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I Think Parents Should Watch Their Kids

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    Left In The Car When I Was Young

    My parents thought our family car was a baby sitter . i dont know why they would leave us in the car while they would go to the laudry mat , to wash clothes . my dad would say if we were good he would bring us a pop and crackers . wow . they didnt think about the...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    I posted this as an answer to someone's question

    but think it may be more appropriate here: I don't have kids, but I have mixed feelings on this issue. Growing up my parents were either extremely strict on things or really laid back to the point where it was borderline negligence. I saw my first rated R movie when I was 3, it...
    kingshel kingshel 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    I'm Not Your Personal Babysitter

    I used to work at a fancy-schmancy perfume boutique that was primarily made up of glass tables, glass counters, and glass bottles of very expensive fragrance. It was NOT a place for children to be running around unattended, yet that would happen nearly every day. It would amaze...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    Things Can Get Bad If Not

    so we went to a house before leaving but i stayed in the car. and there were 5 kids i think in the street. no cars there but the  kids were umm running, one was holding a red rope and at first i saw him putting it around him at the neck and then he just put it around one...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 17 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    Earth To Parents.. Small Children Don't Belong Out Playing On The Road

    I live not far from our town's city hall and the road I live on gets its fair share of traffic. It's not a super busy road, but it does get plenty of traffic nonetheless. A couple of blocks down the street lives two families with young children. And sometimes, they'll let their...
    Tsirian527 Tsirian527 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2010

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    Kids Sledding Down The Street At Night.

    A few nights ago I almost ran over a couple of kids who were sledding down a main road in a residential neighborhood. Normally, I look out for this type of thing since I know that kids like to do this after it snows, but it was like 11:00pm and pitch black (no moon or street...
    lmori lmori 36-40 1 Response Mar 25, 2011

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    My Mothers Way Of Watching Us

    we would be made to stay in the car while they shoppedmom when dad was off to work would lock us out side didnt matter if it washot or cold day or night time she just wanted us out of her hairdidnt matter if we was hungery she didnt feed us. she would lock us in our bedroomwe...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2011

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    Seen And Not Heard

    The time's sure have changed and the people with it and I cant say for the better either. When I grew up there was a saying, Children should be seen and not heard. Now that is not meant in a bad way toward's children it's just that we had rule's we knew not to break. We were...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    We have a ten year old daughter and she is hearing no quite often. I think even more important is that kids understand that no means no and there will be no further discussion but...
    lovingrain lovingrain 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    100% I Do ! I understand women may need a career to help support their family or to just feel important in life.A woman that is a stay at home mother is in my eyes the best mother...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    No is a fact of life. They'll hear it as an adult and it'll be less traumatic for them if they know what No means.
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/one-map-sums-damage-caused-anti-vaccination-movement BOOM.
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Well her point of view of white men dating Thai women is very bad. She said and I quote "White men have no class they like to date women whom works at red light districts. Those...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    To make a very long story short.... My parents had 5 kids and they tortured every single one. My parents had my sister and I when they were 40. I'm a twin. My siblings are about 2...
    snooze2014 snooze2014 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    It isn't a movie. I am watching Girl Meets World. It normally makes me laugh big time. I laughed big time this time too. But then it got to be touching. I cried a little bit...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I know that Disney will show these episodes time and again. They're awesome like that. It isn't on now, well, my TV isn't on; but I wanted to tell about my view of the whole Outer...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Jo here! I'm 44 and a single mum of four girls. I spank my girls with a hairbrush in the diaper position when they misbehave . A spanking in our house happens one to two times a...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I truly believe beast feeding is so beautiful. I can hardly wait until my twins are born and let them suck on moms milk. My mom and two sisters just had babies in the past six...
    lovechildreninside lovechildreninside 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Asian parents are always caring about their children. Not just like other parents. They never allow to their children to do bad things although children want to do them. It is only...
    Black00knight Black00knight 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is just too much. Becoming a teen mom on purpose seems to be so selfish and in my opinion, stupid. I think it's great when parents support their children through pregnancies...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 3

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    Yesterday we spent a big part of the day at my aunt and uncle place, they all was shoot off fireworks every year, Samantha went with her dad yesterday, so I just had mindie and...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Since I was a little kid there were some dreams had that I knew couldn't come true. That I couldn't learn how to fly, that no matter how much I learned that I would never be smart...
    NegroLeo NegroLeo 18-21 a week ago

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    When running a business, the small print cannot be unnoted. little mistakes or omissions here and there will considerably impact profits. The method you are doing payroll and...
    rsgpfastgold rsgpfastgold 22-25, M Jul 18

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    Peter was watching TV, but it was time for the Baby Cindy and Baby Bobby to watch their soap operas before nap time, As the Diaper Burns, Days of our Baby Life's, All my Babies...
    Jimmyusesdiapers Jimmyusesdiapers 26-30, M a week ago

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    My personality type: ISFJ (Introversion, Sensing, Feeling, Judging) ISFJ Strengths Very supportive. ISFJs are always willing to help other people, sharing their knowledge and...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Chick that jiggle with every step they take are the hottest and I love to watch their a** cheeks wobble and bounce.
    Idbw Idbw 31-35 1 Response Jul 12

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    Before I enter any kind of food restaurants I attend to wash my hands then eat . I have seen people don't even think of washing their hands it really ****** me off so much that I...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    I was always envious of those kids whose parents could sit down and help them with homework, especially algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and stuff..... oh crikey, how I...
    Moonpenny Moonpenny 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    I want to be taken in front of my parents. They can see how corrupted their perfect little girl is.
    libertinette libertinette 22-25, F 4 Responses 48 mins ago

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    Why are a lot of white gay men so hot?!?! And they seem a lot more affectionate towards each other.Too bad they don't like vagina. But because their still men, I can't help but...
    MysteriousRose MysteriousRose 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have two little boys and am thinking of having a third child. Am I crazy? The 2 kids I have keep me busy and some days make me feel insane!!! But I want a little girl. Does...
    mysterywoman69 mysterywoman69 31-35, F 20 mins ago

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    Let my start off by saying that I'm a Christian and I am gay. I live with both my parents and my younger brother and I have a dog. I've been dating a guy for the past 2 months. We...
    jowaymedina jowaymedina 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    It takes a lot for me to hate someone. So to be specific I don't hate the person I hate the behavior. I deal with kids five days a week all day in the summer. It's a martial arts...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Why is it that Christians always get so affected when an atheist says something against their religion. And yes I know they will say that atheists are the angry ones. Well if...
    skydancer24 skydancer24 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    So, my parents are really overprotective. My father hates social media and thinks I'll get spoiled. I have to block him everywhere. My mom thinks I'm already spoiled and won't let...
    SomeoneHated SomeoneHated 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My kids are probably not going to like me for this, but they will not have their own tv or computer in their room at least until age 16, most likely. Depends on the kid. They won't...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Not for breakfast! "Who wants fried eggs?!? Say your name!" I shouted up the stairs. "Laura! Amia! Jonah! Anton! Tom!" They shouted. "Cereal?" I shouted, "Clare! Ellie!" "Layton...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I left my husband about 2 and 1/2 years ago. We were together for 7 years and we have 3 beautiful children together, but our marriage was toxic. He was extremely emotionally...
    Octoberbreeze Octoberbreeze 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe that a child just as every other human being is entitled to their own opinion that was not set on them by their religious parents or guardians. By telling someone (child...
    trysten778 trysten778 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I realize more and more how depressed I really am, and how much I've put off helping myself. I am susceptible to depression, as I have a sensitive, to often insecure, personality...
    darkarts101 darkarts101 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Here's a little something I found on the huffington post a while ago. It's the top ten most annoying things parents say (and they tell us WE'RE the disrespectful ones). Give...
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I know no one is perfect but not everyone should have kids. Doctors and laws should get into parents' IQ, whether they have common sense or not, habits, and salary. Gosh! If one...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My wife, my two year old son and I visited our friends. They had become parents a little more than three months ago of a sweet little daughter named Michelle. Previously...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Today we went to the park, I was hoping for a carefree day where the kids could have fun and behave properly and we could enjoy some time as a family. It started off that way and...
    may305 may305 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    37. When people just want to save and to save and save and don't want to spend anything. 38. When people don't use any capital letters or full stops or commas in their work. 39...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    But The Adults Were the Worst. When kids bully other kids, although that's bad enough, it's not unusual. Kids could be mean. It is almost expected that most children will...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    They say having strict parents will discipline your kids for the better. But despite what my parents said I still went on with my life doing horrible and regretful things behind...