Although I'm no parent myself, I figure if there are any parents here, what's your experience compared to parenting today?
Wow! That's a broad topic.
I have raised two daughters. Although I guess to be more honest I should say my wife had even more to do with raising them than I did. I guess girls just gravitate more to mom than dad when they want to discuss girly stuff. They came to me more in the later years when they had cars to fix. :)
They grew up during the 70s and 80s and I suppose were subject to much less temptation that today's kids. No internet, no TVs in rooms, no cell phones and texting etc.
I think girls are a bit easier to raise than boys. Quieter and more sensitive. I can say that after spending some time with each of my three grandsons. :)
We had our differences at times. All families do. Kids do not come with instruction manuals. Each is a different personality and needs to be dealt with as such.
If I were raising them today I would home-school them as they are doing with their kids. The public school system does not share my values for the most part.
Finally be careful what you start. :D
As a dog nut I always had a dog in the house from their earliest days. They just took them for granted. When they married and left home, they too bought dogs. Just the thing to do, right?
When they all came over for Thanksgiving or Christmas with dogs in tow we had three large dogs co-existing together. A Labrador, A Collie, and a BIG German Shepherd. A fun time was had by all!! I think? :D
Awww...thanks for sharing that, Dave! :) My parents had only one child...myself.
Although they never said anything, I don't think I gave them a particular hard time, even though I am sure that I may have been a handful at times. :D
As far as girls gravitating more to mom than dad, I think it would depend on who you talk to. I felt closer to my father than I did my mother. He and I got along pretty well and saw things in a different way than my mother did.