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Blogging From A to Z — ‘Fear’

April 6, 2013

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Definition: To be afraid.

It is one thing that every parent feels at one time or another. It is something that governs our actions as we try to make the right decisions for our children.

I know it lingers in the back of my mind every day. More often than not as I struggle to make decisions with my husband on raising our newly minted teenage daughter. I always worry that she will grow up and think how horrible a mother I was. Not that I’m mean or nasty. Just firm and very pointed on how things should be and I worry that it may be the wrong way.

What are some of your greatest fears?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2013 9:11 am

    I used to think my mother was an awful person when I was a teen. Now that I’m an adult and can talk to her like an adult, I can see from her side why she was the way she was towards me. It’s cliche but true. However one thing that shocked me was how worried she was about my life. She was afraid, and she felt guilt when she was too harsh.

    I never saw it though.

    I saw this confident, sure woman who knew what she was doing and why she was doing it. I couldn’t see the womanwho would secretly cry in the bathtub or would go for long walks when stressed.

    Being a mom is a hard balance. I am sure you are doing an epic job and your daughter will understand that when she’s older 🙂

  2. April 7, 2013 10:43 am

    Lots of teens think their parents are horrible but they get over and appreciate your wisdom and guidance again. Stay the course.

  3. April 7, 2013 5:04 pm

    What did mark Twain say?

    “When I was young my father was ignorant but when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years”

    Or something to that effect?

    I have never been a parent but I imagine how hard it must be.

  4. April 8, 2013 2:30 am

    They never mention the fear when you get pregnant, he’s the only thing I worry about. Sometime in my 20’s I realised that, damn it, mum is always right. Stay strict it’s the best love.

    • April 8, 2013 9:32 am

      Its very true! That’s where the fear really takes hold isn’t it? There’s no turning back at that point is there? Lol …:)

  5. April 8, 2013 9:22 am

    I’m always afraid when it comes to raising my children right. It is the hardest job in the world. And you won’t know if you did it right until it’s too late to change it all. I just hope they don’t think I’m crazy.

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