Is there anything from your childhood that you want your kids to repeat someday? Anything you want to do differently? Tv/computer restrictions were something I disliked at the time, but I'd definitely want to make sure my kids played outside, talked to other kids in person, and developed an imagination Having to ask for a snack is something I'd repeat; it taught me to plan meals, what is and isn't ok to eat all the time, and lots of other important stuff I knew how to make a meat 'n taters dinner when I was twelve. My kids are definitely learning how to cook and plan a meal early, boys AND girls. I was taught how to save money from the moment I learned the concept of it. "Do you want McDonalds, or do you want Disneyland?" "Do you want a new toy, or do you want to have dinner?" Money is a finite thing, and you have to choose what to use it on. Birthdays are A BIG DEAL. Mom sometimes wonders if she shouldn't have done this, because none of our boyfriends or friends have made as big deal of them, but I love it. Your birthday is the day that everybody who loves you celebrates your life. Everything is done your way, you get your favourite meals, anything. Abuse of power results in loss of power, but that's the only catch There are some things I wouldn't repeat though I would teach my kids about sexual health. I was taught nothing about sex except not to do it (and I was homeschooled, no sex ed class). Everybody should know how to take care of their genitals and recognize an infection. Everybody should know the signs of STDs and all the ways they are transmitted, how birth control works, and for girls, what a Pap test is and why it's important. I will not teach my kids to follow any one religion; I want them to explore all of them and decide which, if any, make sense to them.