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Old 03-06-2006, 04:56 PM   #1
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New dad

hey ppls..........I about to be a father in 6-7 months and I would like to get some inputs/advice regarding parenting..........

Im quite nervous, this will be my first........I hoping its a Boy, but if it's a girl then I will still be happy. I want a boy, so i can leave my ///M for him..........
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:46 AM   #2
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First, congrats on the new baby! I love kids and can't wait to have my own someday. I honestly can't say how to be a parent, since I've never had my own kids,lol! However, I have an 8 year age gap over my younger sister. I feel I played a part (in some way) to her development. My older sister and I were whipped quite often for stepping out of line,lol! My younger sister wasn't spanked, in part because I would warn her and try to instruct her on my lessons as we aged. Also, my parents just mellowed with age, hehe! Now that she's almost 20, she's an incredible person. I don't take the credit as my parents did a great job. I feel I just became a guide, and a friend.

I think my parents did a great job raising all 3 of us. Will I whip my child(ren), I think it depends on how they act. So I'll let THEM be the dictators of that part. If they listen, no need. IF they don't, then we have problems. I had 2 young cousins I'd babysit from time to time a few years ago, and they LOVED me! I learned later why...I didn't know how to say no,lol! They used me! Hehe, seriously there's a fine line, in my opinion, between being your child's best friend and being their authority figure. I learned from the little ones you HAVE to say no, and mean it. Let them be themselves, but set the ground rules early and never waver. Don't wait until their 13 to grow a set of brass balls; it's too late then. My parents squelched ANY challenge I threw at them...and after losing enough times to realized I'd better not cross them ever again! I remember going to friends houses and they'd talk back to their parents, call them names, yell & storm off. Um, I'd be dead now if I pulled that crap!

In the end, I respected my parents. I'm glad they disciplined us EARLY, and OFTEN. I don't know about you, but I'd rather my kids respect and love me, than think I'm their best friend. However, I want them to always know the door is open for any issue. Again, I'm just stating what I experienced as I feel my parents did a good job. I wish you all the best. If your heart's in the right place, you'll know exactly what to do!
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