Can I just say, that even those who say they try to "act" like they are enjoying it or geniuenly love their kids - the kid can tell. I certainly did. In fact this made me challenge my parents more. They had one child and through pressure from family they had me. Unfortunately I was a bit more challenging child (collic and adhd) so they spent the first few years of my life pretending that they enjoyed it and truly loved me - but I always remember feeling the void. Eventually it blossomed into full blown RAD on my part (Reactive Attachment Disorder) *I was diagnosed with this now - it didn't exist back then and I don't still suffer from the affects* Keeping I child you don't connect with/enjoy/love can have very damaging affects - trust me the child can tell.
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!