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Old Yesterday, 10:04 AM
 
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I would, except for the belt-beatings my dad gave us. Those sucked. Going to school with bruises on our legs was not a rare thing. My mom used switches and those were much more tolerable.
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Old Yesterday, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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Like others, we tried to emulate certain aspects of our childhoods and avoid others. The biggest thing for me - a military "brat" who moved frequently throughout my childhood - was that my children not be continually uprooted. We moved states when our kids were very young and once they started school, we stayed put. They've both graduated college and...we're still here. I've enjoyed seeing their childhood friends grow up as well.
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Old Yesterday, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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A big NO for me and one of the reasons I never reproduced. No child should have to live the nightmare I lived with two dysfunctional, abusive alcoholics.
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Old Yesterday, 11:37 AM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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i would say yes and no , there is a certain aspects of my childhood like not doing that well at school as i would have liked that i wouldnt want my children to repeat but also i had at park outside my home growing up so my children could play for hours on end within walking distance.
Absolutely not, which is why I nearly killed myself workimg two jobs to make sure they had a childhood far better than my own.
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Old Yesterday, 01:13 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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Like others, we tried to emulate certain aspects of our childhoods and avoid others. The biggest thing for me - a military "brat" who moved frequently throughout my childhood - was that my children not be continually uprooted. We moved states when our kids were very young and once they started school, we stayed put. They've both graduated college and...we're still here. I've enjoyed seeing their childhood friends grow up as well.
My husband, who moved thirteen times as a child in a military family, feels the same way. We stayed put once our oldest entered second grade. He felt it was better for them, and I agree.

As for my childhood, aspects of it were wonderful, and I've tried to repeat those for my own children. Where there was room for improvement, I've worked on that, too.
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Old Today, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Heck my stepdaughter had a much better childhood than my husband did. Lots of love, laughter, guidance, participation at school events, time, etc.. She was spoiled and had everything from family vacations, to a new car at 16, to college paid for although she didn't finish. "Now" she looks back and says she had a terrible childhood. Her biggest gripe was she had to watch her younger brother sometimes.

Each generation thinks they can do it better. Sometimes they can but not all children will see it that way.
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