Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Parenting Hypocrite Moment

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9 Votes

Throwing my own temper tantrum; I have them pretty regularly! Then I look over and see my 2 year old looking at me like I'm an idiot!

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Jennifer L added this item on March 9, 2010

InMy30'sAlready?! voted on March 11, 2010

Angels5of5Mine voted on March 11, 2010

2babygirlz voted on March 11, 2010

Laurie A voted on March 11, 2010

Anita D voted on March 12, 2010

Magda L commented on March 12, 2010 - I have those... I try to have them not in the view of my girls, but sometimes it doesn't work that way :?

Naomi M commented on March 13, 2010 - We have to learn to stop taking our emotions so seriously. These are passing states of mental reactions that weaken and hurt us. We can become emotionally objective and teach our kids to deal w/reality rather react - if not us then who?

Sharon P commented on March 18, 2010 - I'm guilty of this. Praying for control of my emotions and quickly walking into another room when I'm at the boiling point helps. If they see me venting in another room at least it's teaching them that I'm trying to do it privately!

Momma11 voted on March 19, 2010

Laurie W voted on March 31, 2010

Marly commented on April 1, 2010 - Its hard to explain however, tell your child that your just upset and you have nobody to talk to about it like he/she does when they see you. You should try and vent maybe in another room or else your child will follow you. Children learn by what they see

WonderMom commented on April 14, 2010 - My oldest daugher always tells me to get out of my feeling when they feel i'm throwing a temper tantrum; and then they laugh at me. oh how silly i must look.

Kelly M voted on August 3, 2012

Dianne Pannullo P voted on August 14, 2012

8 Votes

Sadly, I am a smoker. Nothing is harder than trying to look your kids in the eye and tell them why smoking is bad and that they shouldn't do it...now hold that thought mommy has to go smoke...duh???

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InMy30'sAlready?! added this item on March 11, 2010

2babygirlz voted on March 11, 2010

S M voted on March 11, 2010

Naomi M commented on March 13, 2010 - You can stop - you have to value life over addictions. To see addiction is a choice to be weak -lazy, an excuse to feel bad about yourself hurt your kids for the rest of their lives. This way you get to feel lousy when they grow up to be addicts too.

Sharon P commented on March 18, 2010 - Daddy smokes and the girls know why it's bad. It's sad to see them worrying about him dying from lung cancer possibly one day. It is such a stress-releasing crutch and engrained habit (addiction) that he can't seem to stop. I hope they never choose it.

Jennifer M voted on March 19, 2010

Stacey commented on March 22, 2010 - i am also a smoker and it is really hard to tell your kids that something is bad for you then turn around and do it yourself.

Kristi K voted on March 26, 2010

Amber O commented on April 14, 2010 - Before my husband quit smoking he always left the house, porch, yard, car or where ever he was before he lit up and he NEVER smoked in the house. That way, our boys never saw him with a cigarette. Thankfully he just celebrated 8 years as an ex-smoker.

Janet B voted on April 26, 2010

JennaLucky voted on June 17, 2010

✤Melissa✤ J voted on December 7, 2010

Lisa O voted on December 7, 2010

Erin D commented on February 1, 2011 - I concur - there's also that violent moment: I preach non-violence and no getting angry, but in traffic, I threaten to cut peope's throats.

Clilo11 commented on September 3, 2012 - I really do feel for you

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I caught myself swatting my toddler's hand because he was hitting. Yeah - we changed that method real quick. We now have a, "if you hit, you sit" rule.

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Liza H added this item on April 1, 2010

Ici voted on June 18, 2010

SuKey voted on March 5, 2011

Mai voted on August 3, 2012

3 Votes

I tell my daughter she can not have multiple snacks and then I turn around and have a few. Hey, I know I will still eat my lunch and dinner if I have snacks and I know she won't.

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Nicole O added this item on March 22, 2010

Momma11 voted on March 22, 2010

Elaine A voted on March 25, 2010

Marly commented on April 1, 2010 - You know that but your child doesn't. They learn from you yourself. If you need to snack then perhaps you could go to another room. Children lead by example and they feel you are being mean, they don't understand that you can still eat your meals.

Mai voted on August 3, 2012

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Why can't we be hypocrites? Don't we want better for our kids than ourselves? Yes, u shouldn't be smoking, but it doesn't mean u'd let ur kids smoke if u aren't going to quit? You'd lie to a friend if she asked if she was fat, but u don't let ur kids lie

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Tarah J added this item on March 11, 2010

Naomi M commented on March 13, 2010 - They will do what you do or react to what you do. You loose credibility and teach them to hurt themselves also that they don't have the ability to control themselves. You are doing exactly what you want regardless of the consequences and so will they.

Momma11 voted on March 19, 2010

Jennifer M voted on March 19, 2010

Jessica H commented on September 16, 2010 - well fact of life most of the time if your child sees you doing something or hear you say something you shouldn't they are going to do it because they want to be just like mom and dad! usually when you tell a kid not to do it they go and do it!

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Turning my 5 month old away from the TV because she shouldn't be watching it (while I'm watching it).

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Laurie F added this item on December 8, 2010

Shannon M voted on March 1, 2011

Mai voted on August 3, 2012

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We're doing renos our kitchen and our roof is plaster board. My Hubby said to my duaghter only stand on the rafters (she was helping him out) not the actual roof, then what did he do!? He stepped on the roof and fell straight through!

Clilo11 added this item on September 3, 2012

Clilo11 voted on September 3, 2012

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On my blog a while ago I wrote about exactly this topic after a morning when in exasperation I turned to my three year old and said "MIRABELLE THERE IS NO NEED TO SHOUT!!!" Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Humble apologies from Mommy followed.

Aging Mommy added this item on April 12, 2010

Mommy B voted on April 26, 2010

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I tell my daughter not to use words like stupid or to call other kids these things and then get busted by her for using the very words when I am frustrated with something. She has busted me more than once by reminding me "mommy, you said a bad word!"

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momto2 added this item on March 25, 2010

Crystal H commented on April 13, 2010 - Ha! That is just like my daughter. "I heard that! It was a bad word!"

Francoise K voted on April 21, 2010

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I have 1-2 Dr. Peppers a day but I won't let them have sodas with caffeine. I cuss, not regularly but I cuss - of course they're not allowed too.

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Momma11 added this item on March 19, 2010

Elaine A voted on March 25, 2010

Marly commented on April 1, 2010 - Sometimes we have to learn to curve what is said and done especiallly around children. Nothing is worse than taking a child out and they repeat what you say or do. Your Dr.Pepper, aspertine is no good either, it can cause liver problems in young children.

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I was constantly on my DD about keeping her backpack organized so she wouldn't forget homework, etc...one day I needed to give her something from my purse (which always looks like a bomb went off inside it) she she let me know about my double-standard.

Candice P added this item on June 6, 2010

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Mine is cussing, I over heard my daughter using the words too!! Yikes! So Im practicing to not cuss. :/

Kaci B. added this item on September 2, 2012

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I think it is ok to have a double standard. I am an adult, and when my kids are adults, then they can make their own decisions regarding things. Is it my job to be a good example for them? YES most definately. But I do things that they are not allowed to

luv my wonderful life added this item on December 7, 2010

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Dessert! I only want her to eat 1-2 x week but after she's in bed, I am peeking in the freezer!

Jenna M added this item on April 24, 2010

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I try to teach my niece and nephew about sharing, but when it comes to meals don't come near my food unless you're stealing French fries. I try to teach them about not snacking before meals but snack all the time (have to because of my high metabolism).

Aunt Vicki added this item on January 27, 2011

Kaci B. commented on September 2, 2012 - Haha lol

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mine is smoking, cussing here & there (not at him, but saying shit/damn in his presence - oops!) and picking my nose - lol! not like digging in it, but still! gotta work on these! :)

Megan P added this item on January 31, 2011

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"Don't touch things in the store!" as I inspect each item before I pick one. Even in the toy aisle, I tend to hit some the 'try me' toys... then expect her NOT to touch. :P I have started allowing her to push the buttons when I want to see what a toy does

~Jenna M~ added this item on August 6, 2012

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when we were in a grocery store and I saw someone that hated me and I whispered that she needed a new wardrobe and my 4 year old daughter told her that when she walked up and spoke to me. Talk about embarrassing.

Buffy R added this item on March 12, 2010

Sharon P commented on March 18, 2010 - Oops. I have learned to keep feelings of dislike to myself because kids will repeat what you say. Now that mine are older I can't get away w/ anything. They call me on it! It is better for us to grit our teeth and be nice, hard as it might be.

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We're doing renos our kitchen and our roof is plaster board. My Hubby said to my duaghter only stand on the rafters (she was helping him out) not the actual roof, then what did he do!? He stepped on the roof and fell straight through!

Clilo11 added this item on September 3, 2012

Clilo11 voted on September 3, 2012

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Mine is cussing, I over heard my daughter using the words too!! Yikes! So Im practicing to not cuss. :/

Kaci B. added this item on September 2, 2012

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"Don't touch things in the store!" as I inspect each item before I pick one. Even in the toy aisle, I tend to hit some the 'try me' toys... then expect her NOT to touch. :P I have started allowing her to push the buttons when I want to see what a toy does

~Jenna M~ added this item on August 6, 2012

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