I Think Parents Should Watch Their Kids

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    16 Responses Mar 14, 2010

    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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    MysteriousLion MysteriousLion
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
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    moondiva moondiva
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    When I was about...10 1/2 and down, I had a good family. I believed we all loved each other. Well. At 10 1/2 my dad got a night job. He always slept in the day. So he didn't spend...
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    elenastruggling elenastruggling
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    mljenkins mljenkins
    41-45, F
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    What kind of sick person wants this for their children? First of all, it's unhealthy. It's bad for your body, like your joints, organs etc. Also, children are mean. If you let your...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
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    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
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    deleted deleted
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