POPSUGAR Moms Parenting Do You Use the Same Discipline Methods as Your Parents? by Moms 7/05/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Some moms and dads look to their family tree for child rearing advice and use the same methods that their parents used on them. Other couples decide to branch out and take an alternate approach to raising their kids. What did you do? Image Source: Getty Read More GrandparentsFamily TiesDisciplineParentingPoll Parenting The Surprising Word You Should Never Use to Describe Your Child Before I Could Teach My Daughter to Love Her Body, I Had to Come to Terms With Mine Why I Worried About Having 3 Children Why I Let My Son Wear a Dress POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Stay sane and savvy with our daily newsletter Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions 5 years I was one of three children in a time where it was entirely socially acceptable to swat your kids or scream at them when they misbehaved. Not that my parents were cruel or terrible, it was just the norm in their time. Unfortunitely it created a generation of people who learned to do what they're told or to obey who ever's loudest. I believe very strongly in calm parenting and negotiation. I believe very strongly in open and frank discussion with my child and try hard to listen to and take into account her thoughts and feelings. That's not to say she rules the house, not at all. Instead she's learned that adults and children have differant roles and expectations in life and she behaves accordingly. She's also though learned how to speak her mind calmly and explain her own needs and desires and to advocate for them when it's appropriate. mstrauss 5 years My husband and I were raised in different ways but turned out very similar, so he is being nice and letting me discipline the way that I want to. He had no curfew, a TV in his room, and his dad let him look at his Playboy magazines :) I'm still not sure how he turned out so well. You would be so surprised! michaeluvnikita 5 years Well as a black woman , i think my parents for beating the shit out of me until i was 16. It worked. Went to school, got straight A's didn't get pregnant, didn't catch any std's. I'm still alive.