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

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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

    Props to the parents out there <3
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    inez345 inez345 16-17, F Mar 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes it feels like no one cares, my friends don't and whenever they ask I can't tell them because I don't feel comfortable talking to them so that's GREAT.
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa 16-17, F Feb 18

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    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    so my niece has a friend who has an extremely weird mom, we always have a rule where we have to meet the parents prior to "hanging out"...we met her mom and thought it was "ok" and...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Feb 16

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    It's probably one of the main reasons why I don't want children.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    no one loves me. my family would leave me to fend for myself if I didn't remind them I was with them. I feel alone. my friends talk behind my back and don't care for me anymore. I...
    unfairlives unfairlives 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    This is one of the main reasons I talk to myself and enjoy my solitude. My parents, siblings, "friends," coworkers etc never listen to what I have to say. I sometimes have to...
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I felt really bad about NOT helping someone. I try to not be that kind of person, so I really chastised myself over this... Yesterday I was driving to the clinic. I have to stop...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M a week ago

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    I feel this allot, not only in school but at home as well. I've moved so many times, and at every new school I'll be the quiet person in the back. I'll make a small group of...
    quietgirl117 quietgirl117 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Just once could I be happy? Not beat down and told everything that he doesn't feel is right. I'm here at his mercy. I do all he needs at the house, if he asks for something I make...
    Txwoman123 Txwoman123 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Well it's because no one does I'm at school here alone with my head down I feel like crying I haven't talked that much today... And I'm always talking and laughing and have a smile...
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    So im a girl, and i ended up liking a girl. i dont like just anyone the people i like I realllly care about. Because of that i fell in love with her. 2 years later (today) I...
    theysayitsjustme theysayitsjustme 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I have friends and people say I'm cute but at the end of the day no guy has ever made a move to try and date me I just don't know what to do about that it's starting to make me...
    bemmie bemmie 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    All of my life, I have always known there would be someone to understand me, now I get judgement for my past choices, out of all my sister's it's me, that gets judged on. I have...
    miracle3054 miracle3054 31-35, F Feb 8

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    Like seriously I can't find a boyfriend either who loves me I feel like ill end up alone
    jrej16 jrej16 16-17, M Feb 13

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    Sometimes I feel like I don't even know myself!
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    Oh how I love my baby boy!!! I also love it when he goes to visit family for a few days when Mommy needs a break. Stay strong Mommies and Daddies !
    girlznglitter girlznglitter 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    so the other day I asked the 15 year old to boil a pot of water (simple task right?) while I get changed out of my work clothes..she puts a pot of water on the stove and turns on...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Two teenagers and a nine year old. Who knew teens could be so hard????!!!!
    tnjjj tnjjj 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Laughing- in hysterics -because for like three consecutive days I thought I was attractive 😂😂😂😂😂😂 I'm in tears laughing
    rosesandcharlie rosesandcharlie 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    This is something, I don't expect from others for me, but I myself do to others. There are a few things, which when happens, I just cut off ! Cut them off!!! from my life. from my...
    vin123123 vin123123 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    "Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are" -Grimm Originally from: Niccolò Machiavelli
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    If I were the last girl on earth guys would go homosexual before they even think of considering me.
    reesespeices reesespeices 18-21, F Feb 7

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    Even after all the pain, the doom The hardships you've been through The trials you always lost A light shone somewhere without a cost. Maybe I'm blind I don't see mine The way...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Hallo, anyone...This is my first post and i do really need your help... I have too much to say but i don't know how to say.There is a nice couple that i know one of them is my...
    mariavita mariavita 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Hi, everyone... I need your help, please... I have a good friend and he find the girl he loves. And im very happy. To express my feeling, cause im living in different country and...
    mariavita mariavita 36-40, F 2 days ago

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