my grandma passed in 2014, it became something we always say. I think my mom realized how important it is to say it.
  • My parents had their faults... So do I but I do really emphasize self reliance which they did too but do not see that in a lot of other kids these days.
  • I have no idea what the hell I'm doing as a parent and I'm 18 years in. My dad died last year and said the same thing. We parent different but not really better or worse than.
  • I love my parents, I do. They were great. But I had a ton of anxiety growing up, we never had any structure or schedules. My husband and make sure we follow an entire routine after dinner on weekdays. Our kids really get into it! We make it fun and relaxing so they can fall asleep feeling loved and appreciated. Homework is done and anything they may have felt stress about during the day is taken away by us. We let them unload to us! We may seem kinda strict to some people, but my kids really respectful and very loving and considerate kids!
  • my parents because no matter how hard things got they always provided for us...and I feel like I can't do that for our son. :(
  • I’m a better mom BECAUSE of my mom. We’re both single moms and became moms at young ages. But my mom never had her mother for support. And she had to struggle through the learning of becoming a mom alone. I have my mom to help me and I feel like bc of her I’m in a better station in life then she was at my age.
  • I make cookies a lot for mine. ;) My mom and step dad were not bad parents. I'm better then my dad, because I will never walk away from my kids.
  • I never sent my kids down to the bar a couple of blocks away to buy cigarettes at the age of 6. Just sayin'. I could go on, but I'm a lady