I Feel Like a Bad Mother At Times

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    What Else Can I Do?

    I sometimes feel as though I'm a bad mother to my daughter. I had her when i was when I was 21 and it was the most bitter sweet day of my life. I was ecstatic and scared to be a mom.. I was proud and speechless when i saw my baby girl..but her father almost...
    MissUndastood247 MissUndastood247
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2008

    My daughter is 6, and I had the state take her

    away from me about 2 weeks ago for "abuse and neglect". I will admit that I do lose my temper with her at times but i don't think i did anything that can be called abuse. Also, yes i did leave her home alone for almost a hour but did know i would be gone that long. I am not say...
    NeglectingMom NeglectingMom
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    You Have Such a Great Baby (i'm Just a Bad Mom)

    You have such a great baby (I'm just a bad mom) This is what is always in my head when I receive so many compliments on my daughter.  And I'm not bragging, she is cute.  I didn't find her cute.  How can you?!  Seriously.  I had depression throughout my...
    Littlesister1968 Littlesister1968
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    People Expect You To Be God When You Have Kids

    Parents makes mistakes, no parent is perfect. A parent can be abusive but it's not bad enough for social services to get involved but they work on it so they won't do it anymore. My mother used to hit when she lose her temper and get mad, she has slapped me across the head...
    girlwithanxiety girlwithanxiety
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2012

    Motherhood Is The Best Part Of My Life, Why Can't I Do It Right?

    I have a beautiful blue-eyed son. He is so sweet with his "I love you Mommy's" and "Mom, you're the bests." I love him more than I think he will ever know. I struggle at times though, being a single Mom is really difficult. I do everything I possibly can to give my child every...
    janame33 janame33
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2013

    Three Children With ADD Is Too Much For Me To Handle When I Have ADD Myself

    I have three beautiful children and have been married for 12 years. I work for myself and have tremendous flexibility. I really feel guilty complaining but I am so overwhelmed I need to just get this out! I feel like a horrible mother almost every day. My children are 11, 10...
    bookish2020 bookish2020
    1 Response Mar 24, 2013

    Yes, Sometimes!

    I have small moments when I think I am bad as a mother. I should have, could have done more, said more, less. I think it's normal.To me, being a mother is a difficult task. You have to show strength and gentleness, love and harshness. You have to be stern but also be fun. Listen...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 30, 2013

    All Mom's Do Sometimes

    after all kids don't  come with instructions... We all make mistakes...We all wish we had done certains things better We all think there are better mom's than us out there.... All honest Mom's will tell you this is the pure truth..."We all feel like we are bad...
    4everChanging 4everChanging
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    I really hate being a mom at times.

    My girl is 6 and has ADHD and is always hyper. It's hard to be around her for long amounts of time. I even take the long way home at work cause I don't want to see her at times. I know this isn't her fault but it's how I am. I wanted her and i loved being a mom for the first 2-3...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    I'm the worst mother ever.

    I've made my daughter spoilt, bratty and now she hates me and won't take no for an answer. I wish I had tried more, given less, and didn't give her as much as I thought was necessary. ):
    rosesblooming rosesblooming
    31-35, F
    Mar 17, 2016

    I Feel Like I Can't Think Around My 5 Year Old Long Enough To Be A Good Mom To Him

    I'm the single mother of a 5 year old that has ADHD, defiant/oppositional disorder, anxiety disorder, and Aspergers. I myself have my own issues, including but not limited to OCD and Aspergers, and in the past year left my abusive marriage to his father and a few months ago was...
    rollerskate rollerskate
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2013
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