According to Wikipedia, the modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The nation's first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States.

Both days are opportunities to pause and contemplate the many important roles that mothers and fathers play in all of our lives and to contemplate the challenges and joys of parenting, looking both backwards (thinking of our own parents and grandparents) and forwards (thinking of our children and grandchildren). This survey is intended to prompt reflections that we would like to share with other members of the D@D community.

The survey has 27 questions and should take you about 30 minutes to complete. You do NOT have to answer all questions. Look over each question, think about it, and answer it only if you want to. 

Dunrovin will post and summarize responses without any way to connect them back to the individuals responding.  Our hope is that these questions will prompt you to reminisce on the parenting that has taken place in your family and share whatever aspect of it you feel comfortable sharing. 

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* 1. When were your parents born?

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* 2. Where were your parents born?

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* 3. What jobs or career did your parents have?

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* 4. What life lessons did you learn from your parents?

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* 5. What physical similarities do you share with your parents?

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* 6. What made your parents happy?

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* 7. What caused your parents to worry?

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* 8. What three words would you use to describe each of your parents?

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* 9. Are your parents still alive? If they are deceased, please tell us the year of their death.

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* 10. In what year were you born?

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* 11. How many siblings do you have?

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* 12. In what city/state or country were you born?

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* 13. What is your gender?

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* 14. What jobs or career have you had?

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* 15. How many children do you have?

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* 16. What surprised you about becoming a parent?

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* 17. What did you find joyous about being a parent?

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* 18. What did you find frustrating about being a parent?

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* 19. What aspects of parenting caused you to worry?

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* 20. What three words would you use to describe yourself as a parent?

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* 21. What life lessons did your children teach you?

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* 22. What life lessons do you hope your children learn from you?

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* 23. What three words do you think your children would use to describe you as a parent?

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* 24. What advice would you give to new parents?

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* 25. What wishes do you have for your children?

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* 26. How many grandchildren do you have?

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* 27. What wishes do you have for your grandchildren?

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