Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Believe Parenting Is The Hardest Job Anyone Could Ever Have

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 118 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    There has been lots of mean things said to me over the years, mostly from a toxic ex who still knows how to push my buttons (only talk to him because of my children)...but I would...
    Mermaiden333 Mermaiden333 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    At nine months The bump, if you can still call it that, is huge Your arms can barely reach around that your hands can just touch You still smile Your biggest top can barely fit...
    darkdragonelffire darkdragonelffire 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    definitely not her main purpose that's to please her husband. It is definitely 2nd im on my 8th pregnancy though sadly I have had 2 miscarriages. This will be number 6 and I'm...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was around 6 the people I lived with would tell me I'm only here to have sex with them. They would tell me if for any reason they couldn't anymore they'd just kill me cause...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tried to kill myself over a boyfriend of close to a year when we broke up, he texted me and said "too bad the pills didn't do the job"
    tayyylorrrrr tayyylorrrrr 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    life is a game .........i refuse to believe my yesterday today and tomorrow is merely a game
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    At three months It's such a small bump You run your hands over the gentle curve It puts a smile on your lips Knowing a baby is growing in there At this stage, it's easy to hide But...
    darkdragonelffire darkdragonelffire 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hmmm, that's a toughy! People have said tons of things that have hurt me. It wasn't about me but my three year old niece that I love dearly. She was born premature. She fought for...
    EarthyLocks EarthyLocks 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "I couldn't care less. It's not my problem, it's yours. I don't want to see you anymore because you're just a suicidal mess." ~Ex-Almost-Girlfriend.
    medicinedreams medicinedreams 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was told to kill myself, I didn't deserve to live, and that I should rot in hell. This was at the lowest point in my life. And that is the worst thing anyone has said to me.
    KJPKelsey KJPKelsey 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    At six months The bump has expanded You need both hands to rub The smile never leaves your face Nothing can hide this All your clothes are maternity wear You even have nursing tops...
    darkdragonelffire darkdragonelffire 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "I don't love you. I don't even like you. I have a great girl and a ton of friends. So just **** off. and die."
    ThisGirlLovesNerds12 ThisGirlLovesNerds12 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    God has blessed me with many children and I will take them as they come. I have 11 children and more on the way thanks to God and my husband. It was my husbands choice not to use...
    Jillian525 Jillian525 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My husband wants to be a woman, I just survived a deadly cancer and I am trying to get along with my family who was abusive to me. My daughter hates my extended family and has no...
    Kimberly50 Kimberly50 46-50 2 Responses Mar 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    being called an emo by my girlfriend.
    Richellex Richellex 13-15, F Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my boyfriend of 3 years once said "I used to love you" ..... :(
    Nicole0228 Nicole0228 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "I never loved you anyway"
    anqi12345 anqi12345 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mom told me "you always ruin the things I love" when i accidentally broke a piece of jewellery she owned when I was in primary school. She probably doesn't remember it, but I do...
    AlDhari AlDhari 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    probably a tie between "i wish we never adopted you" and being laughed at when I told someone "I love you"
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's what wasn't said to me. I dated a guy for about a year and we were close to engagement. Out of the blue he disappeared and started a new relationship with someone else. No...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Probabaly: "I never even loved or liked you." or "You're such an embarrassment to us."
    Blu43ver Blu43ver 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "I wish I had never met you!!!"
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's probably better if our bloodline ends with you anyway.
    jennaporter jennaporter 36-40, F Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "You're a total waste of a human being." My ex-husband and father of my son.
    sugarfooties sugarfooties 66-70 5 Responses Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I regret the day you was born my moms response when I told her I am transgender
    sparkyspace sparkyspace 70+, T 1 Response Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "I don't got time for this. You're always depressed. Go change yourself."
    ikoreanx3 ikoreanx3 18-21 2 Responses Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "Brandon, your ugly and goin to be alone forever
    dajoker166 dajoker166 16-17, M Mar 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "Why do you talk about cutting yourself, like it's some sick fantasy of yours?!" My fiance when I told him about my past..
    Moweb95 Moweb95 18-21, F Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "You don't deserve my love! Not one ounce of it!!" from the girl I planned to spend my life with
    Cosmicmutt Cosmicmutt 18-21, M Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes, I've had 5 children already. I dropped out of high school for the sole purpose of having children. I just spew one out the other. my mother had this ideal as well, I am one of...
    moosch moosch 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    any women want to make a lot of babys with a boy im open to most any one
    philipabc philipabc 16-17, M Mar 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My flaws are awesome! I was born with ADHD, ADD, Asthma, And I think I might have OCD. In elementary school, they told me I needed pills, I refused. Now I am a great writer...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 9 Responses Mar 6

    Your Response

    Cancel