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    Are you a fun or strict parent?

    Cecil15 Sep 27, 2011

    1. Cecil15

      Cecil15 I am Me...

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      My husband is the fun parent as I have observed. He plays more with our kids as much as he can when he has the time for it and gives anything that my kids ask for as long as it won't hurt them.

      On the other hand, I am more on the disciplinary side of parenting. I took precautions of anything that I would give to my kids -- from food up to little things like toys. I do not always give them what they want as I don't want to spoil them this early. And I always am mindful to keep them away from harm and bad habits. Bad and swear words are a no-no for me. I do that by setting a good example to them. I

      I know some here have kids already so I want to ask, are you the fun or strict one? And if you're not yet a parent, which would you choose to be?
       
    2. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

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      I would say that I am a fun parent but strict when I have to be, all children need to have fun and be children but they also need to realise that there is a point when things can go too far.
       
    3. RJH

      RJH Getting There

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      I am the enforcer but also play with my daughter.
       
    4. Caedus

      Caedus New Chatter

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      My mom was strict. My dad had his times, he could be strict but at the same time fun, it all depended on his mood.
       
    5. fiona1964

      fiona1964 Chataholic

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      I was a single mum and I tried to be fun as well as strict when needed
       
    6. Beverly

      Beverly Getting There

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      Not strict, at all. But i do set rules as needed. Just want to be more fun as a mom and spend more time gaming with my daughter in Minecraft cause that's what she is into. I got her into Runescape awhile back and she loves that too, interacting with the other characters. She is still learning to read what everyone is saying and i'm always there with her while she is in the game so no worries she will get into trouble. It's a fun thing to do, hang out and game with her. I like being fun mom.
       
    7. Fireheart

      Fireheart New Chatter

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      I think I'm a little of both....just depends.
       
    8. Naiwen

      Naiwen Chat Addict

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      that is very cute, rich. how old is she again? 2 or 3 as I recall?
       
    9. Demon_skeith

      Demon_skeith Chataholic

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      I'm in between, so long as things don't get out of hand I'm cool with it.
       
    10. TiggyDoolittle

      TiggyDoolittle Resident Weirdo

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      I am a single mum so depending on the situation I have to be both.
       
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    11. Maddie

      Maddie Getting There

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      My parents were strict but they were strict enough so that I would learn what was acceptable behavior later in life.
       
    12. seximami

      seximami Talkative

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      I'm a fun parent but strict at times in need.
       
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    13. HealthVitality

      HealthVitality New Chatter

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      I try to get the balance right. I have experimented with being too strict which only produces rebellious children and too much fun, the children do not learn when to be serious. I now take the balance between the two in order for them to learn how judge situations.
       
    14. Christavia

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      I am fun but also stern when needs be. My daughter is 3years and 5months old so it's %95 fun at this stage. She is so smart and she doesn't do as she is told all the time so that's where the %5 comes in. I have to remind her that I am her friend but also her mom. I love her endlessly.