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Living Vicariously Through Your Kids

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Growing up I remember my mom pushing me into pageants and modeling and all that stuff - I hated it because I was a bit of a tomboy. I realize now that she was only trying to realize her dreams through me because she had me at a young age
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A lot of parents do this without realizing that this is the perfect recipe to chase your kids away because you don't give yourself a chance to get to know the real them
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My father does this but fortunately we share the same interests so this has brought us closer together and we have a stronger relationship
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I don't force my kids into what could have been my life. They have different interests so it would be better if they pick their own.
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I encourage them to try out things for themselves. I do share my experiences with them but it's their choice if they follow my footsteps or not. They're different from me so I can't expect them to be like me.
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My dad was so into sports he'd force us to join teams in school. He'd train us so we get into teams. He didn't really care if we wanted to because he's always dreamed of having his kids play sports professionally.
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Most parents want the best for their kids. Sometimes they fail to see that their kids have other interests. It could be a source of conflict if kids get forced into doing things they don't like.
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If I ever have kids, I wouldn't force them to do anything. They should be able to make their own choices so they build self confidence also.
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Our dad encouraged us to get into sports. He loves sports and the good thing is me and my brothers love it too. It became bonding time for us. Lucky for us we have the same interests. It wouldn't be fun doing something you don't like even with people you love.
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My mom wanted me to be a ballet dancer like her. She pushed me to go to classes and audition for parts. I hated getting pushed to doing it because I didn't see myself doing ballet full time. It was just a hobby for me.
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My parents want us to be like them. They had successful careers and they push us to get in the same careers as them since money is good. They tend to meddle in our professional lives too. It gets tiring after a while.
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My parents never forced us to do anything. They told us about their interests and hobbies when they were younger but we don't necessarily have to do it also to please them. They wanted us to have our own identity.
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My cousin, unexpectedly, had guardians who moved from the Soviet Union at a more youthful age than mine and they developed into a greater amount of an all-American parental unit. My cousin had formal dancing lessons, skiing lessons, ice skating lessons, and playdates to top off the little squares on her schedule.
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I don't think I'll be doing this to my kids. I want my kids to build confidence by choosing what they think is right for them. Giving them the freedom to choose what's right for them helps in their development.
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My dad expected us to follow his footsteps. I'd say his methods are very forceful and having us do what he did doesn't make me happy. Either we follow him or get cut off. Not much of a choice though.
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If I had a kid, I would want them to have their own activities. I could choose some of those for them since they're still young. Some kids need to have a push in the right direction for them to realize that's what they want. I would show them in that direction.
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If I become a mom. I wouldn't force my kids to do what I want. I don't want to push my kids into doing something they don't like.
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At the point when our youngsters are exceptionally youthful, they will do pretty much anything to get our endorsement. They are likewise exceptionally keen and natural, and regardless of the possibility that we reveal to ourselves that we are not passing our own fantasies on to them they are flawlessly ready to peruse our aims and inclinations and modify their conduct and decisions as needs be.
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I would want my kids to experience the things I did as a child. I would like to expose them to what I did before and they might like it and follow my footsteps someday. I was into sports and it would be good for them.
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My mom wanted us to get into her hobbies and sports. She pushed us so hard it was annoying. We absolutely didn't have interest in it.
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