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Are you a good example? As a parent and retired public servant I wasn't a good example 100% of the time What % are you?

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I don't know the percentage, but I would say the majority of the time I try to be.. The thing is, no one is perfect, there are no 100 %ers.. what I do when I mess up, is admit to it, apologize for it, explain to my kids what I did wrong, and let them know how I'm going to keep it from happening again. This is the key to good parenting. We are human. How would anyone learn to work through adversity if everything was perfect?

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An exceptionally good answer! All any of us can do is TRY!
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Admitting when you're wrong is setting a good example even in the midst of your bad example. Supergreen.
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Thank you both..:) FK it's been a while, good to see you.. And RK, after I commented, I realized you were asking for both work and parenting? Perhaps? So, let me add that I also do the same (similar anyway) thing in my career..
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Your answer FS, covered just about all there is to it. During my upbringing, I learned to hide my mistakes. It's refreshing to gain the understanding that imperfect is still okay. another green
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TY incredibella (love the name). Your comment touched me.. I was lucky enough to grow up with parents who lived what was said above and passed that along to me.
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Good is a relative term, so what you mean by good isn't necessarily what someone else considers to be good. On the whole, I don't think anyone can be a good example 100% of the time, but I always try to be.

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Nice..
Green too..
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Another green, because your honesty and effort are commendable.
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I'd give myself a 70%even though I try, nobody's perfect if we learn from our mistakes that's a very good thing

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My thoughts are "That's why erasers were invented" You are likely a very good mom.
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It's not a perfect world for sure, starting with me. like short fuse, and passing the buck when there's a screwup at the office. But I'm trying to work on my issues.

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I hope you find the middle ground between perfect and perfect. It is a wide chasm.. It's called imperfect, and it's MORE than ok to be in that place, it's human. It's what you do there that makes the difference.
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Thanks.
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As a parent we do the best we know how at the time. We give our kids their values and beyond that they make their own choices.

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98.9% and Im looking forward to when I can change that to at least 75%.

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I have to maintain a reputation, it is part of my career choice. I feel like I'm missing out.
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We all fall short. It's our duty to keep trying to do better in my opinion. My opinion ,plus a dollar, probably won't even buy you a cup of coffee however. Nuff said. Lol

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