I Believe Loving Your Child Is a Parent's Lifelong Commitment

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 602 People

    My Goal For My Daughter Is to Be a Better Mother Than I Am!

    I had a single mother and she was an chronically depressed alcoholic, my father never claimed me as his and committed suicide when I was 20.  I lived my whole childhood resentful that it was filled w/ pain and disappointment and that I was not a priority to my parents. I was...
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    2 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    Dad Changes Roles

    Hi I am Phil stay home Dad to my daughter zephany 2and my Son zack 7. My wife Jennifer works as Childcare teacher full time. I was made redundant from my IT job in August 210 We decided to relocate to Singapore . My wife started job in Childcare My role as stay home dad...
    Philreads Philreads
    56-60, M
    Nov 26, 2012

    Isn't That What

    parents are supposed to do?  Love you child for all time? I find it interesting that there seem to be so many "parents" out there that don't love their kids or could care less for them or about them.  I find that to be not much better than abuse and...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2009

    Forever Love

    Absolutly, your children are a gift from GOD. Love them forever with all your heart.
    Goodguy09 Goodguy09
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2009

    I Don't Have Children Yet But...

    I promise to love my child(ren) through all. even the hard times, because I've delt with difficult relationships and I've learned that you are going to lose some and you are going to win some. I understand that you don't have to be your child's friend but I also know that you don...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2009


    I have so much to say on this but I think I'll keep it short because I want to hear what other people feel. What has happened to our humanity that a parent's bond with their children, to love and protect them, has been lost? While the majority of parents certainly love their...
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    9 Responses Oct 24, 2008


    want to point my mother in the direction of this group?
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 24, 2009

    I Wasn't... That's Why I Feel the Need to Be Different

    My parents did not love me, nor did they want me. They did not believe that I mattered like my three brothers, and that I was a disgusting abomination. This is why I feel strongly that every child should have a loving parent who cares for them. I recently made an inquiry into...
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Mar 14, 2009

    Not only loving, but caring

    for that child in the best way possible.
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2014

    They Need Love As Much As Guidance.

    I have never sweated the small stuff with my daughter and I see how that has given her confindence in her life. I love her as she is and push her to do things that I know she can do. I take a lot from the way I was raised, which wasn't very well and try to do the opposite. My...
    PinUpPaige PinUpPaige
    31-35, F
    Apr 18, 2009

    My Two Cents

    children and raising them is the most important thing that we can do. I am saddened by the fact that children don't seem to be important to our culture. Its hard to find children clothing...its all mini adult stuff. 7 year olds have cel phone and someone pays grown ups money to...
    fairybartender fairybartender
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2012

    I Wrote This Today Reflecting On My Mom

    I'm sorry you were not able to spend more time with your grandkids, I'm sorry I had to go to work and study rather than travel and visit, I'm sorry you did not call or stop by on your many trips into the town where I live, I'm sorry you did not feel comfortable staying at my home...
    cactusrose50 cactusrose50
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2009

    Loving Your Child

    I think loving your children is a part of GOd's gift to us , it makes our lives wonderful . It is an inner healing process , when you show your child that you love him makes life to him a special place , so people show ur love to your child , it is a medecine for all problems in...
    lilianne lilianne
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Mar 7, 2009

    Being a Parent Is the Biggest Responsibility You Will Have

    Children deserve our life long commitment. As parents, it is our duty to ensure that our children are loved and cared for, that they learn respect and kindness, caring and understanding for all of humanity. It is our responsibility to put our children first and teach them...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2009

    It Should Never End.

    Loving a child is definitly a lifelong commitment. Now matter what they do or how often they mess-up a parents love is neverending.
    Chance101 Chance101
    8 Responses Feb 18, 2009

    The Title Of This Group Says It All...

    I am the proud parent of two adult young women 18 and 23 years of age.  I would take nothing for the experience and would gladly lay my life down for theirs any day, anytime.  As both of my children faced the trials and tribulations of growing up I too...
    jsluvr jsluvr
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2010

    It Goes In Cycles, Maybe?

    As I drove home from the hospital on the morning of my son's birth, my mind kept flashing me images of his face and my body was washed through with unbelievably intense waves of physical pleasure. At the same time, I had a strong sensation of a "message" in my mind...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous
    51-55, M
    12 Responses Nov 13, 2009


    All those years of nurturing and then boom! they are ready for college.  All they can think of is how I can get away and all I can think of is how I can keep him here! Ah well Another milestone
    cathi1154 cathi1154
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2009

    Some Are More Committed Than Others!

    Some babies are just born into horrible situations where they are not wanted and rather than be taken to people who will love and care for them, they get stuck with a life of abuse and torture and sometimes worse. It's rather disturbing for me to imagine those with childhoods...
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    1 Response Jan 31, 2011

    Please Make Sure Your Children Feel Your Love

    I joined this site only a few days ago and everyday I am reading stories by and about children that reduce me to tears. I don't know if my story can make a difference to any one of you who might read it, but I certainly hope it does.Tonight I spent some time with a near 3 yr old...
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    3 Responses Oct 7, 2012

    Ahh But We Are a Failed Race Humankind

    Ideally, my belief is that you become pregnant and the mother and the father fall in love with the gift that is growing between them. They revel at every stage of development, every kick, every flutter and then this miraculus being arrives. Everything, the smell of the babies...
    searchingformeaning searchingformeaning
    36-40, F
    Apr 1, 2009

    unfortunately, ive never felt unconditional

    love from my parents, or from anyone ever. i think that if anyone should live up to this, its your parents. i for one, vow to love my children through and through. idc if they committed murder, i would still ultimately love my children. even though i think my children resent...
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    Nov 23, 2015

    Someone Should Tell My Mother

    in my mind a parents numer 1 priority should be there child. i hav always wanted 2 be the kind of mother who is ALL about her child and i am a loving child myself. my mother has often said that she never wanted children( i am a late child) and i think that has affected how much...
    thetruthaboutforever thetruthaboutforever
    13-15, F
    Oct 13, 2010

    What a tragedy it is

    for parents, when they outlive their child! What a pure sorrow it is for parents, when they have to bury their own child! It is an unending agony. A grief that will not ebb away for their entire lives. I wish that no parent has had to witness this misery.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

    Easily Forgotten

    Soooo many parents I see don't seem to grasp this concept. Children need a lot of time, investment, and discipline, and it doesn't stop at any certain age. If you are allowing your child to run rampant with none of those things, you are not parenting.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2010

    Love For Children Is Also A Case Of Men Are From Mars And Women Are From Venus

    its not that dads do not love their children but again its a different kind of love than what a mother has.My son wanted to choose a particular course for higher education but his dad had decided something else for him.Now my dilemma was whom to support because I love both of...
    dilraz1984 dilraz1984
    Nov 10, 2012
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