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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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    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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    Omg I work in a retail store

    and there are these people that just let their kids go run around the store making messes.. I just want to slap those people.
    missmisti missmisti 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I can't be anything!!! I want to be a artist but my parents want me to be a piano musician though I hate studying piano and I want to draw :(
    Emoheartbroken Emoheartbroken 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 29

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    So, I've told my mother that I am planning on moving out next year and she was upset because she is the religious type of person who believes that the only reason a woman should...
    mayy95 mayy95 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Well my mom lets me pick and look where it got me
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    After asking how the life going, my conversation with a little teen went this way. She: Are there any crows in your place Me: Yes. they are nosy and aggressive too. idiots She...
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    I feel that my father is a coward and an insecure, passive aggressive, manipulative and (can be) violent person. Although he mostly raised me when I was growing up (my mother was...
    Regandlam Regandlam 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I just want to vent something. As, my mind is exploding tonight.... My uncles ruined my childhood as they never liked my mother. I lived in dark room in fear everyday, crying and...
    deathiscold deathiscold 70+, M Oct 7

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    Frankly, That's Just A Bullshit Excuse Most people nowadays come from divorced parents & they turn out just fine. If anything, I think it is more harmful for the children to grow...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I love my kids more than anybody I could ever love!! My sons are 8 and 6 and a daughter on the way in a few weeks, days, minutes, hours who knows lol...I had them when I was 17 and...
    Kayloves060814 Kayloves060814 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    You know, there's been times where I've seen people say that if your parents didn't care about you than you wouldn't still be with them. Well, in my opinion, that's completely...
    MrsDuckx3 MrsDuckx3 16-17 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am so ******* sick of seeing child abuse every time I turn on the news! Who the hell can harm their child, or kill their child. It also sickens me all these poor underage women...
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think it's normal that parents get mad at their kids for some things but my parents get mad sometimes and it makes me wonder if that's true. My mom just suggested that I take...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    My parents are really strict as they want the best for me! And I really appreciate it. I don't know why but they think that if their child fear them, they will then be discipline...
    VannessaWilliam VannessaWilliam 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 17

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    I'm only sixteen and have no plans on getting pregnant until I am old enough and married. I believe the idea of bring a child into this world is beautiful. I love that children are...
    FamilyTraveler FamilyTraveler 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Now that I'm older, I'm always learning about the things they did in the past with their money. They gave out long term interest-free loans to family members, purchased a sizeable...
    postrattling postrattling 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I got my mom and dad to sleep separately. I also got Dad to manage his meals separately rather than forcing my Mom to prepare meals. This gives a lot of relief to Mom. I also got...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Sep 27

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    I really them, they play this stupid argument game which could turn physical everyday and they expect their kids to play along. I want to move out but im afraid that it's an over...
    beayouright beayouright 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love this tv show so much, I watched it like two years ago and I love to go back and watch their episodes, I love some actors that appear there like Colin Morgan (Merlin) Bradley...
    RobbieID RobbieID 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hear everyday from friends co workers that they think it is their weight is the why in no relationship. Let me put that away. I have lost over 30 pounds and still no guy or...
    QueenOrange QueenOrange 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    What girls here think I am their type, and why? Also..if I'm not your type and why?
    likestoshow likestoshow 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    Do you remember when you were 12 years old and your parents thought you were a stupid helpless child in need of their constant help and guidance? Do you remember when you were 16...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    ***RANT***Don't like, to post matters that are so deep and so personal. but I'm a mother of a four year old, and I just want the best for her. the problem I'm having is when I'm...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I was with a class of 10 year olds the other day doing spellings. After they'd done their tests, I asked them to write any words from their new lists on the board if they wanted to...
    Moonpenny Moonpenny 46-50, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I KNOW my (soon to be ex) wife of 10+ years is a "serial cheater" who didn't give a rat's a** about the swaths of devastation she was creating or enabling with her multiple...
    TheExWifeorcist TheExWifeorcist 56-60, M 3 hrs ago

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    Their was a Local Pastor that was busted with a prostitute. That just happened a few days ago, that's really changed his life, lost his job, wife probably? That coulda been me, or...
    TxRocker TxRocker 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    Being my parents are indian they were raised in India and are very religious, the thing I hate about them is their old way of thinking, when ever I talk about my friends they...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    We do spank the kids, but one of the things I don't spank them for is if they tell me they lied about something. Think about it, if a kid wants to tell their parents something they...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    I am very much a people watcher and have been for a multitude of years. I love how they act and react in certain situations. Many times they do not surprise me with their...
    maturewifeandmom maturewifeandmom 36-40, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I went out this evening to a trivia night to raise money for a cure for cancer. What an amazing turn out, an amazing group of 150-200 people all supporting the same cause. All...
    observer72 observer72 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My parents don't understand that we are good kids. My dad has been chaperoning with Morgan's band stuff since she joined, and he gets angry at the way kids act. I don't think he...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    It's difficult because of time. I want more time to give to my kids. I don't have it cause I work a lot. I'm doing better with that by spending time with them on the weekends...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I know many kids have it a lot worse than me, and my parents are otherwise very supportive and awesome, but darn it, sometimes it feels like they forgot I'm older than 10. I'm not...
    WinterSoldierBucky WinterSoldierBucky 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I think it's really annoying when somebody lets you know that they need help by being an a**hole, or doing things that they know will **** you off. I see this so often. Dealing...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I have GOT to get this out... I cant keep it bottled in any longer. I may only be rambling to myself here, but I dont care, at least it will be out of my system. ( I'm going to...
    ashuriiNikooru ashuriiNikooru 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    Yup. I think if you can't support them you shouldn't have kids. And if you do drugs then no you shouldn't have kids. If you can't be a responsible parent then no. I know people who...
    AzureTiger AzureTiger 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I recently started watching Gilmore Girls. I love it now, but it makes me sad to think that this show is long gone. The show itself is really sweet though. It has a caring and warm...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    Some of the people are underaged who have knowingly done so to acces adult chats with people ,,but young kids dont realise it will only harm them and most adults will come to know...
    romell romell 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    I just want to use this platform to vent out my inner thoughts.  I lived an excellent life with my wife and kids.  I was the only person in my family who was well settled...