ANSWERS: 51
  • No, I dont.
  • I think they were terrible parents to me and my first brother. By the time my 2nd brother and my sister came along, they were the parents that I always wanted. To this day, my parents insisted they were good parents to all of us. They were not. They started having children when my mother was 17 and my father was 21. They were just too immature and selfish. By the time my mother was nearing 30, they started to become decent parents. It was pretty much too late for some of us.
  • I think they did their best, and i dont think we should expect anything more than that
  • Nope. My parents divorced when I was a baby, I didn't really know my Dad 'till I was grown, and Mom is a wonderful person, but had terrible judgement in a lot of areas.
  • The were & still are GREAT PARENTS. They just had me first. To get all their training from, so that the next three kids would be easy........LOL
  • They were alright, in their own way. I'd raise my kids [if I had any, and I don't] differently though.
  • My mother was an awesome parent. My father left when I was about 2 and I didn't see him again for another 20 years or so. He failed there. To his credit (I guess) he had two other children which he raised so maybe for them he was a good parent.
  • No. I remember at one point when i was 14/15 i was pretty much left on my own, i did everything for myself. I also never liked my father. Makes me cringe a bit just thinking that i am actually related to him. Yuk. He was a horrible person. And i havent spoken to him for years and years.
  • My parents were and are good parents... except they nag alot which constantly annoys me, but thinking about how hard they worked to raise me, i believe they did a pretty good job
  • No i know they werent. they were abusive.:)
  • no my da (i call him that now) was a terrible parent. Now he is my best friend, as well as dad. it took about 20 yrs to get back together, first rule i learned when i saw him again, give a hug, damn that works. :)
  • Yes the are.
  • I believe they were. Growing up I didn't. But when I became an adult and had my own children I felt differently. All the things they taught me, the love they showed me I try to pass on to my children. People are not perfect and I think parents try to make it up through their grandparents. If you saw my dad with my daughter before he died you'd be amazed at the love and kindness he showed her. He played games with her and she remembers to this day. So much so she is naming her son after him. Makes me sort of sad to think that he is gone. He'd be so thrilled to meet the little guy who will be here soon!
  • I like to think they are...
  • Not really....my parents were divorced, my father lived in NY and we went there every summer. He was a workaholic and when we went to NY he would farm us out to his sisters. My mother was an alcoholic, so when we were with her it was drama all the time during our school months.
  • Yes just look at how good I turned out:)
  • No..they were responsible parents. Set firm boundaries and said 'no' to me a lot, even though I screamed about it sometimes! Rules, curfews, but love..... Not good, because my mother was a drnk...and my dad yelled instead of reasoned with me...... That's my definition of 'good' vs 'responsible'.
  • I consider myself lucky to be able to say yes to this question. My parents, above all, are human beings and as such, flawed just like everyone. As individuals, my mom and dad have their own strengths and weaknesses, but as a parenting team, I think they are pretty much the best anyone could ask for.
  • Nope. My mother left my father and me right after I was born in 1943, at the height of World War II. My father had to work fulltime, so he sent me to my grandparents' home for them to raise. He remarried when I was 12, and I left the only home I had ever known to go over 1000 miles to live with him and my new step-mother and step-brother. My father favored my step-brother over me because he was so much younger. Dad had no idea what to do with a rootless and very independent teenager, and used his fists on me when he got angry. I look more like my mother, so he probably saw her everytime he looked at me. I got over all that, but it took a long time.
  • I think they really tried there best and because I know now that I didn't come into this world with an instruction book for them....I forgive them...lol
  • I think in many ways they were excellent parents. They took very good care of me, taught me well. They showed me how to behave, how to give, how to be moral and upright. Sometimes they showed best by their bad example, but they were very decent people who made family life their priority in life.
  • I think in their own ways they are good parents... they divorced when I was two and most of the time, I can see that it was for the best. Dad raised me as best he could, and Mom tried to keep in touch with letters, e-mails, and phone calls. They both mean a lot to me, and I love them so much! Yeah, they're both good parents!
  • They where and still are great parents :)
  • I want nothing to do with any of them. Dad is a loser and my mom is a bitch!! Seen my dad onc in the last 10 yrs and my its been like 2 times in the past 3..I hate em all!
  • no. my dad was an abuser of us kids and mom. I grew up always having to be "perfect" in every way and if I screwed up, they let me know that their child would not screw up like that. Now that I am an adult, my dad actually treats me 1/2 decent and my mom abuses me.. Just can't win
  • I'll say about 60/40.
  • I don't say all the parents are good with their children,but at the same time I would like to say "they are my parents" (my creator-in my opinion).My Mom has gone but I respect & love my father as a whole.Still with the age factor,he is right and wrong at different times,but I like him because he is my dad....my way of accepting him :)
  • when was younger i probably would have said no, but now that im older i believe that my parents are very good parents. they always tried thier hardest to make sure we had everything we wanted/needed and that we were sheltered and taken good care of!
  • Not in a million years.
  • My dad wasn't exactly the image of the typical perfect parent, but he loved me, so that's good enough. ^_^
  • To be honest, they provided for all the essentials of life. But as to my personal development, I basically raised myself.
  • I think they did the best they could. My brother was born with a number of special need issues, and in those days, there was no internet or instant support group to consult.
  • Is that some kind of joke? Well i guess my mom was great till i was 6 or 7 then her and my dad split up then my mom turned into a piss tank.
  • I guess 'Yes ' and they are still good at it :)
  • My mother was very good at it ....Love you mom may you rest in peace
  • They weren't good,they were excellent.
  • No I had a biological mother who beat me until I was three. I got adopted and my adopted parents abandon me because they realized they didnt want me.
  • Yes!With Providing firm religious base in ourselves!
  • My mom was, and she still is :)
  • my dad was very good in providing everything for me... with my mum she was just in the background and still is.... i do envy my friends with their families.....
  • yes my parents are really good parents, really supportive, they did a really good, i love them more than anything
  • The best.
  • lets say no and leave it at that
  • 20 years ago i would have said yes they were great, now im not so sure. i turned out generally ok but because of their distance and general lack of caring its now affecting me in my role as a parent. so id have to say no not really.
  • My Mom was the best Mommy in the world.
  • I know I have a good parent having a single mother who worked over time over and over again to put me through the best pravite schools and the best schools for my brothers. I will be for ever greatful for being blessed with a mother like mine
  • No, they were abysmal, and in my less proud moments I actually wish that for them Hell is real so they have to go. I'm usually nicer than that thought but...they were very abusive and the effects were profound.
  • After viewing answers first. I will say, without gory details, they brought me up (taught me) the right way to live.
  • No parents are perfect. those whom care for their children do the best they can. My parents were not perfect and in many ways they did not parent what would be considered best. I am very glad however they did teach me many things in life. I loved them and thank them, they made me the person I am today.
  • No, my father and stepfathers were pedophiles and my mother was mentally damaged when she was hit by a car at age 12.

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