What are some of the most positive things your parents passed down to you?

unfilterednate Posts: 905 Member
Life, love and lineage was a saying around my broke home since before I can remember us being broken.

To this day, I can't help but want to reconstruct my family into an extended one, starting with me and whomever my wife will be.

This has shaped my expectations of family in such a way that I'm pretty diehard for anyone that comes into my circle of trust and I would give you the clothes off my back once you're there...

What about you?


  • jcstevens86
    jcstevens86 Posts: 3,338 Member
    Pretty much the same deal as you @unfilterednate ....
  • caco_ethes
    caco_ethes Posts: 11,962 Member
    Don’t judge. Don’t be critical. Don’t be a jerk.
  • ManBehindTheMask
    ManBehindTheMask Posts: 615 Member
    My inheritance
  • SomebodyWakeUpHIcks
    SomebodyWakeUpHIcks Posts: 3,836 Member
    @MeeseeksAndDestroy Jenny passed something down to Forrest Jr.
  • jcstevens86
    jcstevens86 Posts: 3,338 Member
    How not to treat your spouse and children. I'm winning.

    True story
  • RastaLousGirl
    RastaLousGirl Posts: 2,096 Member
    10 deep breathes and a smile. Whatever comes are way, we will get through it.
  • cmacphee3
    cmacphee3 Posts: 285 Member
    How to be silly and not take life too seriously.
  • angel4732
    angel4732 Posts: 14,898 Member
    To treat others as you wish to be treated yourself
  • Just_J_Now
    Just_J_Now Posts: 9,551 Member
    Love! Among all our dysfunction, there was always an abundance of love.
  • SomebodyWakeUpHIcks
    SomebodyWakeUpHIcks Posts: 3,836 Member
    How to expect a trophy for doing nothing and for giving me a car at 16 without me working.


  • evilpoptart63
    evilpoptart63 Posts: 397 Member
    Other than badass genetics? :wink: Probably the importance of loyalty and good sense of humor
  • JillianRumrill
    JillianRumrill Posts: 337 Member
    edited October 2017
    Whenever my dad had to punish me or my brother, he would tell us afterward why he punished us so that we could learn not to do it again. I love my dad, he's an amazing guy. Really friendly and caring. I hope I got his personality. :)
    My mom...uggghh...that anxiety is a *kitten*...and can turn you into one.
  • Tayykisses
    Tayykisses Posts: 265 Member
    edited October 2017
    My dad taught me to forgive, and he is much much better at doing that than I ever will be.

    My mom, however taught me to take no *kitten* from anyone and to "whoop that a*s" if anyone tries me.

    I think I got more of my mom's ideas than my dads, but I'm working on that Lol
  • pudgy1977
    pudgy1977 Posts: 13,503 Member
    Sense of humor and a great work ethic.
  • JeepHair77
    JeepHair77 Posts: 1,291 Member
    Sarcasm runs rampant from my dad's side of the family. I am forever grateful for that trait.

    They found the perfect balance between supporting me and making me work. Paid for my college education and the cheapest dorm room and meal plan, but if I wanted any life beyond that, I had to get a job. It turned out really well - I finished undergrad debt-free but I knew how to take care of myself and didn't have an entitlement complex and never asked them for anything again.

    This is not something I fully appreciated until I was a parent, and it is HARD to find that balance. My parents did a really, really good job, and I'm trying to follow their example with my kids.
  • busyPK
    busyPK Posts: 3,788 Member
    My dad taught me how to manage money. My mom taught me how to love unconditionally. They both showed me that marriage is hard work, and there is no such thing as a perfect one. They bicker and argue and it wasn't hidden from their kids. It was just life, but after each day they spoke to each other with respect and kissed openly. They stuck it out and are truly best friends.
  • MrSith
    MrSith Posts: 1,635 Member
    Always try to help someone.