1.10 – How were you brought up?
We usually learn to parent from our own parents or the adults who brought us up; this may be a lone parent, grandparents, aunt or even an older sibling.
Think about when you were growing up and how you were brought up, how was it? Are you doing things the same as your parents did? Have you thought about whether you would like to do things differently?
The following activity isn’t a test, it’s simply to help you think about why you parent the way you do.
In the following questions, you can tick as many answers as are suitable for you – you may have some other experiences of parenting that you might like to add in the boxes provided. You can save this work so you can refer back to it at any time throughout the course.
We may or may not want to practice some of the things we learnt growing up with our own family. Some experiences you have had might be part of your culture or heritage, or may just be a really nice family tradition that you want to pass on to your children.
Thinking about negative things that happened in our childhood can make us unhappy even many years later. If any of the activities in this course bring up some of the bad experiences, you are welcome to talk about it with other parents on the the forum. If you need advice feel free to contact our Learning Advisors who will be happy to support you in finding help.