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I Think Parents Should Watch Their Kids

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response 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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    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 HATE MY PARENTS. IM WRITING THIS IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME. I HATE MY PARENTS BECAUSE THEY THINK IM A DAMN MACHINE THEY THINK I NEED TO WORK HARDER THEY DONT...
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    seriously, sometimes i dont even know why i bother. they dont understant kids my age. they dont understand me.
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    well my parents treat me like bullcrap. seriously. they don't allow me to go out with my friends and doesn't give me a nice phone but instead they give me this ****** nokia phone...
    thisiszayn thisiszayn 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Yeah. Of course this site should be adults only! Screw the kids! Why should we respect them!?!? We have a superiority complex over those stupid inferior kids. Ban them from the...
    Shadowknightt Shadowknightt 13-15, M 15 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    For me spanking is a sign of weakness. Real parents can give their children a fantastic life without spanking or other corporal punishement. My kids have always been the most...
    Luckyguy1970 Luckyguy1970 41-45, M 22 hrs ago

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    The things we "know" are not the clear cut truths we believe them to be. Growing up we're told "Don't believe everything you hear." but that doesn't stop us, we just learn to...
    Taynk Taynk 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm an interracial adoptee from Africa, adopted by a white family. These last few years I've been thinking about the stories my adoptive parents have told me about what happened...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21 1 day ago

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    lucideity lucideity 16-17 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yesterday when passing by a children's playground, I noticed some kids teasing others and do not letting them play. For the way they looked and some words I could hear, they looked...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    Today has been a day from hell. Here is the basic situation. I'm 19 always paid for things that I wanted and rarely asked for my parents help in anything whether it be social...
    BabyKay07 BabyKay07 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    It is a myth that all cultures are the same. I work in a school in a part of Southeast Asia. There are students of different races here. Some time ago this year, I had to...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 25

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    Right now, I am thinking, people shouldnt teach kids about love, kindness. Specially to little girls, never tell them fairytales and about loving unconditionally and all that crap...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 25

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    I think my cousin and my sister hate me...I feel like I'm the cause of their depression... When I was younger, I was so bossy to my little cousin. I bullied her too...the reason...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I raised my two children alone after a seven year marriage ended. I worked a job in retail as a store manager. I had to work 50 hour 6 day work weeks. I had no help raising my two...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    it doesn't set them up good for later life to always say yes, THEN they'll wonder why life doesn't always go their way, "adversity" teaches some things :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 24

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    I have believed in Religions all my life, but what makes me Atheist is the presence of God, and what God has said... never was there any God to help people. It is the people who...
    Voina Voina 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Yesterday I went to the city because the China town has extended with new cool shops. But to my dismay An elder friend had to bring her grandson along because the mother called on...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    Time for more rants about how bad my parents are woohoo. So basically my actions are with the best intentions but more often than not, my parents are able to freaking find a way to...
    Sorren Sorren 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    The parents are why kids are like this...everyone uses the same emotional discipline thing yet it almost never works...All the kids in this world are clowns who do not care about...
    Ledgermayne Ledgermayne 22-25, M Aug 20

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    Too many parents don't even know HOW TO parent -.-
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    my mom is a strict parent. i know that if i had made friends then we would never really get to hang out with each other. which is the main reason why i never really made any...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I think some people shouldn't have kids. I'm not trying to be mean or rude, but I think in many casses, it's simply irresponsible. It's irresponsible as a inhabitor or this planet...
    FallenButterflies FallenButterflies 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    There is a lot more to disciplining kids than just spanking them when they screw up, although that is a very necessary part. Another is not spoiling them. When I was little, I knew...
    pagandad pagandad 66-70, M Aug 19

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    I don't HATE them but how they expect me to do everything for them. Ever since I was young, they always made me translate calls on appointments, questions, services, bills and...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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