My Traditional Values......

Hi my name is Jo, i live in New Zealand. I am married with 2 Daughters. I am a traditional wife and mother - as i chose to be - I have started this experience as this is a subject i truly believe in with a passion. I also wanted to meet other women out there who also believe in the same ideas. Below are some examples..

I believe in the good old traditional family values i personally feel we have lost some of, along the way. I believe in Respect and good manners, not just for children, but for everyone as a whole. I believe in the good old 'family roasts' on a sunday. I believe in going to church on sundays. I believe no matter what, your spouse and your children always come first. I believe your "home is your castle" spending time with the kids is not a task but a passion and that children should grow up thinking, looking back on their childhoods as ones of love and laughter. I believe in Marriage and putting your spouse first. I love picnics on a sunday and quality family time.

I love the lifestyle of the 50s and 60s as it was more family orientated back then, e.g. families did do lots more stuff together, like sunday drives and, spent more time outside doing simple things with each other, now days i feel kids are either watching tv or playing video games which rot their brains.

Children were a lot more respectful and the childrens programmes on the television were a lot more suitable for children, now days they are all full of violence and foul language. Music is also the same now, you have to be so careful what they watch and listen too.

Back then too it was safer for kids to play in the park or walk to school now you have to be so careful and keep a constant eye on them.

I can only pray that we may get some of these back, if we really try hard.

MadkatD MadkatD
26-30, F
2 Responses Feb 11, 2009

I think you're misconstruing what the 50's were really like. My father and mother were teens in the 50's, my dad was a cop by the early 60's.<br />
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"I believe in Respect and good manners, not just for children, but for everyone as a whole."<br />
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Good rule of thumb universally<br />
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"I believe in going to church on sundays."<br />
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Er...what about those of us who aren't Christian? <br />
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"I love the lifestyle of the 50s and 60s as it was more family orientated back then, e.g. families did do lots more stuff together, like sunday drives and, spent more time outside doing simple things with each other, now days i feel kids are either watching tv or playing video games which rot their brains. "<br />
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THIS is the issue...neither one of my parents remember much in the way of "respect"...they spent more time OUTSIDE, biking, swimming that sort of thing...but they were as distrustful of parents as any kid today is, not to mention the local slickster would slit your throat with his trusty switchblade just as easily as a gangbanger can shoot ya. Time's are different..."better"? That's debatable.<br />
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"Children were a lot more respectful and the childrens programmes on the television were a lot more suitable for children, now days they are all full of violence and foul language. Music is also the same now, you have to be so careful what they watch and listen too. "<br />
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I disagree, it's my job as a parent to discern for a child what the distinction between real and fiction is...doesn't mean I'll watch Saw with them, but I've watched House, Dexter and a number of other shows with well adjusted kids whom I spoke to at length about the show after. I'd rather my children be exposed to reality and grow to face it than to only get it piecemeal 'till they're older.<br />
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"Back then too it was safer for kids to play in the park or walk to school now you have to be so careful and keep a constant eye on them."<br />
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Ed Gein anyone? Ted Bundy? There were just as many horror stories from those days as there are today, they just tended to stay in closed doors.

i understand where you coming from, there are some values and traditions that have gone. im a younger generation and even i can see how disrespectful and uncaring the world is becoming compared to before. but all is not lost completely, there those of us out there who still believe and teach these values...