Are we raising our families differently ? - FamilyEducation
Are we raising our families differently ?
06/30/2007 at 06:59 AM

hey everyone, 

I would like to know  about certain things   that we do differently as parents . I am an african american woman and i would like to know what other race parent s do with their children  for example eating habbits , education,family time ,planning vacations,ok  my childrens eating habbits are good they could be better and im working on that. secondly education my children are still young but my two daughters  6and 7 did wonderful in school they  are promoted to the first and second grade yahooooo! my baby boy is home schooled by me and everyone says he is a bright  and happy child .so all races please respond . i may want to try some of your parenting skills



Hey happy,


I am a white woman, almost 40 and I have an almost 15 year old daughter.  My daughter eats very healthy and is pretty much a vegetarian except for chicken.  She eats lots of veggies.  She has chosen to eat this way mostly because she doesn't like the idea of killing animals for food.  Her dad and I support her decision but are big meat eaters!!  My daughter has always gone to public schools, the schools in our district are excellent and we like to support our local schools.  My husband does teach at the Catholic High School in the area and we have considered sending our daughter there from time to time.  We spend a lot of family time together, since our daughter is an only child she has always spent a lot of time with us.  Vacations, we try to go to Disney World once a year and we go to the beach to spend time with my in-laws every 4th of July.  Also, our daughter spends two weeks each summer at the beach with her grandparents.  This summer we are taking a vacation to Europe and we are so excited!


I suspect that most of us are more similar than different and that we all basically just want the best for our children---even if we go about different ways of achieving that sometimes.


Anyone else want to share?






There is no different way of raising your family as far as you as parent and the children feel comfortable. I strongly feel a family time chatting amoung all of you discussing all matters related to you even politics, music, friends, family politics etc even if other families are not doing it. You can also develop your own eating habits specially the timings and a chain within the family that all will sit together and have it. The only thing u need to take care is that your children do not feel strangers in the locality they live in.


Too much time is wasted in watching what other people do. You're doing just fine. Follow your instinct and you won't go wrong.