Are you an old fashioned mom?

I would have to say yes. We require our children to respect adults, use their manners, speak when spoken to (as long as we are present, we don't require them to speak to strangers) and we want them to obey us when they are asked to do something without any lip, goes along with respect I suppose. We have rules and would be considered somewhat strict but we do know of stricter families.

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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    03/05/14
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    03/05/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Yes, I forgot that one. We require our children to use Mr. and Mrs. If it's a close family friend they can use Miss or Mr. with their first names. We often do that with people whose last names we don't know too, just to keep it respectful. We also like them to use Aunt and Uncle with their aunties and uncles too. Cute that your husband called you Miss. :)
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      03/05/14
      i am as Theresa
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        06/29/14
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        03/05/14
        8Theresa Gould
        But in today's world of modern parenting, many would think we are old fashioned when they think the child knows best and the parent is to be besties with their children. Just my opinion.
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          03/05/14
          We came from an old fashion family and we tried our best... :)
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            03/05/14
            8Theresa Gould
            Funny, it doesn't bother me to use the term old fashioned or to be old fashioned because that's what I consider myself and my morals.
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              03/05/14
              I am a mixture of old and new. I agree with Ann about not calling it "Old Fashion", manners and respect has been taught forever, and should just be considered standard...I do believe in children being taught to waiting for people to finish speaking, and not interrupting, but I don't believe in "children should not speak unless spoken to". I think that lowers a child, or anyone's, self-esteem. And that may make children shy about speaking up about a problem. Or just a good question...I want a child that can carry on polite conversation, with good English!
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                03/06/14
                I tend to think so... although my children have not yet (always) grasped the fact not to interrupt me when I am talking to someone else. have to work on this one!
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                  03/06/14
                  5Marissa Melville
                  yes! I am very traditional and our kids answer with yes mam and yes sir, and we believe in having fun after we get our work done, and old fashioned morals!
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                    04/25/14
                    That's not old fashioned Theresa Gould- that's just good parenting.. lol.. BUT.. If the new fashion is what Is see in most kids.. where they are so disrespectful to their moms and are on the iPad and inside all day and have every toy and complain about their rooms etc.. THEN. I guess I'm old fashioned too.. Or maybe a mix.. My kids have their time and game time and play time.. but they also have chores and I expect a certain amount of help, respect and the right attitude to get those things...
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