I'm wanting to know some things that parenting books just don't give! So I'm wondering if you girls or guys will like to answer my questions that i have on pretty much basic parenting and ages and stages for kids to start testing limits and all that other stuff. From weaning from bottle or breast, to pacifiers, etc.
Note: I'm here for info that books and other web sites don't give.
Parenting is HARD!!! It is scary and wonderful and amazing and exhausting and the only reward is getting to see your children grow and learn and, eventually, leave. Now, I have a question for you. Why are you worried about what parenting is like? You are 16 and in high school. You should be concentrating on getting good grades, graduating, maybe working a summer job and getting into a good college. You are, or should be, years away from having children so please concentrate on your youth. You won't get it back once it's over. And the best way to be a good mother is to get an educate, be able to support yourself and your child and be able to tell that child about the wonderful times YOU had as a child. Don't waste the time you have to be a kid worrying about what it is like to be a parent.
Chrissy, Married to Josh
Mommy to Ian born 12/11/06 and
Declan born 01/23/09
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
It is a thankless job, you get little sleep, you worry constantly. But in the end, it is by far the most rewarding, satisfying and amazing job in the world, as well as the most important. You see, when you have a child of your own, for 18+ years you are molding this tiny being into what you hope will be a smart, healthy, friendly, outgoing adult. You want your child when they are ready to go out there and make their mark on the world in a positive way. Which is why you have to be 100% ready for that responsibility. You cant have a baby just because you seen a show on MTV. After those cameras stop rolling, those teen moms jobs, dont stop. It is a 24/7 job. It isnt like a summer job or school where if you are too tired, or dont feel well or want to do your own thing you can. A baby dont care if you are too tired, they have wants and needs that need to be met. Your sick? Oh well, suck it up and make breakfast for your child, change their diaper and get on with the day. Wanna go to a friends house, movies or mall...better pack up that diaper bag and stroller you are going to be bringing a guest. Prom...well they make tuxes and little dresses that small. Dont go down the road of wanting to be a parent now. You are too young, I was one month out of high school when i had my son who is now 6. I went to my graduation 8 months pregnant, i went to my prom 7 months pregnant. sure my friends were super supportive when i got pregnant they though oh wow thats so cool, um no lol its not, its irresponsible, its insanity and its tragic. Thankfully, I was mature enough to accept the responsibility as was my husband. We got married, got an apartment, he got a job i stayed home and now we are both 25 years old with two children 6 and 4 years old, we have our own home and I cant remember what it was like to be a teenager. Finish High school, go to college, get a career, get married then have kids. I am 25 years old and just finally went back to college to get my associates degree. I am almost 30 and a college student lol. O love my children more than anything this world could ever offer me, but i wish i would have waited a little longer to have them. Think about that
As I've said before, you don't have any kids and aren't pregnant. COME BACK WHEN YOU ACTUALLY NEED THE INFO.
Why does a teenager want to hang out with a bunch of mommies anyway? Are you bored over christmas break? Try reading a book!
Loud mom of 2 loud boys ages 10 & 7.
i read book but they are on parenting. And wanting to know why I'm wanting info on parenting and child rearing? I'll tell you why i want this info. So when i'm ready to have a child i'll be ready. But i just want to know somethings that books don't give. And parenting has changed since the 1950's so i'm like really wanting to know what's new on parenting.
not right now all i know is that parenting is all the same right now. Just let me get my questions answered please?
If you want to learn about parenting...just read the posts on here. No need to start your own as you really don't have the experience needed to have the right questions. There are answers and responses on here to every question under the sun. Read them... If you read a response and have a question about that one response, then ask for clarification within that post. No need to start your own thread every five minutes. That's just a sign that you really haven't changed at all and are just looking to start drama.
You havent asked any real questions yet. At least not in this post. Parenting is not all the same. And I actually prefer not to answer your questions at all. I prefer that you leave.
I'm not here for drama. Just to get answers on parenting. It's fine if you don't want to reply to my post it's fine. It doesn't bother me.