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

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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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    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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    inez345 inez345 16-17, F Mar 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have always come second best to my little sister and expected that but recently theres been a family break down and everyone is taking it out on me! No one in my family has ever...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago

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    Deep down I feel sad no one knows because I hide it. Sometimes my sadness accidentally comes out and I have to hurry up and hide it away again. It feels like there is a hole deep...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    if i will feel that i m most important thing in his/her world... i will be theirs
    Dreck007 Dreck007 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I wrote this one a long time ago, I'd like to think my poetry has matured since. How do you feel about this one? Heartless He only listens to death metal He's sick of your...
    honeybunnyreader honeybunnyreader 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    There are certain sacrifices we give in order to be an effective parent, this includes sanity, time and intimacy
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    A friend in university once said to me, "you know what everyone wants to do when they are done school? Make a difference." I brushed off his status quo comment and soon realized...
    TheNewOldMe TheNewOldMe 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    parenting realization #679: the older your kids get, the harder and more expensive their birthdays become
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am tired of being alone. Yes, I miss my wife, but she passed away shortly after we were married, and I feel alone. I also feel that no one understands me. It makes me feel all...
    tfrg150 tfrg150 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a little bit about a few things.I cant always express things on my mind.I try to explain a lot of to my spouse and few friends.But there is certain things...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 6 days ago

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    Social media makes parenting so much harder in today's society. My parents didn't have to worry about online bullying, predators, inappropriate messages and pics. All the fancy...
    Macy21 Macy21 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It feels like no one cares until something bad happens. For example, at school. It didn't matter if I cut myself at home; it only mattered whether or not I did it at school. It...
    GirlforGod2 GirlforGod2 13-15 6 days ago

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    why are people so mean especially the horny ones
    jadasmith24 jadasmith24 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i have been feeling like this for a long time recently..but i found no one that i can really talk to and be friends, so please message me and lets talk...i will answer your...
    EliasMOP EliasMOP 18-21, M Jun 26

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    It all started last year as we did beach vacation. My daughter found out that her bikini was too small -she grew over the winter time and nothing was really fitting into the old...
    Lilli100 Lilli100 36-40, F 43 Responses Jun 26

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    I feel kind of annoying for being so blunt and in-your-face with a lot of what I say on here, but it's only because these things are really important to me. It's actually a good...
    justcallmesonic justcallmesonic 16-17, M Jun 26

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    A lot of the time I feel like no one understands me. My parents don't understand me. My friends don't understand me. I do have one good friend who is my best friend and I feel like...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F Jun 25

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    Seriously **** my life everything i do is wrong and i can't seem to make anyone ******* happy so **** this im out 😡😡😡😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤
    Thelandiswhereimfrom Thelandiswhereimfrom 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I I feel like an outcast most time people don't or don't want to understand me they don't give me a chance to show how wonderful I am created to be or can be do anyone know where I...
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Myself and my daughter used to be close but since she turned 18 she moved in with her boyfriend, changed her phone number and deleted all her social network sites. she has turned...
    Primrose49 Primrose49 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I feel as if i am choking and my voice refuses to come out... Feels as if the whole world has turned upside down once i see my mom going around with some other guy and she lies to...
    Aliah1998 Aliah1998 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I have my normal side that everyone sees but there is a side that I noticed has gotten stronger and much darker ever since I was abused. it comes out with certain songs and when...
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    This would be nice to know this feeling again. Maybe one day dreams will come true
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I have a daughter that seems to thrive on being the person who likes to try and ruin things if they are not about her or her friends or bf. We have my other daughters wedding this...
    granny1969 granny1969 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I've never been loved by anyone nor I'll be...lol but still waiting for that day.
    IamSid07 IamSid07 16-17, M Jun 22

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    I feel like hes lying to me. And that hes talking to other women. I gave up men for him and here I feel hurt when I created a throw away account only to find hes lying to me.
    angelsrsweet angelsrsweet 13-15, F Jun 21

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    I feel so left behind. Most everyone I know are getting married and having kids and I just feel like I'm stuck. I don't know.. . stuck in the past, stuck in present... just stuck...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F Jun 21

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