Have I failed as a mother??!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2011
Have I failed as a mother??!!!
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Thu, 04-14-2011 - 10:57pm

I am a single mom to three teenage sons.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Sun, 04-17-2011 - 11:08am

I think comparing yourself to others & what they have generally causes a lot of unhappiness, as you said.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Sun, 04-17-2011 - 12:02pm

First, I wanted to take issue with ONLY one statement by Kimmie...<<if you could afford it, they would be driving Corvettes>>>.

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Registered: 11-01-2001
Sun, 04-17-2011 - 2:06pm

I agree with the others.

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Registered: 08-08-2009
Sun, 04-17-2011 - 9:07pm

Sabrtooth, you are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO spot on with your descent from my corvette point.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Mon, 04-18-2011 - 10:16pm

I have to completely agree about moving into young adulthood rather than adolescense... the whole concept of adolescence - which now extends to nearly 30 y/o in some circles - encourages people to delay growing up and being responsible for themselves.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-2001
Tue, 04-19-2011 - 12:49pm

I'm convinced that the whole "brain not fully matured until 25" comes from kids not being expected to use their brains until that point!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-16-1999
Tue, 04-19-2011 - 6:35pm

Absolutely!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-08-2009
Tue, 04-19-2011 - 9:18pm
Yes, I saw the movie, and enjoyed it. I like quirky movies. LOL

And we have two couples who say they are never leaving home. And I don't think they are kidding either. LOL
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2011
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 4:41pm

thanks for the words of encouragement

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Registered: 04-14-2011
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 4:44pm

Thank you...everyone says it will get better...I think as moms we believe that our kids actions are a refelection of how good or bad job we have done...some behavior we can't control...especially when it's coming from a teenager!!!