Habits/behaviours you WISH your parents had ingrained in you


#1

…but they didn’t.

  • Responsibility for personal finance

#2

The importance of healthy eating and regular exercise.


#3
  • Being on time

#4

Mine did try this, in fairness to them


#5

Doesn’t really matter if nobody’s going to show up anyway, tbf.


#6

ZING!!!


#7

*BAZINGA!!!


#8

The ability to socialise normally


#9

good posture


#10

Definitely this one for me


#11

playing the piano


#12

Going to the hairdressers and not relying on my mum’s frankly shit hairdressing skills for 18 years.


#13

looking after my health
not eating crap food
not drinking too much
being ok to talk about my feelings
being nice to people
being confident


#14

A dislike for prodigious alcohol consumption.


#15

My mum maintains my posture is bad compared to my sisters as they went to ballet, while I went to Woodcraft folk.


#16

Some ambition beyond ‘working in an office’.


#17

This. Even now I’m really awkward in social situations, especially meeting new people.


#18

long term thinking/planning.


#19

Yup, ditto that. I don’t think I can remember a single occasion where my parents went out with friends or had friends round when I was growing up. My Dad in particular is very socially awkward and I definitely have that as well.


#20

Yeah my mum and dad are very much homebirds, dad especially. Nowadays their lives literally live around my niece and nephews.

As a kid I had a very small group of friends I played football with at the rec, but that was about it.

We’ve met, you and Stu(?) seemed a lot more outgoing than I was.