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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 312 People

    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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    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 7 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    inez345 inez345 16-17, F Mar 16, 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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M Oct 12, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I do. My friends all left. My family doesn't care and I feel like no one even wants to talk to me. It's an awful feeling
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 6 Responses May 1

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    No matter what subject or what I say, I always feel like no one REALLY listens to me. It could be a topic I'm really passionate about, but as soon as I tell someone else what's on...
    HopeInConstruction HopeInConstruction 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    it hurts me deeply when my mom says "who needs to learn about parenting. the child is the one who had to understand their parents." I'm closing my heart to my parents now, and it...
    whitenut whitenut 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been dealing with this for quite some time now..... No one rarely ever texts/calls/messages first. Usually if I do not do it then I don't talk to anyone that day. When I do...
    FFPower FFPower 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    When it rains it freaking pours here. Up at 630 for track practice. Swimming after wards. "Im tired, im hungry, water is too cold, its hot, no she hit me first,no she started it...
    emtDannny emtDannny 41-45, M 6 Responses May 2

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    parenting qualms #67: when my stepdaughter was 8 she used to throw the biggest fit that we didn't let her go swimming with her legs tied together because she wanted to be a...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response May 13

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    I hate it... Whatever I say or do.. No one accepts me. I just don't understand why.. Is it because of the words I say? Or the way I look? Or maybe because I'm not popular enough. I...
    Destineyy Destineyy 13-15, F 1 Response May 2

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    I’m 25 going on 26. While not the oldest I kind of feel like I’m starting to reach the point where I’m behind socially. I don’t have any friends, pretty much any attempt I...
    Gemcrim Gemcrim 22-25 May 10

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    If you met me initially and hung around me for awhile, you would not know the real me. The true me from the heart and soul. From a distance I come across as happy go lucky. The...
    TxAndrea9324 TxAndrea9324 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I dont understand why no one loves me... My parents are arguing to me for nothing and allways speaking about that how i look... i never had more then 1friend and now he is mad to...
    rassettaja rassettaja 13-15, M 1 Response May 20

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    I feel like I am being left behind. I'm not explaining this feeling very well...I just feel a big emptiness in my heart. It makes me feel lonely when I see old friends on Facebook...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    Texting has ruined dating. I feel like it's so impersonal, there's no way to really see what I person is saying or feeling. You can just ignore a person without ever having to talk...
    11scorpio11 11scorpio11 22-25, F May 11

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    Last night i cried and cried and nobody ever cared to find out where i was. i was hiding under my bed, the lights off and i never wanted to come out . You won't ever know how...
    anupamasatyarthi anupamasatyarthi 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have always had two sides. The side I want people to find and the side that tells me to put on masks so no one can find out who I really am.
    Xxtriciakittyxx Xxtriciakittyxx 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    About me or home I am feeling. No one ever asks me "What's Wrong?" or "Are you Okay?", because no one cares at all.
    CatalinaPetrova CatalinaPetrova 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I was friends with someone for 8 years, it wasn't till about the last 3 years of our friendship that I fell in love with him, we were about to be going into high school and we both...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F May 10

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    Its everywhere I go or anybody I meet noone seems to like me ...no one really liked me in school and I had no friends hardly .... My family seems to not like me neither ...my...
    Christina010692 Christina010692 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I have a lot of feelings and I just care about everything. I always want to talk and be validated. I love to think about things. But for some reason it feels like everyone else has...
    exand exand 22-25, M May 18

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    I have a wonderful family and I have a small group of close friends. I've never been able to get a serious relationship though. All I've ever wanted is to share my life with...
    N1ch N1ch 18-21, M 1 Response May 6

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    No one ever does, but sometimes when I think about how I hate the mess I'm in, I wish someone would.....
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T 2 Responses May 21

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    I wish someone could understand me :( But instead of that they are just angry about my mistakes.. :( No one understands me.. :/
    Dana1212 Dana1212 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    And even if they do, I feel like I annoy them.
    TheDevilInTheMirror TheDevilInTheMirror 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My friend has been talking to me non-stop over her ex not paying his child support, I don't know what else to say...while my situation is not similar. .. I think the only advice I...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response May 11

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    Side #1. Always smiles, swaggy, Confident, Happy, Calm. The other side comes when i'm alone. Happy, sometimes sad, nerdy, crazy.
    rabijlassi rabijlassi 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I have 2 sides when I'm angry. I call them Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I dislike getting mad.
    blkrhino blkrhino 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Ok, i have the nice side that everyone knows, and then i have my dark side. I won't go into details, but you really don't wanna see it
    MayaTheBlue MayaTheBlue 18-21, F 1 day ago

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