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

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    inez345 inez345 16-17, F Mar 16

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    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

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    ...and that is one job I never want!

    Props to the parents out there <3
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Idk... A nuclear fire fighter seems to be

    pretty harsh . Because when you are called to an emergency at the plant you pretty much die...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 12

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    I never really had parents,

    my father was abusive and my mother was neglectful so I did my best to survive until 13 when I was place under the mental health team. So I can see the joys of a good childhood stems from being a good parent. Its one of the hardest jobs in the world. My partner is a retired...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    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

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    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

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    Was waiting in line for the mini train at the

    local zoo, and there was this...child red-faced , tears pouring down and he was running and screaming and squealing and eating my ear drums. Parents oblivious. All I wanted to do in that moment was lay down on the train tracks and end all this misery. Kudos to you parents. I...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Oct 12

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    Tell me about it! You care

    for their every need until they learn to tell you what they need. You'll spend many a sleepless night worrying where this high temperature came from. And what it means. Why don't they eat as much as you think they should? No no! Don't go to sleep now at 4:30 in the afternoon...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    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

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    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...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    Lately I have had a couple people telling me everything that is wrong with me. It makes me feel worthless. They tell me I am too pretentious, too bitchy, over materialistic, tell...
    nnggww nnggww 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I feel like no one cares nowadays... No one. Everyone's a ******* psychopath. And don't give me that 'you are what you see in others' cos no. I ******* care. I ******* think about...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    At the moment I feel like no one does. Just felt like yesterday when my mum was in hospital. My so called bf didn't care. I just want someone to be there for me. I am always...
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Not tickled to be deprived. But after several dogs am glad i was. Being a parent is way rough. Anger transferrence is too common. And can wreck needed bonding. My da...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 19

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    lucky me!! woke up with the sniffles from my girls. one staying home from school again. I feel like crap. <3 mommy love <3
    FinnAhGinn FinnAhGinn 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    but it is also the most rewarding. I love being mom and grandma
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    People say that I'm either nice, a friendly person, or someone that's great with giving advice towards others. I guess you can say that's true, but behind plastering on a smile, I...
    musicalphantom204 musicalphantom204 18-21, F Nov 29

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    I am slowly slipping back into old habits and my stress & anxiety levels are at an all time high. I've cried every night for the past week. my dad is a lying cheater and I can't...
    roryrawry roryrawry 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I feel so alone in this world. Go to school all your life for what? Get a job.. Marry? I don't even get good grades. I'm sick of being the stupid, ugly loner nobody likes. My...
    Holeale Holeale 22-25, T 1 Response Nov 21

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    I had really bad broke up with my ex.I still remember the words he said over the Skype screen '' This LDR is sucks, I don't love you anymore''.I locked myself at the room and feel...
    AnnePQ AnnePQ 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Each time I get hurt it's like I lose a piece of my soul..my dignity...my piece of mind...and my heart gets ripped apart .When that hurt became constant, I got used to it.Got used...
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    i started taking diet pills. because i just feel so fat. and i need to lose weight.
    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F Nov 23

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    Well, I know that my mother and my dog care about me, but other than them? There's not really anybody. I've had a lot if friends during my life but we've pretty much grown apart...
    nck12278 nck12278 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    So I feel Ugly,worthless,fat,not worth it, a mistake, waste of space, and a lot more bad stuff I just feel so bad about myself :( All the time I hate the mirror I hate what I...
    Alli13146 Alli13146 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I feel the same way as all of you, that no one listens or takes me seriously or even if they do they're pretending and full o crap, even my supposed good friends and family...
    Aybawt Aybawt 31-35 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I feel like all I do is help other people with their issues and work through their problems, but when I come to them for help, they barely even try. They either give me one word...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Nov 23

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    I am seventeen and at this point in my life I feel so alone. Everyone in my life that is supposed to be my support system has kind of backed off. I try to talk to people but I...
    Tryingtosee17 Tryingtosee17 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I always feel as though no one cares to listen to me and help me. I'm always helping and listening to others though.
    alric alric 16-17, F Dec 5

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    I have so ******* done right now. You give life a second chance, have a positive outlook, and feel like trying. You actually try your hardest to do something and actually feel hope...
    Valencia12 Valencia12 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    When I'm thinking with my head, I know they do, but when I'm thinking emotionally it feels like they don't. I can convince myself of absolutely anything and I do that a lot, which...
    xPrincessMia xPrincessMia 16-17, F Nov 18

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    No one will ever love me no one I like that is and it's not that I'm picky I just want someone attractive,smart,nice,loyal,around my age things like that.Too bad I'm ugly,dumb...
    wassup305 wassup305 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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    People tend to judge a book by it's cover. They assume that I'm a *****, or stuck up because of how I look. No one actually takes the time to get to know how I really am, beneath...
    uribegre uribegre 18-21, F Nov 22

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    I fell in love over and over again, every time my heart is broken, my support or so they said, always blames me, it back fires at me, am hurt, and I don't know who to talk to...
    ReinaBeaulaveira ReinaBeaulaveira 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I think if i would speak loudly about myself ...still no one will listen to me or truly understands me n my motives...this thought just killing me inside...why oh God why...?why...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    My eyes burn from baring my soul. Exposing my soul to no one but myself is something I have to get used to. Been hiding under illusions. Cowering in fear. The phase is over. But my...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I have friends but none of them truly know the real me. They know things that I have gone through but I feel they don't know who I am. No matter what i say I am told I'm wrong or...
    kayleej53 kayleej53 13-15, F Nov 25

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    Ok to get one thing straight. I'm not trying to bait anyone. I simply want to talk to new people and get to know them
    Alexa16141 Alexa16141 13-15, F 10 Responses Dec 9

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    Whenever I vent. especially about my dad it seems like my words people see but don't read and jump to conclusions sometimes and It ****** me off so much and I may start acting cold...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    What is it? Am I mean? Weird? Ugly? Crazy? What is it? Why does no one like me?
    EmoAngelOfLight EmoAngelOfLight 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    some times we are rewarded with gems like these my sons friend says to me-can I call you Sue? me- you can call me whatever you want. it's up to me if I respond. friend- I'm...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F Nov 27

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