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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lyllou30 lyllou30 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    Starting with my parents! It isn't that I'm not happy to have life, just that I'm pissed about being so jacked up in my head from having toxic parents, brothers, and sister.
    DanielleRene DanielleRene 18-21, T 3 hrs ago

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    My life consist of me going to church every Thursday and Sunday and be nice to everyone in the congregation and be fake and phony to everyone there to keep the peace. The most...
    jadagee jadagee 18-21, F 12 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Im not popular.Which is ok i have a few friends but if feel as if they don't get me. Im very different i know alot of things about the outside world that alot of my friends don't...
    ec32082 ec32082 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I try to instill a good habit of keeping their teeth clean with my kids. At night, I tell them they're not allowed to go to their room unless they brush their teeth. My 8-year old...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've seen people on TV who had a genetic condition and If he has a girl it won't be having the same condition but If he has a boy then he'll end up like him and he said I won't...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    don't get me wrong I love children because I work with them bit its this new generation of them. what ever happened to the children who watched Saturday morning cartoons and having...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How 10th graders are asked what they want to do and forced to plan out the rest of their life and how they are going to be"happy". Some kids yes kids are forced to just pick...
    bubbleducker47 bubbleducker47 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I agree so much with this, but parents need to lead the way and protect kids.... a simple example, I still have parental control software on my laptop and phone to protect me from...
    AGirlNamedKim AGirlNamedKim 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Wake up! Or you will miss out ... In November 2015, a young mom from Lakeside, California did something incredible. Brandie, a mother of twin year old boys, Blaine and Rylie...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Over protective people will make their kids fail in life for sure.Many of them might think that the world is so harsh ect. But If you really want to protect your kids then protect...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I kinda hate admitting this? idk why. I've always said my parents divorce never affected me..well cause it didn't ? at the time. i mean when they separated of course i cried before...
    SailorMarz SailorMarz 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I never claimed to be the perfect parent. I have made my share of mistakes. My oldest daughter was born when I was a teenager. My husband's family insisted we get married...
    SSBroken SSBroken 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    It's funny how my friends all think I'm this shy innocent virgin... Laughable really considering I lost it when I was 13... The things I've done with more than one partner at a...
    LilyAntoinette LilyAntoinette 18-21, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    Date Night is one of my favorite movies. I can see how the title might be misleading and have judgmental others think it is a mega-romantic movie when it isn't that at all. The...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It was a Saturday, around nine o'clock. I remember I had been feeling particularly apathetic that day, since a second, strong bout of depression had hit me the beginning of that...
    Kaoruk100 Kaoruk100 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I never thought that it would happen. Especially not like this. I never thought of my family to become a divorced family. It was during my senior year of high school. Just last...
    YoSavvyGirl YoSavvyGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    More Grandmother's Childhood This is a sequel to the first story I told about my grandmother's childhood. Here, I thought I would tell some stories about specific incidents where...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    January 22, 2009 was one of the worst days of my life. I was 16 years old and my mother was in the hospital. me and my sisters were sitting around talking and watching tv. One of...
    loco8912 loco8912 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    No, you are not getting another cuddly toy ( to add to the thousand you already have!)
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I believe that parents shouldn't speak ill of their children's other parent especially in front of them or to them. They can think whatever they'd like about their child's mother...
    lexxrodriguezz lexxrodriguezz 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm not yet a parent, but I think a good spanking now and then has its place. I don't dismiss out of hand the studies that discourage spanking, though, nor do I assume that these...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 3

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    My Grandmother's Childhood. Corporal punishment has become so controversial. In fact, it is almost to the point of being taboo. I am always hearing about studies that show that...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 3

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    I don't think we are nudists but we aren't full dressed all the time and it's never ever been a hassle. Like my brother is 16 and I'm 18 and it's never caused problems. Usually we...
    BishDontKillMyVibe BishDontKillMyVibe 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm ready to spit fire right now! So dear husband dropped off one of the girls I usually nanny for at preschool since I'm still confined to bed. Not ten minutes after dropping her...
    CherrybombBetty CherrybombBetty 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I was never all that interested in having kids. I liked them just fine, I just never really saw myself as a Dad and couldn't imagine taking on that responsibility. I met my...
    Fedup2016 Fedup2016 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I never want to have children. For some people it seems like an impossible concept that a female does not to mother children. It is an individual choice, some women want to have...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F Feb 1

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    If God had not intended for women to breast feed their babies then please explain to me why we get milk in our breasts while pregnant! How do you think women fed their babies in...
    Tc1995 Tc1995 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    UNCONDITIONAL LOVE... I have been listening to the song "Windmills of your mind" for about 10 times over and the haunting almost fatalistic words and music have unleashed...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    When I put myself into my dad's shoes, I cry. 51, divorced, broke, depressed, living in his parent's basement, bad relationships with his two kids but wanting better ones. When I...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    i am very good with kids i have lots of Little cousins they are good kids they always want too wacth cartoons with me pr play legos or play video games i also babysit before i use...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    do you agree on this some kids and young teens are not tall enough so a booster seat or car seat can help them its up too the parents
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    I don't know why many Indians from India call Guyanese Indians whom originate from India "Untouchables". There was one Indian family who stole my parents keys and drugged my family...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 26