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I Think Parents Should Watch Their Kids

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I know this girl (7 years old) who physically cuts the Inside of her throat somehow (I don't know how but she does) and coughed up blood when her parents say no for any reason...
    Beatenrodent Beatenrodent 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 Jul 29

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    (WRONG TITLE) TITLE INTENDED: I THINK PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THAT !!!! That "force begets more force." This is danger on a new suburban level in Ferguson, MS. Calling out the...
    Moca2014 Moca2014 26-30 Aug 18

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    Ew!! Ouch! Ugh! Those poor little squeakers.
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 Aug 14

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    12 Mile Road is one of my favorite Hallmark movies. It has it all, all in taste - family togetherness, family brokenness, marriage, divorce, babies, kids, teens, adults, animal...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Aug 15

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    I just think it's ridiculous how some horrible people are blessed enough to have kids but mistreat them when there are amazing people who would make amazing parents but can't have...
    littlefighter littlefighter 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 9

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    Religious crap gets rammed down the throats of millions of innocent kids the world over, from all religions. It is the worst kind of mental child abuse and many of them turn into...
    uknudy uknudy 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    My family is small.Its just my bro mom dad and me.I have no relatives except my grandmother as both parents are only kids.It is clear that my family hates me.I know they have their...
    dykie0810 dykie0810 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I am a mother at heart... I have cared for children since I, myself, was a child. At 7 years old, I taught myself how to make macaroni and cheese for me and my younger brothers...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Okay, so I've noticed this within the past year or so. My mom is always going around treating my brother (middle child) better, and she acts like she likes him more, even though...
    whyphy whyphy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Some people shouldn't have kids. I see a lot of adults Letting their kids walk behind them. The kids look about 1-3 years old. What I feel like doing taking their kid and see what...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    My mother is in fact worse than any mother! She has 8 children in total with 5 men and my father was the 5th and last. We were 2 sisters & 2 brother in the same father...
    MysticaUK2009 MysticaUK2009 46-50, F Aug 11

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    Like Ever. I don't want my kid having my issues. I hope I never get pregnant. If so I would turn to abortion,adoption. Check out Safe Haven Laws in your state for parents who want...
    Hannarose Hannarose 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I believe it's just a number in two aspects. First off, in relationships. In a sense, I believe there is a boundary for me. But that could be because no one has really changed my...
    EmmieBear EmmieBear 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Good morning lovers! My kids woke me up super early! Love my babies. Cuddling in bed with them while they watch their morning cartoons. Lol what the hell is Alec Baldwin doing in...
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I have no respect for women who put their selfish needs before their kids. It's even worse when they put their "man" first...
    kmm95 kmm95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I honestly don't know what is so funny about disabled kids+adults. Some people are just so rude and don't think about how their actions can affect that person. It's not something...
    Seaaaturtle Seaaaturtle 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Some people actually calls their kids either "Fanny" or "****" I know Richard is short for "****". Why name a child after your body parts?
    SarahTheHunter SarahTheHunter 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    When u look at u, u think about u U think about the way u feel U think about the way u live U think about how u hurt U think about what u want There's nothing wrong in that But...
    Wonderstruck28 Wonderstruck28 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think that watching sunrise when be at the beach, was and still the most beautiful moment one can see.
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 1 Response Jul 30

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    1997........when I was 19 I lost my Mum to cancer, I was just about to start my A Level finals and head off to Uni when she was diagnosed with lung cancer but then died 3 days...
    aronpaul8778 aronpaul8778 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    They have their flaws, but man do they love us.
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth 16-17 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    - family of seven - mom, stepdad, me 15, sister 13, step sister 15, step brother 17, half brother 6 - chores done everyday by 6 even on school days when we get home at 5 - we walk...
    ItsAllASecret ItsAllASecret 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    I can name quite a few people in my area who should be made sterile! I think there should be a law that requires want-to-be parents to have some sort of test to make sure they...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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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 Jul 29

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    I would like to explain my situation but it would be even more helpful if children of divorced parents can give their input. I will give the facts as the children know and be...
    bobbyzp1 bobbyzp1 31-35, M Aug 14

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    Parents?What Parents? They Were NEVER There For Me!-My parents have raised 3 kids ages:almost 22,20,and going on 17(me). I swear they have spent at least 12 of those years away on...
    SolomonSaul SolomonSaul 16-17, M 1 Response 4 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 6 Responses Jul 29

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    "MUUUUM! They're all in my room again!" Liz (15) shouted. "For goodness sake Liz! It's ten o'clock at night, stop shouting." I said, standing at the bottom of the stairs. She came...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 29

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    Firstly, I am not writing this to look for sympathy or pity from others, I am just at a point where I can not stand either of my parents anymore and I'm am not comfortable enough...
    CKINKAID CKINKAID 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Whiney Doesn't Equal Stupid-With my parents I tend to play the whiney self centered spoiled brat BUT I know more about their personal business than they realize, Like that they...
    SolomonSaul SolomonSaul 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Paul18nj Paul18nj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    My biological parents had me when they were 16. I think they both had pretty similar experiences growing up and maybe is what brought them together at that age. My grandmother...
    M00nkitty M00nkitty 26-30, F Aug 20

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    Im 20, im old enough to have a child. Ive been around so many kids throughout my life, stayed with them since they were juat born. Theres this one lady shes my mum's friend, she...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    o have very strict parents. I am Taylor and I am 15 years old. My parent believe in strict discipline, and clear authority and obedience.My parents say they are the adults and I...
    taylorcollison taylorcollison 18-21, F 17 Responses a week ago

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    I think saying I hate my parents is a bit over exaggerated. I feel like my parents are strangers is a more accurate statement. While I have never been in the horrible situation of...
    SoYeah123 SoYeah123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    It was the 60th birthday of my mother in law Maria. On this occasion, we celebrated with her ​​and her husband in their home. Maria had made much trouble with lunch for her...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 3 Responses Aug 12