This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Ambre French.  She asked our writers,

“What is your biggest fear regarding your child(ren)’s future?”

Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…

Ambre French of Norway writes:
“In the short term I was told that most of what you teach your children should be brought in by the time the kid reaches three, after that it’s just consolidation.  I’m scared to mess those years up! In the long term I am very afraid of drugs.”

Susie Newday of Israel writes:
“I think that it is a bit funny that considering I live inIsrael and my sons have mandatory army service, that my childrens’ safety is not my fear for them.

I also am not sure I would call it fear or a worry, but rather a concern. My concern is that are able to make a living and be in good shape financially.

You might like this post I wrote at The Powder Room if you are worried about messing up your kids – LOL!”

FireCrystals of India writes:
“My biggest fear is that we (meaning Hubby and me) are unable to give our baby as good a life as we have had…meaning in terms of money, quality of life, education and so on. That has always been a nagging fear ever since we even thought of having a baby.”

Mama B. of Saudi Arabia writes:
“My biggest fear is that they reach 18 and have no drive or ambition or passion for anything in particular. I also fear when they are old enough to drive because roads in Saudi are so dangerous.”

Erika of Clutterhome of Japan writes:
“I worry about fostering a close bond between our son and our families who live so far away. We want him to grow up with a strong sense of family and to feel like he has ‘roots’ somewhere, but he only has one set of grandparents and they’re nearly 10,000 miles from us. Finding ways to stay close despite the distance is something we’re going to have to overcome. Thank goodness we live in a day and age where we can chat through Skype, and they can send videos of them reading stories!”

Polish Mama on the Prairie of Illinois, USA writes:
“There are so many fears I have for them. That they end up with a loser guy. That they don’t use what they have been blessed with (high IQs, good looks, friendly personalities, genuine curiosity, and a desire to do good in this world) to succeed in life and just end up regretting later on in life. That they end up victims of gang violence, drugs, etc. That our country’s future tanks and all my family has strived for, dreamed about, and fought for ends up not helping them in life. That the world doesn’t appreciate how amazing they are.

And that they don’t appreciate who they really are. That they don’t learn Polish and keep their heritage. That they don’t feel as much love for America as my immigrant parents, my brother, and I do. That they don’t “get” what I keep trying to teach them. To keep their feet in both worlds.”

Multitasking Mumma of Ontario, Canada writes:
“I’m not afraid of what I will teach her, I’m afraid of what others will.”

Courtney Cappallo of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“I want my children to have self confidence. I don’t want them to compromise their morals, values, tastes or desires just to fit in with the crowd.”

Carol @ If By Yes of British Columbia, Canada writes:    
“I’m afraid he will inherit the depression that both his father and I both bring to the table. He’s such a happy little baby, and I hate to think that some day he may feel like his life isn’t worth living.”

What about you…what  is your biggest fear regarding your child(ren)’s future?  

If you like what you’ve read from some of these moms, you can link to their personal blog (if they have one) through their hyperlinked name.  

And do you have a question you would like to pose to our WMB writers?  If so, email us at wmbsidebareditor@gmail.com to see what they have to say.

Come visit us again tomorrow to read Jennifer Burden’s Saturday Layover!   

– World Moms Blog

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