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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    Especially in public. But not only tell them no. More important do not ever repeat yourself on that. If you are in a store and your child wants something say no we won't buy it one...
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    I'm 24 and I don't feel love from my parents. when I was in senior high school, I was top student in school, my scores were always number two. I was stressed because I wanted to...
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    Hmmm, my brothers have always treated me this way, especially when we were kids. Boys from my school have treated me this way too. Bullied me, even. Fast forward to now, Men don't...
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    I love my kids so much. I can't imagine not being a part of their lives. I know guys who choose to never see or have anything to do with their kids and I can't believe how selfish...
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    I want to have at least one kid before I have a sex change. I want to give that kid the best life possible, and I want to teach them to do the same for their kids.
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    I don't like little kids . I don't really think I should have kids . They annoy me and I don't completely see the beauty.
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    I think most people shouldn't have kids. Just about all of the people I know have kids now and not a single one of them are what I would call a good parent. Some of the worst...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    in my opinion one should not think about sucide. if you even think about it you are coward. you are just running away from your problems, your mistakesor from this world because...
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    1 Listening to my children laugh 2 Talking to my son about his views of the world 3 Watching my daughter dance 4 When either of my kids wants a hug and cuddle as most of the time...
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    Yesterday I came home from work early at about 12 pm to eat lunch and then I had the rest of the day off. Almost right when I walked in the door I heard the phone ring. It was my...
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    Hi all, This might be a little long message, but please find some time to read it. I want to find a solution for the brutal situation, which I am suffering because of my parents...
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    I am a nanny and currently the kids are less than 2 ft away from the 55" tv with the volume all the way up. the boy is very rude and doesn't seem to care what people have to say...
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    Why people always want to have their own way.I guess such people are insecure.So they try to assert themselves.This is their way of having what they want.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My mum is a goth which I think is pretty cool, I really like gothic styles, I find them beautiful and meaningful
    Nordic5angel Nordic5angel 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It feels good to type everything down here.. I have been keeping everything to myself and it is getting harder to manage but I am sure that I can seek advises from other persons...
    Zenalia Zenalia 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I often see these vulnerable young kids wondering around and smoking at the weekend nights in the city where I live. Quite young and probably in their early or mid teens. I wonder...
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    You know what really bothers me? When people ask me why I don't want kids and I tell them it's because I don't like them, they come back with "you were a kid once." Seriously...
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