Post

I Feel That Being a Parent Is One of the Most Difficult Jobs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 261 People

    Definately!!!!

    You are ALAWYS at work on call at night even on holiday theres no rest infact thats worse. theres no such thing as a 9 to 5 job when u have kids. the job is 24/7.
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Lesson Learned

       One day, I was doing some chores while my oldest daughter was taking a nap. I think she was about a year and a half old at the time. I heard her making some noises on the monitor so I went to get her out of her crib. When I opened the door, I found my sweet little girl had...
    dizinerd dizinerd 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Wishful Thinking

    Looking sad, my daughter crawls into bed with me, wraps herself under my arms and holds on to me tightly. With her eyes closed, fighting back tears, she asks me "Mommy, when is it going to stop hurting?"  I squeeze her tighter and simple said, "I don't know."  If only parents...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 11, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Advocate

    Single Mommy of 4 and in my early 30's. This is the hardest job in the world and we work for nothing in return 365 a year, last ones to sit and eat and sleep. Before we think of ourselves we think of our precious lil ones. They are our future and they are a good replica of what...
    sweetnsensual sweetnsensual 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You Don't Say!

    How easy is it to get a new job and get on the job training for the position that you will be working? easy right? Parenting is a new job except there is no on the job training you. Sure you get help along the way but for the most part you have to figure it out because...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    inez345 inez345 16-17, F Mar 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Some Good Advice For Struggling Parents That Love Their Children

    Formula For Predicting Your Child's Future IT IS ALL ABOUT LOVE!  I always come across the question, should babies come with a manual? As sure as we need air to breathe, they need to come fully equipped with one tailor made for each and every baby! If a license is required...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 29, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    About Your Teen...

    MrClouFeet is a parent of 2 boys. One is in collage and one is in highschool right now. And although i don't WANT them to, i am coming to the realization that drugs are in highschool. The one in collage is old enough to do what he wants but the one in highschool is only a junior...
    MrCloudFeet MrCloudFeet 36-40, M Oct 29, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    No Paid Time Off

    That's one of the toughest things about being a parent...you are on the clock permanently man. Kids are a lifelong commitment, even after they are grown up and moved out, they still need a lot of attention and care sometimes. If you are a parent and are trying to do your best...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Difficult?

    Of course its difficult! ... Though, admittedly less difficult for a person that doesn't have a job, other than to be a mom. I, myself, don't work outside the home... I create handmade jewelry... I find my hardest times are when my four year old just doesn't want to give mommy a...
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Yes Very Difficult.

    I strongly believe it is. Being a parent is the most difficult jobs. With all the physical caring and emotional support and practically the obligation to give them the necessary tools to cope up with life when time comes that they need to be alone and by themselves.From the time...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I don't just feel like no one understands me, I know that no one understands me. It's so hard being in this family, in this school, in this world. My family invalidates my feelings...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like no one cares cause it's the truth. Thinking about taking my life
    bradman1390 bradman1390 22-25, M Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes I feel like no one listens to anything I say...surrounded by humans....but I go unnoticed.... Sigh
    Albrma061011 Albrma061011 26-30, F Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No doubt, it probably is. Let us consider why: It requires you to either get pregnant or have to deal with that of a hormonal woman and she may not look as good as she did before...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My 20-year old son hates me. We have been so close his whole life. He really did not seek out the company of others his age. He grew up in the company of adults and with his IQ and...
    zepha123 zepha123 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hope that all parents understand that the criminals on tv use to be a kid at some point In time (crazy right?).. NEVER think "oh my kid wouldn't do that" because I've heard...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Sep 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Its more difficult than handling 25 people. My son is a good kid but can be a brat too. Of course i have to make sure he'll be guided.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Children are the most demanding people ever, and they're amazingly selfish! Without hesitation they'll take the food right out of your mouth, they'll scream when you're sleeping an...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Because I am working in the other country to provide the needs of my son. The hardest part from being far away, you couldn't give the support and guidance emotionally, physically...
    Sanshyn82 Sanshyn82 31-35, F Sep 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Suffering depression but its affecting me great effect, i hate my personality because iam antisocial i don't have social skills i talk less than usual, my parents are the reason of...
    Emmajasonn Emmajasonn 18-21, F Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My sister and I have been contemplating being foster parents together. We are 100% sure we want to work with kids in the system and help them out. We both have been in the foster...
    OfficiallyMe OfficiallyMe 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have two rather close friends and sometimes I feel like when I talk to them about how I feel ..they don't understand or want to for that matter especially my one friend in...
    lostinfire lostinfire 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sometimes I ask people really stupid questions. Questions which I already have the responses for or questions which are unnecessary. I just want to speak with them and don't what...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel the most in depth, meaningful conversations take place after 2 am... People just seem to let their gaurd down, become more comfortable and find it easier to be themselves...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel the most in depth, meaningful conversations take place after 2 am... People just seem to let their gaurd down, become more comfortable and find it easier to be themselves...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    1 year ago i was a size 8/10 i felt happy in a way, but over this year due to stress and over eating i became a size 12/14 i feel constantly horrified when i look at my body. its...
    bushybee1234 bushybee1234 18-21 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In high school I had many "friends", and many people always used to text me/talk to me on social media. I once had a sweet 16, invited many people, but not that many showed up...
    bbyfwn bbyfwn 18-21, F Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ive been thruh a lot of crap in my life. But people online doesnt care about that. Here are only haters who will be happy that u feel bad cos they gain fun out of others misery...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No one wants to talk to me as it is. Everybody around me has a lover and I dont and I feel left out
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F Aug 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've never had a real relationship. I'm 15 going on 16 and all my friends have been in a relationship or at least have "talked" to a guy and no guys ever like me and I fear no one...
    dreaming1942 dreaming1942 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Happy endings don't exist no one cares about others anymore everything we do is for our own selfish need so goodbye to whoever is reading this.....
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why do no one like me it make me sad
    sanjay2849 sanjay2849 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've always been the third wheel. No matter how likeable I try to be all my friends have other people they like more than me. I feel so alone, I've tried venting to a friend and...
    nadaSmiley nadaSmiley 13-15, F Sep 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 26 years old and I still have never had a girlfriend. Everybody I know is seeing someone even my closest of friends. Now I feel all alone hiding the pain with jokes and...
    WeirdJoe WeirdJoe 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I got a call from the mother of my 14yo son" friend today and I am embarrassed and furious. Apparently she caught her son and my son going through her purse and it appears that...
    RoosMom RoosMom 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Currently swallowing my pride. It's a hard thing to chew. We have been blessed so far but could us a tad more help http://www.gofundme.com/dt7it0
    LostinSpace35 LostinSpace35 31-35, F Sep 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How about trying to take over the world? You Guys complain to much..
    LilHitler LilHitler 70+, M 1 Response Sep 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Need to eat less or care less
    subpop subpop 26-30, M Aug 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes, I've experienced some awful ****, but I refuse to be a victim! That mentality is anathema to me! Why should I get hung up over it? Men can be incredibly ugly at times, they're...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If i were to die right now, it wouldn't be a loss.
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 9 Responses Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ever felt you need someone to listen and talk to ! But once someone does , you think why bother having to explain .. They don't know me or won't get/ understand me!! Always pushing...
    Brokenwing88 Brokenwing88 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Friends? None. Family? Bipolar. It just seems as though I'm not wanted in anyone's life.
    DeadDropGoth DeadDropGoth 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Cried again sad again no light in sight !!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Why would they? I'm just bad news A bump in the road.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Heck, I don't even understand me!
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have 2 girls with different fathers, ages 1 and 4. I raise my girls by myself because their dads are incapable of being parents. One became a massive alcoholic when faced with...
    ComplexNotComplicated1 ComplexNotComplicated1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Some-days, I feel that I am the loneliest person in the world. Now, that “in the world” feeling may be a bit of hyper-collegiate over-dramatisme, of latent-teenage psychopathy...
    Newydd Newydd 18-21 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel