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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2016, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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71% of parents admit they have regrets about how they raised their children

According to a loose women poll

71% say they did
29 say they didn't

What are your thoughts , do you have any regrets in that area?
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Re: 71% of parents admit they have regrets about how they raised their children

98% of men would like to meet said loose women
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What are your thoughts , do you have any regrets in that area?
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Re: 71% of parents admit they have regrets about how they raised their children

And 94.7% of statistics are made up on the spot.

Iím not a parent so you should stop reading now.

I used to think my dad was an azzhole for many reasons. Then I got to be a teenager, and I looked around. Yea; I had friends that got everything they wanted. I also saw the following: A friend of mine came home from school to find his father hanging in the closet; another friendsí parent drank themselves to death about 1.5 years apart. I know of a family that locked their 4 kids out of the house to keep them away from their drugs. My wifeís ex used to get smacked around all the time by daddy. And the most extreme was a friend of my late wife; her dad used to take her and her sisters to fire halls and other venues to pimp them out.

Yea; hindsight may be 20/20, but if you are not in that group, then you are probably doing OK.

Oh. And some of those kids that got everything never learned to do without.

Dad; you did a great job. I wish I had told you so more often. And mom; well mom was nuts.
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Re: 71% of parents admit they have regrets about how they raised their children

I am not a loose woman but I think most people will look back with hindsight and experience and do things differently. Few people are perfect parents, we muddle along, learning as we go; feed them, clothe them, keep them clean, make sure they know they are loved unconditionally - and most imperfections can be forgiven.

If I ever become a grandparent I hope I will have the will power to not try and correct my mistakes through my daughter. It rarely ends well.
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I have had moments of looseness but no regrets there at all, fun is fun is fun.

As for parenting, I rock. My kids are awesome people and I just want to bite them on a regular basis. Super intelligent, well mannered, critical thinkers, uber good looking, open minded, explorers, kind hearted and funny as hell.

Loose women can be great parents, the two are not mutually exclusive.
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I have some failings as a parent...



This is from my younger daughter freshman year in college
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It's natural to have regrets. I have some and my daughter is still young. I regret the times I lost my temper or didn't show her the patience she deserves or the attention she was seeking. I sometimes feel bad that she has to bear the brunt of me trying to fumble my way through fatherhood for the first time. But each mistake I make is a learning experience, a chance for reflection on my actions as well as her motives, and a chance to do things better the next time.

She still has a rocking Dad though I know perfection is not attainable, but I strive for it and it makes me the best father I can be.
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My dad and I had a volatile relationship and mended our differences last year, and he admitted that he regrets being too strict with me, and not spending enough time on his family. He has always owned his own business, is very successful from it, and that sometimes came before us. But, we are really becoming closer now, and my mom regrets not telling my dad to spend more time with us. lol I hope to be a good mom, someday.

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I have had moments of looseness but no regrets there at all, fun is fun is fun.

As for parenting, I rock. My kids are awesome people and I just want to bite them on a regular basis. Super intelligent, well mannered, critical thinkers, uber good looking, open minded, explorers, kind hearted and funny as hell.

Loose women can be great parents, the two are not mutually exclusive.
Lol loose women is a daytime tv show in the uk - somewhat controversial at times with both feminists and non-feminists.

Nice post about your kids. For me it would be strange not to have some regrets, but it says more about me as a person than my parenting performance (only 18 months into that particular career!)

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I did a very good job as a single parent, but I could have done better. In particular, I wish I'd been a little less strict and not such a worrier.

I also wish that I'd put more pressure on my ex to exercise access to our child and shamed him to his family all those times when he simply failed to turn up... At the very least, years later, it would have prevented him from rewriting history and blaming me for his absence in his son's life.

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I bet if we had the opportunity to do it all over again we'd be much better parents.

I know I would.

Unfortunately parenting is one of those things that you typically only get one shot at and once you figure out all the mistakes you made, it's too late.
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I bet if we had the opportunity to do it all over again we'd be much better parents.

I know I would.

Unfortunately parenting is one of those things that you typically only get one shot at and once you figure out all the mistakes you made, it's too late.
We have to forgive ourselves for not having the foresight to know what now seems so obvious in hindsight.

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