I Am Afraid of Being a Bad Mom

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    A Better Mother Than I Had

    I grew up with a mom that worked late nights as a bar tender and came home drunk most nights then didn't want to get up with us in the morning.  And I am worried sometimes that subconsciously I am going to be like that with my kids. I tell them how much I love them all the...
    allyKat allyKat
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2007

    I think this scars everyone.

    Your afraid of making mistakes and for me I was afraid to make the mistakes my mom did. All you can do it take the good and add on to it. Treat them with respect and kindness and it will work out. It's scary but worth it.
    lullabymom lullabymom
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 10, 2014

    Terrified

    I am completely and utterly terrified of being a bad mother. I don't even have kids yet and I'm already scared. I don't want to be like this but I'm scared I won't love my kids or be able to care for them the way I should.
    TheatreGirl TheatreGirl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2007

    I have a few more weeks

    until the title Mom really kicks in. That's scary. It's not necessarily that I think I won't know how to mother a child, it's the thought that there is a possibility that I won't love my baby as much as think. It's hard. I get this beautiful little girl and I'm terrified...
    irelate14 irelate14
    18-21, F
    Feb 7, 2014

    I Am Afraid Of Following In My Mother's Footsteps...

    I am so afraid that I will be terrible to my kids and that I'll treat them the same way my mother treated me. It's not that she was abusive or anything, but I just definitely disagree with the methods my mother used to raise me.  First, she would scream at me if I made a mess...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2013

    Bad Childhood...is It Going to Affet Me?

    So i am a 23 year old mother of one beautiful little girl. I am terrified of being a bad mom and im afraid i already am. When i was growing up my old brother (hes 5 years older) was always the center of attention. My mom was never popular in highschool but my brother was so she...
    mommy1386 mommy1386
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2009

    Afraid of Being Judged Because of Ym Mental Disability

    I suffer OCD, anxiety, Tourette's, & depression. I want to be the best mother I can, but by the idea that people misunderstand me, don't care about me, or do me dirty, my kids might get wrongfully taken away to CPS.
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2009

    Worried About It...

    I recently got married and moved from California to Spain to live with my husband in his hometown. I really love being married and we are thinking about starting a five year plan for having a child. But I can't help but be pretty worried. I grew up in single "parent" home with an...
    caitiebell caitiebell
    22-25, F
    Jan 29, 2012

    Have had a very stressful 1.

    5 months, parenting by myself. All of my ideas and things I didn't want to do have been ignored and I feel like I'm failing. Don't kno how much longer I can do this alone.
    RazorbladeKisses81 RazorbladeKisses81
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    I'm Not So Sure What Type Of Parent I Will Be

    I'm 33 weeks pregnant, and I am scared about becoming a parent. I am not worried about taking caring of the baby because I know I will be able to do that. I have troubles finding my emotions. I dated a guy for 3 years and did not really realize how much I cared for him until he...
    BasketCase13 BasketCase13
    18-21, F
    Jan 8, 2013

    My 10 Month Old Son Seems To Prefer His Grandma Over Me

    I have a 10 Month old son and I love him to death. He reaches and cries for me when he is being held by other people, even his dad. But the second his grandma (my mom in law) walks into the room he gets hysterical and screams for her, even though he is in my arms. The second she...
    GrueneRose GrueneRose
    22-25
    Jun 18, 2013

    I Am Afraid Of Treating My Kids Like My Mother Did Me.

    I am only 17 but I am so afraid of falling in love or especially having children. I'm afraid I will be just like my mom or dad...and that I am incapable of loving my child. I was pregnant at 13, but aborted for fear I would hate my daughter because I was sexually abused and I...
    CountrycHick4 CountrycHick4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2013

    My kids say I'm a good mom

    but I'm scared about those times when i slip up will they change their minds about me
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2014

    More Like Terrified

    I know I am only fifteen, I'm not pregnant and I don't intend to be for a good few years, but I just cannot help but worry. I've wanted a child for years, ever since I could remember. Yet I know I cannot handle it yet, I am too young, I have my education to focus on. It has been...
    Buffy19 Buffy19
    18-21, F
    Dec 30, 2011

    Well i just found out Im prego

    but Im afraid I will be a bad mom. How can i make this feeling go away .
    aliceloves123 aliceloves123
    26-30, F
    Aug 11, 2014

    I Dont Know

    I love my kids but I'm scared of not being good enough. I try my best and work my butt off. I can't give the kids everything they want but they don't go without. We live in the country and my kids don't like it. There's no neighbors with kids and they want to hang out with...
    WhisperingEchoes WhisperingEchoes
    36-40, F
    Sep 21, 2013

    Unsure

    I love them dearly and do my best to combine patience and love and understanding. I'll admit that I'm a pushover with them though and they tend to get away with more than others but I'm working on that. My biggest problem is follow through... I want them to learn become self...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2007
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