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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    How true!! Some parents sit there while there kids rule the home! It grinds my gears to be honest. Spoilt children no need! Give children love and guidance and your time to play...
    lostcase75 lostcase75 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I know a parent that never tells her kids no. I mean just last night she let a 17 year old boy spend the night with her 13 year old daughter. They were in the room together for...
    timberland1972 timberland1972 41-45 1 Response Apr 11

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    I'm sure I'm not the brightest mom in the world, but I can tell you what I know from experience. I still remember what it was like to be your age. Pretty scary for me, too. I've...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 1 hr ago

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    If you are in an unhappy relationship, DONT ever put your kids in the middle! I hated so much when my parents argued and complain about each other and then try to recruit me onto...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Wrapped In Cotton Wool Our kids now adays are far to molliecoddled and have no idea about the big bad world when they leave home.We are not protecting them or doing them any favour...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 15

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    Here's an update on my friend's situation. I have learned that he has moved out and he's now staying with me for the time being. He mentions that his ex broke up with him WHILE...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I grew up with very controlling parents but I'm better off I didn't get in trouble like alot of girls. I had 1 bf since my dad picked him im now married to him. Have been for...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    My parents are extremely ignorant. I have no idea how I am where I am today or how I've gotten this far considering that I was raised by these people. I've been abused my whole...
    indosavior indosavior 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    Laughing my booty off! I love watching daddies with their kids...best laughter ever!  
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't find anything special about kids. I don't HATE them, I just don't know what the fuss about them is. To a parent, their kids are the greatest things ever, which is...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 4

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    It never ceases to amaze me how fame could destroy a person. One minute you're at the height of your popularity and the next thing you know, you're plummeting to heights, the...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F Apr 11

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    I like it when there is some sort of game involved and the loser has to sit in the gunge tank while the winner pulls the chain to release the gunge onto them. It's great to watch...
    DMU6891 DMU6891 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Leaf. And Leaf's brother is named Cow, not Cale like I thought. Leaf and Cow went to my school so I know they are real people with real names like that...just who names their kids...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I like people watching. I don't consider my self a stalker or anything like that. I just enjoy observing people and how they interact with one another. I like trying to make...
    Stella27 Stella27 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 1

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    It's so stupid..I have this feeling...that I'll die alone...and it's all my fault...i feel like I really don't deserve to be loved...it's so hard to explain it ..and I hate when...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    Once a week I volunteer at the local Red Cross office helping kids with family or school problems to help them study or do their homework. What was supposed to be a gratifying...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I love my three kids more than I ever dreamed I was capable of loving anybody. Now that they are starting to "leave the nest" I realize just how much of what I am they are a part...
    imsteve imsteve 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Was watching,The New Looney Tunes show I believe.I liked it found it funny lol.Daffy would make me laugh whenever he was an assh0le lol and I could kinda relate to Lola and Daffy...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I choose to post in this group as it's a group that was started by me. And just to clarify, the days of hate are behind me. Perhaps I will create another group in time when...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I would like to start at the beginning. When i was growing up I must of seen my dad hit my mom at least a dozen times from the ages of 5 to 16. These were never full on beatings...
    heymatt99 heymatt99 26-30, M Apr 15

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    I've been watching a much beloved movie called The Long Shot which takes your typical equestrian sport and gives it a very sensitive twist: The human is able and the horse is blind...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 15

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    OK,confession time. I tottaly dislike my friends kid! He's a mean spirited little brat who has 0 ability/want to listen to adults. He absolutely loves to get other kids in trouble...
    OsageBetty OsageBetty 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I feel like no matter how hard you work some people are just not meant to have a good life while others just are. I have jumped through every fiery hoop thrown my way and I just...
    vixon83 vixon83 31-35 2 hrs ago

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    There will be a monster if you look for a monster. One of the favorite things I have read. Is how it can be a not so good thing when parents check for a monster under a childs bed...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Note: If you are asian then you will most likely be able to relate to this. I lobe my parents, but at the same time I hate them. My parents are very mentally abusive. For as...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Mums, dads, if you have read my "I'm so over my wife" and "I married a Narcissist", please help me shed some light and understanding here. She finally got a job. Not an official...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 10 Responses Apr 8

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    In my country we have had something akin to the term "hater" for many years. Here people kinda think it is something special to our culture, but id say it can be found everywhere...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 53 mins ago

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    Cruel and unfair for nooooooo reason! Ugh! They flaunt there status as a parent and just made ridiculous rules because "they can" seriously?! I also hate seeing kids who are...
    Lexigirl12 Lexigirl12 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I wish people would realize how ignorant they look when they call all kids stupid or retarded. That's like a police officer or soldier calling civilians inferior and weak...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    so sonce I was adopted at the age of 12 so in 6th grade I used to live with 2 parents that would make me laugh and happy. Sadly they were invloved in a drug bust in california and...
    shadow4483 shadow4483 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Jokes Pictures Videos Forwards Aha! Jokes - Marriage Jokes - A kid's view on marriage What Exactly Is Marriage? "Marriage is when you get to keep your girl and don't...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I didn't do well in this test. but they heard about my results. they literally didn't give me a minute of computer time since then. but what can i do? i did the best i can! and...
    player6598 player6598 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    Need a smile? Saw this on the news this morning. Buzz and the Dandelions - YouTube Video for baby laughing at dandelionâ–¶ 2:08 www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU4DgHHwVCc This is the...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I love the movies by Dr. Suess. Although it was intended for kids but the movies have deep meanings and messages. Like The Lorax and Horton Hears A Who?
    bettybloops bettybloops 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago