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I Think Parents Should Watch Their Kids

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 hrs ago

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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 13 hrs 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 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I'm seeing all of these EP users in the middle of divorce or secretly not happy in their marriages. I don't want that to be me one day. Scares me. Not to mention my parents and...
    chasingekjx chasingekjx 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    Who does? Really my parents force their way into my life enough i don't need them knowing all my personal issues and crap because i don't want every Facebook user and all their...
    IMetHimAtTheCandyStore IMetHimAtTheCandyStore 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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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 5 days ago

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    My heart, my soul, my body aches I want to have children so much. It makes my emotions run high when I see people with their kids. I have been raised with the belief that I must be...
    WeepingLeaves WeepingLeaves 31-35, F Jun 26

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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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    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 16 hrs ago

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    I have three children at home, 11, 9 and 6. The youngest is a boy the older ones girls. I was spanked as a child and now I spank my kids. I remember how I used to think about...
    Dancingjade83 Dancingjade83 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have lived with my parents basically since was eight years old. Actually, let me back up. My biological parents have been divorced since I was only three. After that, I lived...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I thought I let my fiancé tell this in a guy's perspective. We had this conversation after witnessing young girls, probably only 16 years old, walking around our neighbourhood...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs 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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    I feel like that's a really bold statement. To outwardly say you hate your parents. I'm sure everyone has thought it, but they really do love their parents. But sometimes it's...
    ElfKelsey ElfKelsey 13-15, F 53 mins ago

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    Think Kids Should Use Life Jackets if needed on boats, in rivers , in lakes I think arm floats or swim vests should be used in pools
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I just hate it when people say “you will change your mind as you get older”! Guess what, I said I didn't want kids when I was 15, now I'm 25 and I still don't want kids! I just...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 22-25, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't want kids because I know I wouldn't be a good mother. I would rather go out and have fun with friends instead of stay at home and change diapers. Does that make me a bad or...
    ashiz ashiz 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Think Kids Need A Booster Seat Or Car Seat
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Think Kids Should Wear Life Jackets When Swimming if they cant swim
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Think Kids Should Use Seatbelts
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 hr 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 a week ago

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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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Kids Need A Booster Seat Or Car Seat
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I want my parents to respect me and treat me like a fourteen-year-old, not a 2-year-old. Backstory: I hit the teen years and my mom and I started colliding. A lot. We would fight...
    SadFacedDork SadFacedDork 16-17, F Jun 25

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    I want my parents to respect me and treat me like a fourteen-year-old, not a 2-year-old. Backstory: I hit the teen years and my mom and I started colliding. A lot. We would fight...
    SadFacedDork SadFacedDork 16-17, F Jun 25

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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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    I have (ever since I was 7 years old) thought about the possible existence of God, even back then I could not make myself believe that God as portrayed in the bible existed. There...
    Oldman61 Oldman61 61-65, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I don't hate kids as much as I hate their wuss parents for not doing anything about them acting up! This weekend I had a hair appointment. When I went into the salon, one woman's...
    binky85 binky85 36-40 Jun 29

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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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    When it gets dark and my world seems to stand still my mind races. I think of all the things I have tried not to think of during the day and there's no more distractions to get rid...
    OverusedSlogan OverusedSlogan 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    I have a very complex relationship with my parents. A long time ago, I stopped sharing anything with them because I feel that they couldn't be trusted. They are very quick to judge...
    beyondctrl beyondctrl 18-21, F Jun 29

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    Update, 5 July: US says little recourseFifteen-year-old Palestinian-American Tariq Abukhdeir, cousin of recent lynching victim Muhammed Abu Khudair, was brutally beaten by masked...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm in my mid-30s. I know that isn't old in the grand scheme of things, but I'm getting somewhat nervous that I haven't had any children yet. I'm not married, but dating. The...
    Sdg9791 Sdg9791 31-35, M 1 Response