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I Believe Parenting Is The Hardest Job Anyone Could Ever Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 113 People

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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 27

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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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    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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    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

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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 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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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

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