I Will Teach My Children Things My Parents Never Taught Me

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    I don't want to be one of those parents

    who is more of a friend than an actual parent or authority figure. But at the same time, kids need to know certain things, so best they hear it from me. My parents never attempted to explain the issue of sexual behavior. Instead, they simply said, "Don't do it" or "It's a sin to...
    lovely9me lovely9me
    31-35, F
    Mar 1, 2014

    I try to keep things real with my kids,

    in an age appropriate way. They tell me what is on their mind, and I help them work out what they want to do to resolve it. No topic is off limits. I'm strict in ways as I expect them to learn life skills, like cleaning their rooms or taking care of the dog, and they get to...
    decodoll decodoll
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    A Whole Batch Of Cookies

    I made them before i left for school tonight. This is after a 6am wake up call for work at 7 to train in yet another department, working solely with cats..(imallergic to their dander but i cant help but love their mysterious souls) training all day listening to girls complain...
    Bertney1 Bertney1
    26-30, F
    Jun 27, 2013

    Not A Parent Yet..

    I am not a parent yet, but still, I will never let my kid give up on his/her dream. He/She can choose whatever they want to be in life. I will never pressurize them to get good grades. I will never compare their abilities with others. I will listen to their side of the argument...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 13, 2012

    I will answer any question they ask.

    I don't want my kids having to find out about the world from the other kids on the bus.
    spark19 spark19
    36-40, M
    Oct 31, 2015

    I fix lunch for my daughter at my ex's place on

    Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, she goes to school in the town where he lives...Any how, I get to his place this morning, after walking in I opened the bathroom door and bam there it was..her towel and dirty clothes on the floor from last night...and her things to prepare her...
    TabbyBD TabbyBD
    70+, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2014

    I Wish I Could Express Myself.

    I grew up almost exclusivley with my dad, who is a very uptight, stubborn man. I learned not to show my emotions or true feelings, or I would get yelled at. My three older sisters lived with their father and step-mother and it was a completly different way of living. It was very...
    looloolollipop looloolollipop
    13-15
    1 Response Feb 1, 2012

    When I finally do have a baby,

    I want to be able to teach them what my parents haven't. I want to protect them and love them before anything else.. But most of all I want to teach them to love themselves, I want them to never have to question their own happiness.. I want to tell them everything my parents...
    KatieMarieRose KatieMarieRose
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2014

    If.

    Somethings my parents never taught me are how to ride a bike, swim, tie my shoes, read a book, draw, play an instrument, play any sports, do math, tell time, write in cursive, throw a ball, catch a ball, skip rocks on water, go fishing, dance, tie a tie, change a flat tire, drive...
    TheRainbowSir TheRainbowSir
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2011

    When I have kids I will teach them

    that family is everything. I will teach them that even if a family is tearing apart, it can always heal, if I ever divorced I would still love them the same as before. I will also teach my kids that the first boyfriend you have, isn't always going to be "the one" and that their...
    mckenziexoxo mckenziexoxo
    18-21, F
    Nov 1, 2015

    What I Didn't Have.

    My parents stunted my emotional growth and taught me not to speak up and express feelings as I would be told I had no right to them, that they were wrong and how dare I after all they had done for me. So mainly I would teach my children that their thoughts and feelings are valid...
    princeALI princeALI
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2012

    if I have kids, I'll reach them much more

    than my parents ever taught me.. like how to communicate properly with other people. I'll teach them that most parents don't steal from their children, and that they shouldn't take any crap from other people. I'll teach them that they should never tolerate being talked down to...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 10

    Necessary Things

    When I created this group, I created it with the intention of keeping in mind the things that I felt I needed to teach my children, things that I had to struggle to learn on my own. I am aware that in specific situations, it is best to learn on your own, but there are other...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 22, 2011

    I don't think that I'll ever tell my kids

    that monsters don't exist. I'll tell them that it's ok to be scared or sad or angry. If my children come to me in the middle of the night because they think there's something in their room, I would probably let them in my bed and hide with them. There are too many bad things in...
    SnoopDoggsGrama SnoopDoggsGrama
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    I'm 16 and my parents never taught me about sex.

    Isn't that crazy? Everything I've learned was from either school, my friends, p*rn, myself, or google. Maybe it's because their so old school and just expect me to automatically follow the "no sex before marriage" ideal. It's made me really confused about how I feel about...
    justthat1girl99 justthat1girl99
    16-17, F
    4 Responses May 27, 2015

    My Experiences Will Guide Me.

    To list all the bad experiences ive had with my mother would seem petty, and to be honest a lot of my experiences would be hard to put down into words without making myself sound selfish, so ill skip over that. What i will say though. is she was not a good parent, she was selfish...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium
    31-35
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2011

    Hi this I can really relate to my horrible mum

    and horrible dad were abusive towards me and I had to bring myself up the best I could the things I taught myself is to be kind and respectful and to be honest and truthful I would teach my kids that I would let them talk to me something which I wasn't and couldn't do I would...
    lor44 lor44
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2015

    Like how to fend off the Lizard army that's due

    to invade in the year 2025... True story ;)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 30, 2015

    My Child Deserves To Know!!

    Growing up, I didn't have the perfect life at all. My mom and dad separated when I was 12. That's when everything went crazy in my life. My daddy is my world. He was then and he still is today. My mom hated the fact that my dad and I had a wonderful relationship. But even...
    Inspirationallady Inspirationallady
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2012

    I'M Teaching My Kid To Clean And Someone Thinks That'S Wrong.

    I went to my friends house yesterday to see how she was doing and talk about whatever. She got into a serious car accident and can no longer run her house cleaning company. She used to clean my house because as a single full time working mother, I couldn't keep up. Since her...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254
    36-40
    1 Response Sep 21, 2013

    My Son has become very "brand aware" over the

    past year. Must have AFTCO shorts, Brooks Brothers", etc. at first I blamed it on his Private School environment or myself, (Brooks Brothers is my brand of choice). I am going to use this in combination with his desire for lots of money and we are starting a company together...
    Rolltidebama Rolltidebama
    46-50, M
    Jul 26, 2015

    I will teach them good ways to save money

    and a better way to live life :)
    Coolgirl16 Coolgirl16
    18-21, F
    Mar 1, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 17, 2015

    Like teaching them to be

    who they are and follow their dreams. Not be who society says we should be or find a 'real' job
    emilylightning16 emilylightning16
    22-25, F
    Oct 17, 2015

    My parents divorced when I was 10.

    Pop took off to live his life and wasn't around at all. The occasional weekend sailing the Chesapeake bay. Mom was so determined to keep the house that she had to get a second job therefore she wasn't around much either. Not purposely but none the less not around. They had 5...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2015
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