Welcome to "Hey Mom and Dad"—a weekly feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on parenting. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked parents the week before on Patch Facebook pages from around the area.
That brings us to this week's question:
When it comes to your kids growing up, what worries you the most about their future?
Take a look at what people had to say and join the conversation in the comments section.
Patty H. As a middle school teacher, I see and hear EVERYTHING! That in and of itself makes me worried. via Oswego Patch Facebook
Jennifer M. For my teen, getting in a car with someone who shouldn't be driving. I'm terrified of him getting in an accident! via Yorkville Patch Facebook
Mark D. Being surrounded by uneducated, unappreciative, spoiled brats raised by incompetent parent(s). Oh, wait. That's already happening. via Joliet Patch Facebook
Michelle B. Everything pretty much, I'm a mom and I will worry about my child until the day I die, no matter how old they are! My one major worry is that I haven't prepared him for the real world, the world now is a much crueler world than when I was his age!!! via Bolingbrook Patch Facebook
Anna G. Making sure they don't get involved with the worng crowd n drugs , but I hope that they get a great education and go to college. via Plainfield Patch Facebook