Am I Destined to Be a Bad Mother?
Submitted by Sherrybaby77
My own mother was just an awful person. She was physically and mentally abusive to me.
She abandoned my siblings with a neighbour and took me and left, because I was the youngest and easiest to handle. And although I have wanted kids ever since I can remember and am now pregnant, I am terrified that I might be a terrible mother like her.
My older sister has kids, and she is very strict on them and often punishes them physically, which makes me cringe; she even left them on the side of the road one time when they misbehaved in the car, which I think is appalling, even though she only drove a few yards ahead and could see them at all times.
Could this be in our genes, are we just terrible people? This is keeping me up at night: Will I be a bad mother? Even though I really want children! Or am I just worried over nothing?