When You Were a Child, What Did You Vow Never to Do As a Parent?

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26-30, M
71 Responses Jul 2, 2008

<p>I have always vowed to never use my mom's favorite saying on my children... My mom used to tell me "Don't make me beat you in front of God and everyone"... I always thought that was the most f***ed up thing to tell a child... I mean I didn't care if she spanked me in front of other people... but why'd she have to bring God into it??? I wasn't THAT bad... ok I was... but damn woman...</p>

<p>As a child I vowed never to forget what it's like to be a child. As both a parent and Nanny I stayed true to my vow and found that raising kids was more about adventure and discovery than unbendable rules and regulations</p>

<p>I vowed that I would never be abusive to my children.&nbsp; I am the baby of five and my father worked in a Steel Factory and my mother was a stay at home mom.&nbsp; My father had a drinking problem and he was mean to us growing up.&nbsp; If we got bad grades on our report cards we would get our behinds spanked with either his belt or a willow tree switch, you pick I don't know which one is worse.&nbsp; One time I remember my middle brother had got into trouble he was hanging with the wrong crowd, smoking pot and shoplifting.&nbsp; One day the police had brought him home because they had busted him shoplifting and when my father got home he spanked him so hard, I was crying asking him to stop, by the time he got finished with him his back looked like Jesus Christ when he got crucified at the cross.&nbsp; One other when my brothers had brought there report card home they had bad grades and he took a fork to there feet until he drew blood and I told myself, self if you ever have kids you will find a different way to discipline them, I did not want them to feel the same type of pain that I was feeling.&nbsp; To me there is no reason in the world to be abusive in any relationship you may be in whether it be a father son relationship or boyfriend girlfriend there are many other ways to work problems out.</p>

<p>be a parent</p>

<p>Indifferent Towards My Children</p><br />
<p>Doesn't Give Enough Guidance to My Children</p>

<p>&nbsp;I vowed to never excuse my actions because I'm older.</p><br />
<p>I vowed never to hit my child.</p><br />
<p>I vowed to never play favourites.</p><br />
<p>I vowed to never ignore my child.</p><br />
<p>I vowed to never say "you don't understand"</p><br />
<p>I vowed to never leave for 3 hours and not tell my child where I'm going</p><br />
<p>I vowed to never call my child worthless, and ridiculous</p><br />
<p>I vowed to never compare my child with others</p><br />
<p>I vowed to never say "I don't even recognize you anymore"</p><br />
<p>I vowed to never insult my child.</p><br />
<p>I vowed to never be a parent because I'm afraid to be like my own.</p>

to never act before thinking when upset with your child for doing wrong. then never say anything about it. before or after.

to never never smear their food in their face when child was old anough to make their own plate, and not eat all the food.

to never never smear their food in their face when child was old anough to make their own plate, and not eat all the food.

to never never smear their food in their face when child was old anough to make their own plate, and not eat all the food.