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I Believe Parenting Is The Hardest Job Anyone Could Ever Have

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    It's a hard task and

    as parents, we have to be almost perfect because we are parents. Anything that our kids do, we will be held responsible for it. The hardest part is seeing your child go in a direction you went in or just being a teenager. You have to mold, teach, and pray for them.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M 2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    Just To Begin

    Parenting my two daughters (now grown up "daddy´s girs") was my best done job and a main source of happyness     Hard part of it all: during almost 20 yrs, I do it as somemething like a "married single father"  Bet you all to decode what that last label might mean...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2012

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    Fear

    I read 17 books on parenting before I had my first daughter.  I weened out the things I didn't like and things that I thought suited me.  Some I used some I didn't.  The only thing I wanted to do was be a mom. I have 4 children that I would do anything for. My oldest one...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F Mar 19, 2012

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    So when we got home my husband put something in

    the fridge and noticed that it wasn't closing...he then asked the kids "did you do something to this fridge?" ... one of the answers: "No, but if I DID do something it wouldn't be intentional" ...wow....guess we found the guilty one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 15, 2015

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    If you believe this this you are STUPID!

    Try working in a coal mind or roofing a house in the summer when its 101 outside. I will take a job being a parent over that daily! I either wake up at 11 and watch videos all day, or drop her off at school and come home and lay around all day. being a parent is EASY
    MomOfBurden MomOfBurden 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2015

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    I've been a stay at home mom

    for the past 5 almost 6 years. I've re-entered the workforce recently and am pretty excited about it. I'm starting slow to adjust both myself and the boys. And it's a step in the right direction!
    Bluenightstand Bluenightstand 36-40, F Jun 12, 2014

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    am feeling extremely happy

    and probs with kids seems to be rectified
    sharmasrilakshmi sharmasrilakshmi 36-40, F Oct 9, 2015

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    Please help. I'm currently experiencing dark

    thoughts, dark thoughts about just running away. I love all my Children but they have no respect for anything I have ever done for them. My 16 year old dumped her washing in front of me and said "this needs done now" I have a demanding 2 year old that takes up all my energy...
    RockingLikeAFetus RockingLikeAFetus 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    the house is so quiet early morning.

    I get up at 5am to enjoy the solitude..at 7am I will start the wake up of the five little ones.. one by one need showers, get dressed, brush teeth, medication, and most of all hugs and kisses and praise!! Parenting is the hardest job and it is also the most rewarding job.
    chapter7 chapter7 36-40, F Sep 17, 2015

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    Teachable Moment/life Lesson

    I am always struck by the stories on this site - so many that seem more than what I am about to say but here goes... I am a bit upset. Maybe its because my head isn't all there sometimes or there is so much to do related to my separation/pending divorce so I'm almost writing an...
    Liminalghost Liminalghost 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    I knew our educational system was failing 

    when I asked why you made a stupid decision and your only answer was "YOLO"
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    Being The Bad Parent Sucks!

    I love my girls so much, but find it hard when it comes to discipline. My husband is a great father , friend , and provider, but often throws me under the bus when it comes to the kids and discipline. I feel completely overwhelmed, frustrated , and stressed out. Just earlier...
    lolama2013 lolama2013 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    How to set a good example: me: "we are not

    watching "friends" , I got 5 episodes of "maury" on the dvr...let's watch that"
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    Parenting Is So Hard...

    One of the hardest thing about being a parent is to help your child deal with life disappointments. You don't to play it off as it was nothing because it could be a very big deal to them. You don't want to make a big hoopla about it either because you'll be coddling them. You don...
    Theta99 Theta99 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    And most fail. Mine did.

    But the wealthy caused that. And love that. They bought governing. So they run things. And ruin things. Then say what do you mean we did. And their fans defend them. My crush in ohio feels bad. Me sent her this. Am proud of you for succeeding at...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Mar 25, 2015

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    Its me and five little ones

    for most of the day, twins age four, boy and girl age seven and boy age nine. this is so hard. so hard. some days I want to give up. but I know they need me and in a way I need them. I get fearful that I am not enough for them though, that I don't have the capacity to care for...
    chapter7 chapter7 36-40, F Sep 15, 2015

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    I gave one of the kids a calendar to hang in

    their room, I noticed in February she crossed out "valentines day" and wrote "death day" in the small box.... I felt like Obi-wan telling my padawan that she has "learned well".
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 22

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    I don't know about it being her only purpose, but I would love to fill this role for a future husband! I want a man who considers it his duty and responsibility to ensure I was...
    wolfsong687 wolfsong687 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    I was really fat a few years ago & when I took my clothes off in front of my ex he said "it looks like you're melting". It's funny now because I'm slim but back then it hurt as if...
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    "I never loved you, you were just an obsession". Something my first love said that sticks around. It may not be the worst, but it makes me feel sad from time to time.
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    I don't even register things being said to me as bad. I know all of the good things but I scale words from good to neutral. Mere words don't have a negative impact on me.
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    The worst thing anyone ever said to me was when I was in high school and my mom was yelling at me. She said "The best part of you ran down my leg the day you were born!!!" I've...
    iowateri8309 iowateri8309 51-55 1 Response Jan 31

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