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I Think Parents Should Watch Their Kids

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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 4 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    A while back, I was talking to a teacher who teaches at my old high school while both of us were waiting for our vehicles to be serviced. When the subject of discipline came up, we...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 5 Responses May 13

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    Tonight I found my son in my bed with every stuffed toy he owned. He was bullied by the neighbourhood kids encouraged by their parents to not play with my son and to tell the other...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 1 Response May 19

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    The parents have been in the world so much longer than their children, although the child always thinks they are right and that they will do whatever they argue about anyway. It...
    charrlotte charrlotte 13-15 4 Responses May 18

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    our youngest is 14 years old thinks she can do what ever when ever she wants, she is talking to a 19 year old who happens to be her older sisters ex bf. my 14 year thinks that its...
    BaldCock79 BaldCock79 31-35, M 3 Responses May 13

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    Tell me, do you think this is a good model or just an attractive girl being exploited? There's a whole market on these types of models.
    lordbuttfucker lordbuttfucker 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    This. http://addins.kwwl.com/blogs/anchormom/2015/04/the-entitlement-generation
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I hate anyone who exploits or harms children. Predators take advantage of children's innocent and curious nature in order to entrap and destroy them. The innocence and good nature...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have emotionally abusive parents. My mother thinks it's okay to put me with siblings that I dislike and will bring up stuff from the stuff to provoke my anger, she comments on my...
    melodicsadness melodicsadness 18-21, F May 2

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    Everyone here should read this article https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201309/research-spanking-it-s-bad-all-kids Also read an article on how spanking kids...
    Zachzx Zachzx 26-30, M 3 Responses May 9

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    I do feel comfortable enough with my cycle to predict with certainty when I am fertile and when I am not so I definitely won't think of any other control birth bullshit (sorry...
    Aurelielavraie Aurelielavraie 31-35, F 4 Responses May 17

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    I'm 41 years old , married with 2 children . My mother still insists on trying to tell me what to do . If I decide to go out with my friends , she will snub her nose in the air...
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes, I do, they gave me a small morale victory this week that I like to share. For those of you that have been following what’s going on in my home, I’m sure you wouldn’t...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 1 Response May 2

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    Seriously... some people have kids just because "everyone does"... then after they have kids, they're busy socializing, instagraming, facebooking, and showing off their kids but...
    autotonsorialist autotonsorialist 41-45, F 1 Response May 11

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    I am a preschool teacher and everyone knows that, in the small town I live in. But it seems that as long as I'm around people don't watch their own kids.makes me crazy. I have...
    Msjess Msjess 31-35, F May 11

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    Why do some friends start out good, and then seem to fade away? Why is it harder to find good friends as you get older? Is it because you're not forced to be together daily like...
    Sionna7910 Sionna7910 31-35, F 7 Responses May 15

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    I think the problem here is the word 'rules', that implies so many negative and controlling connotations. It seems that at the age that sexual urges begin to present in children is...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M 2 Responses May 16

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    Most children are either malevolent and destructive, or annoying and parasitic. I'm not saying it's their fault, just that I would never want to subject myself to that. And...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 5 Responses May 13

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    They assume that caning/slapping/punching is the best way to educate their kids.
    Dottyz Dottyz 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11

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    My mom's friend just got robbed this weekend of EVERYTHING in their house except their microwave, (I'm guessing old or too hard too move) TV and a few other things. The things they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 12

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    I've worked at Walmart for the past 19 months as a front end cashier. I recently asked to be moved back to the Pharmacy where I now work as a Pharmacy Associate/cashier...
    Lori8151970 Lori8151970 41-45, F 6 Responses May 20

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    To all people who are reading this and are not fast food workers: we are not your personal servants. we do not watch your kids for you while you go do whatever it is that's more...
    xbukix xbukix 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    My mother hates me ever since I was a kid. She always likes my older brother more than me and my older sister. She always treats me like a black sheep of the family, just because...
    chloe92vendetta chloe92vendetta 22-25, F May 24

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    In my usual depression I was also considering the massive overpopulation problem. Some estimate a sustainable human population for Earth to be about 2 billion, our population is...
    minatek616 minatek616 22-25, M 1 Response May 4

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    Why are there so many fathers who just don't want to be fathers? There are way to many boys nowadays with no father figure and way too many single mothers that struggle because the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses May 13

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    Whenever I see people with their kids all I think is 'they are so lucky'
    WillowRabbit WillowRabbit 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23

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    Washing yourself multiple times week, washing your hands with soap or liquid disinfectant after the toilet (EVEN IF YOU JUST PEE), using hand disinfectant when you sneeze or touch...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    sorry.my bad. Jews have yall brainwashed. go watch their fake news.go back to sleep.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10

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    They make me travel today..expediting work.. Looking at the address made me numb..2 hrs drive and it is 3 blocks from the place my ex fiancee used to work..or still working, idk...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses May 7

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    Father keeps an important place in our life. Our father teaches us how we should survive in this world. Father makes us educated and tells us the reality of life. Father always...
    muslimboy123 muslimboy123 22-25, M 1 Response May 25

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    Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice. I am a big Stephen King fan, but one scene in particular in this movie is very overwhelming too me. I actually feel sick remembering...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I am a young adolescent boy, and my parents are super protective, although I really love them. I have an iPhone, but they've put so many restrictions on it. I only have access to...
    elisekress elisekress 22-25, F 1 Response May 23

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    No parent is perfect (I know I'm not) but I never for a second in my entire life doubted that my parents loved me. Growing up my parents always put their children first and they...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response May 15

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    Pepsi Cola. No joke, literally what the hell were her parents thinking
    tessamarie24 tessamarie24 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    From what I hear, I used to be that child that would wake up at any part of the day at any given moment with the biggest smile on my face. sadly, I dont remember that. all I...
    MemoToSelf MemoToSelf 16-17, F May 11

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