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Traits you hope your kids will not inherit from you?

I think there are a lot of traits that we hope we pass on to our kids. But are there any traits that you'll be very pleased if they don't inherit from you? 

 


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  • Hadley's bio parents are both tall and trim and I'm SO thankful because my entire family struggles with weight.

    I have no assss. I used to weigh 300 pounds and I still didn't have one... flat like I am leaned up against the wall... so does my mom & my late grandma. I'm very thankful she won't get that from us. 



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    My inability to try new things for fear I will fail at it.

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    Hadley's bio parents are both tall and trim and I'm SO thankful because my entire family struggles with weight.

    I have no assss. I used to weigh 300 pounds and I still didn't have one... flat like I am leaned up against the wall... so does my mom & my late grandma. I'm very thankful she won't get that from us. 


    Aw, another sporter of the "extended back syndrome". I totally understand. 


  • I am very shy and have had trouble with general and social anxiety and depression. Hopefully he won't have to deal with those things. But I figure at least I know the signs and what to do. I think a lot of parents go into denial when these issues crop up and delay needed treatment.
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    My inability to try new things for fear I will fail at it.

    This, along with a crippling intensity/perfectionism.

    My picky eating habits.

    My homesickness.

     


  • I hope my kids will like to be neat and organized, but cause I need professionals to help me with that. I am a minimalist because " stuff" scares me.
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  • I used to be extremely whiny as a child/teenager [... and young adult...] Not like complaining but I talked with a whiny voice. I cringe now thinking about it. I had the same boyfriend from 17 to 23 and once I entered the dating scene, I quit whining. I knew it wasn't attractive but I always thought I couldn't help it. Turns out I could. Go figure.
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    My inability to try new things for fear I will fail at it.


    You? Afraid?? I don't believe it. You seem fearless. I'm not being sarcastic either.
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  • Physically, if I have a girl someday, my entire body shape. Flat chest, flat butt, round gut. Ugh. I'm sure DS will be built like his dad. Tall and broad.

    Emotionally: my control freak tendencies. I get it from my mom.
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    My inability to try new things for fear I will fail at it.

    This, along with a crippling intensity/perfectionism.

    This. When I do things it has to be a certain way, if DH does it and it isn't the way I do it/like it I re-do it. Drives him crazy. I feel bad for him sometimes, but then I remember he's driven me pretty crazy the past 8 years and get over it pretty quickly. I really hope the kids don't end up like me though.
  • I was such a follower in high school...we were all pretty snooty. There are a few friends I should have told off. Hopefully my girls are leaders.
    Mom to Big Sister (2008) , and boy/girl twins (2010) Life is busy!
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    I hope he doesn't get my temper... or my lack of patience (I hope him being early isn't any indicator of that)

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  • My bad relationship with food. I'm trying to fix it

    My fear of trying something by myself.
  • Hopefully she has enough sense in her head to not date the type of guys I dated.

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  • My inability to keep our house organized.
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  • I'm really hoping DS is not super reactionary like I am. I have worked hard to control my emotions but it is still a daily struggle for me and those that have to deal with me. 

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  • Sometimes I have a hard time standing up for myself. I'm a passive person and get my feelings hurt easily. I've gotten better with this as an adult but as a child I think I was overly sensitive and more of a follower.

    I hope DS is more assertive, in a good way, and can stand up for himself.

    ETA I'm also a perfectionist. Not something I hope I pass along.
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    I am really anal about planning and organizing and I have lists all over the place. I want my kids to be organized but I hope they aren't as obsessive about it as I am.
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  • OCD tendancies, insulin issues, depression, and allergies.

    We hope that he doesn't get my DHs reading/writing issues

     

  • I hope she doesn't get my anxiety and OCD like tendency to be very clean/organized
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    OCD/control freak tendencies, inability to "go with the flow" and my horrific sweet tooth

     

    DD1 7/10/08  DD2 8/11/10  DS 7/2/13

  • Social awkwardness. I'm not a people person at all, and it gives me anxiety to even say one word to people I don't know. This always held me back at work, big time.

    I hope he takes after H, and excels at talking. Lol.
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  • I hope my kids are more money savvy at a young age than DH and I were. We've shaped up now, but I wish I didn't have to get in debt to learn a lesson.
    Andrea 7/9/08, Joaquin 4/18/11, boy coming 12/18/13 Forever missed: Gabriel 11/24/09 at 20 weeks
  • My entire extended family has really bad bunions.  I'm glad I don't and I hope my kiddos never do.
  • Being overly sensitive and stress eating!
    O 10.08 & MJ 6.10
  • I hope DS doesn't get my level or stubbornness. I'm definitely a cut off my nose to spite my face type of person and I hate it. It means I have a hard time asking for helping, accepting help, letting go when it's just time to let go, etc.

    I also hope he's a bit more emotional than I am. I am very good at identifying my emotions, and getting over them quickly. I can detach easily. It serves me very well professionaly [crisis work], but personally I often wonder if people find me cold. DH will sometimes say I could use a drop of sensitivity with him.

    I also hope DS doesn't get DH's intense selfish streak that pops up from time to time.
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  • My extreme shyness.  I also have some social anxiety as well.  Unfortunately, I think DD did inherit my shyness.  She is almost exactly like I was at her age.  It took her almost the entire school year before she really talked much at school.  DS seems to be much more outgoing. 

    I also hope they don't inherit my dental problems.  I take such good care of my teeth and still have all sorts of tooth issues.  DH has never had a cavity, so lets hope they get his teeth. 

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  • Physically, my eye problems. I've already had a corneal transplant in one eye and may need the other done down the road.

    Emotionally, my anxiety.

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  • M0ONM0ON
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    I'm lazy. Not physically, like I love to be active outdoors, but more like lazy when it came to school, work, etc... just a total underachiever. I would feel so terrible if that rubbed off on my kid(s).
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  • I hope he's not short and fat like me.  And I hope he doesn't have my anxiety and depression issues.

    I was hoping he'd skip my temper but that ship appears to have already sailed....

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