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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Dec 10, 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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    Related Experiences

    I remember when I was working in Hong Kong in a family! This couple has 2 kids, the mother help the son to do the homework, and if he could not get it right she try to tell the...
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Maybe I m too old school but I m still amazed by these kids talking about relationship. I mean really ??😧😧😧😧😧😩😩😩😳😳😳😫😫😫😫 Focus on...
    Toohottohandle1 Toohottohandle1 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I mean cons are: The boss will call you be and will never call back to get hired cause he or she is a a hole trying to act high and mighty. Also the Gov wants to put their low...
    napninjanx napninjanx 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    It was the 25th of August, the night of my sisters birthday, when we got the call that my little cousin Jr. (2 yrs old) was rushed to the hospital and was probably not going to...
    Maiden95 Maiden95 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I recently came back from Cameroon (5 months ago) and had to flee back to the UK due to domestic violence. While out there, my fiancé was verbally and physically violent towards...
    GodsPrincesseOrchidee GodsPrincesseOrchidee 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I was in a plane from Frankfurt (I am German) to Shenzhen in China 2 weeks ago for meeting some of our suppliers and there was this fat spoiled Chinese brat sitting behind me...
    Eorthisio Eorthisio 22-25, M Apr 10

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    My son is 28. I raised him on my own as a single mom, I always worked very hard to give him a good life, we had a house, he had a good education, food, clothes and we even had...
    Katrinalccy Katrinalccy 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate my parents. I feel like part of it is kind of a passive-aggressive anger because they were never there for me when I was younger. I was bullied, and beaten, and molested. I...
    katie0123 katie0123 13-15, F Mar 20

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    My parents were a bad couple. They didn't give us stability. We don't really speak. It hurts to see others' parents do caring things with and for their kids but it also makes me...
    needlessthings needlessthings 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Since my start of high school which is coming to a end my mother especially has been treating me like crap. I am good in school, i go everyday and i do my work and never skip. I...
    fartapoop fartapoop 22-25, M Apr 10

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    Or like when they say they are going to do something and don't do it, or vice versa. My mother in law has this problem and it annoys the crap out of me. She's always complaining to...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I think all to often men feel it's hard to be involved with their kids after the family falls apart. I just put my three to bed and my baby is sleeping next to me now as I type...
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I hate my parents they don't have time for me or they don't care Well I don't hate them but I just don't like how they act I love them but they don't understand I ask them to go...
    Weirdgirl218 Weirdgirl218 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I think it's disgusting how the role of the father seems insignificant to many people. Scorned women often bring their kids up to resent their fathers which is wrong. Not all...
    thisisanick thisisanick 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    So there are these two kids, siblings, named Lemonjello and Orangejello... They aren't pronounced lemon and orange jello, they have exotic sounding accents to make them seem like...
    catchphrasejones catchphrasejones 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Think of it; you can go anywhere (within your city) without needing a vehicle. Heck, you can get there FASTER than any vehicle. And if you have heavy stuff to carry, like a huge...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M Mar 28

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    My parents combined their names on marriage, but the catch was they both had double barrelled surnames, now I am Eastwick-Field-Prior-Willeard.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Apr 9

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    I love my kids and I think we make great kids and should have more! My wife is diabetic though and she can't have another one without putting herself and the baby at great risk.
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Great movie. Disney is really classical no matter what your age is, you'll always feel like a child when you watch their movies. Once in a bio class in school, a friend just...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M Mar 30

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    Visit our newest site for kids - Easy Science for Kids. Our site gives educators and parents free worksheets for kids, to help children with listening comprehension, reading...
    easyscienceforkids easyscienceforkids 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    As a child, I remember witnessing the separation of my parents, not sure how old I was, too small to have seen that. There was a big fight, brutal, stabbing and yelling going and I...
    MarioPm MarioPm 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I come from a well-off Indian family. In our culture, we have large families and we are supposed to value the opinion of even extended family members when making personal decisions...
    IndianViolet IndianViolet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    We live in a world where others don't want another to succeed where jealousy hatred and envy is everyone's best friend where being unemployed is the "NEXT BIG THING" where even the...
    Lovethewalkingdead Lovethewalkingdead 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I hav a daughter who is 18. She has not hugged me since she was bout 12. I know I'm a great mom and I love her to death but she treats me like crap. Very cold and acts as if I'm...
    jillharris jillharris 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My dad had an affair. In my younger years, I always thought my parents were cruel. When you grow up in a violent home, you think it’s normal. When I went to my friend’s homes...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Apr 7

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    Children are the most precious things to me. I probably like them more than your average person.. I'm overly motherly. I have often sat and thought that to myself.. I try to...
    majesticmaddy majesticmaddy 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Okay, the bullying has continued. One day in math class, I was getting out my homework. Then, my teacher was on the phone and went outside. I didn't think much of it. Then, she...
    BADLIFEFORME BADLIFEFORME 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I want to create a new religion. It will not be a religion in the classic way, rather it will not claim an existence of an omnipotent super-natural being. It will teach it's...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Kids seem to like me. I'm awkward, strange, grouchy on occasion, highly sarcastic and older than them. Heck people my age tend to ignore me. But not kids. I don't know if it's...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Lately I haven't been on the best terms with my parents. I've been slipping in school work, sleeping in, and I'll admit I've been a little crude towards my mother and farther. They...
    Lieliarlie Lieliarlie 16-17 2 Responses Apr 9

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    After living with both parents, due to them being divorced, I can finally tell you that the grass is never greener on the other side! I would attempt to fill you in on what us...
    SilverQuaid SilverQuaid 16-17 Apr 7

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    Just finished watching Aladdin and have been thinking about what I would wish for if I had my own genie. Upon some thought I decided on infinite money (that would never be...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It takes two to tango and make a baby. It is also important for the mother and father to raise that baby too. Women can not play the man's role effectively. Also, men can not...
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    18 Stats That Prove That Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels The American Dream April 18, 2014 Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits...
    Brooke01 Brooke01 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Last time, I did not exactly say why I hate my parents, so I will proceed to clarify that now. I had a stroke when I was eleven years old. After a stroke, people usually need to...
    ValeServigna ValeServigna 18-21, F Mar 23

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    There is one which I won't name because of the controversies that are packed in it and the ugly discussions that can ensue maybe on forums for this movie because of it. A mother...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    i just love watching movies and i watch one edveryday. this is kind of a problem but i really love watching movies its just a escape for me from the real world .
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    Don't Mess with the Zohan was such a funny/awkward experience. It's funny NOW. But not only were my parents there, but so was my little cousin. We all assumed from the commercials...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I feel like puppet. Sure they care for me but every time I fail, they always dig my hole deeper. They don't lift me up when I fail, instead they yell and make me feel more worse...
    yanga20 yanga20 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    My parents got divorced a few years ago and I want them to be happy, but it's not easy to watch my parents date other people. Recently my mom started seeing a man who had a 19 year...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    1. I’m kind of shy. 2. I do things on my own. 3. I don’t like it when people stare at me. 4. I play guitar. 5. I don’t know why but I’m attracted to girls. 6. Don’t say...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 6

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    Haven't spoken with my parents in 6 years. I have three other siblings and they only speak to my one sister. They have three children and 6 grandchildren, 4 whom they haven't met...
    Bullbuddy Bullbuddy 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago