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I Will Teach My Children Things My Parents Never Taught Me

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    My Child Deserves To Know!!

    Growing up, I didn't have the perfect life at all. My mom and dad separated when I was 12. That's when everything went crazy in my life. My daddy is my world. He was then and he still is today. My mom hated the fact that my dad and I had a wonderful relationship. But even...
    Inspirationallady Inspirationallady 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2012

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    I Wish I Could Express Myself.

    I grew up almost exclusivley with my dad, who is a very uptight, stubborn man. I learned not to show my emotions or true feelings, or I would get yelled at. My three older sisters lived with their father and step-mother and it was a completly different way of living. It was very...
    looloolollipop looloolollipop 13-15 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    I'M Teaching My Kid To Clean And Someone Thinks That'S Wrong.

    I went to my friends house yesterday to see how she was doing and talk about whatever. She got into a serious car accident and can no longer run her house cleaning company. She used to clean my house because as a single full time working mother, I couldn't keep up. Since her...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 1 Response Sep 21, 2013

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    I'm not a parent yet,

    but I always find myself thinking about the mistakes my parents made in raising me and my two brothers, and I hope to learn from them. Everything I learned about puberty and sex, was all from movies I've seen and lectures in school. My parents never sat me down and said "this is...
    misstuffsy misstuffsy 18-21, F Mar 4, 2014

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    Necessary Things

    When I created this group, I created it with the intention of keeping in mind the things that I felt I needed to teach my children, things that I had to struggle to learn on my own. I am aware that in specific situations, it is best to learn on your own, but there are other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 22, 2011

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    I will teach them good ways to save money

    and a better way to live life :)
    Coolgirl16 Coolgirl16 16-17, F Mar 1, 2014

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    I'm 16 and my parents never taught me about sex.

    Isn't that crazy? Everything I've learned was from either school, my friends, p*rn, myself, or google. Maybe it's because their so old school and just expect me to automatically follow the "no sex before marriage" ideal. It's made me really confused about how I feel about...
    justthat1girl99 justthat1girl99 16-17, F 4 Responses May 27

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    If.

    Somethings my parents never taught me are how to ride a bike, swim, tie my shoes, read a book, draw, play an instrument, play any sports, do math, tell time, write in cursive, throw a ball, catch a ball, skip rocks on water, go fishing, dance, tie a tie, change a flat tire, drive...
    TheRainbowSir TheRainbowSir 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2011

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    A Whole Batch Of Cookies

    I made them before i left for school tonight. This is after a 6am wake up call for work at 7 to train in yet another department, working solely with cats..(imallergic to their dander but i cant help but love their mysterious souls) training all day listening to girls complain...
    Bertney1 Bertney1 22-25, F Jun 27, 2013

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    My Son has become very "brand aware" over the

    past year. Must have AFTCO shorts, Brooks Brothers", etc. at first I blamed it on his Private School environment or myself, (Brooks Brothers is my brand of choice). I am going to use this in combination with his desire for lots of money and we are starting a company together...
    Rolltidebama Rolltidebama 46-50, M Jul 26

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    I don't want to be one of those parents

    who is more of a friend than an actual parent or authority figure. But at the same time, kids need to know certain things, so best they hear it from me. My parents never attempted to explain the issue of sexual behavior. Instead, they simply said, "Don't do it" or "It's a sin to...
    lovely9me lovely9me 31-35, F Mar 1, 2014

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    Not A Parent Yet..

    I am not a parent yet, but still, I will never let my kid give up on his/her dream. He/She can choose whatever they want to be in life. I will never pressurize them to get good grades. I will never compare their abilities with others. I will listen to their side of the argument...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13, 2012

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    I try to keep things real with my kids,

    in an age appropriate way. They tell me what is on their mind, and I help them work out what they want to do to resolve it. No topic is off limits. I'm strict in ways as I expect them to learn life skills, like cleaning their rooms or taking care of the dog, and they get to...
    decodoll decodoll 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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    I fix lunch for my daughter at my ex's place on

    Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, she goes to school in the town where he lives...Any how, I get to his place this morning, after walking in I opened the bathroom door and bam there it was..her towel and dirty clothes on the floor from last night...and her things to prepare her...
    TabbyBD TabbyBD 70+, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2014

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    What I Didn't Have.

    My parents stunted my emotional growth and taught me not to speak up and express feelings as I would be told I had no right to them, that they were wrong and how dare I after all they had done for me. So mainly I would teach my children that their thoughts and feelings are valid...
    princeALI princeALI 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    My Experiences Will Guide Me.

    To list all the bad experiences ive had with my mother would seem petty, and to be honest a lot of my experiences would be hard to put down into words without making myself sound selfish, so ill skip over that. What i will say though. is she was not a good parent, she was selfish...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 2 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    When I finally do have a baby,

    I want to be able to teach them what my parents haven't. I want to protect them and love them before anything else.. But most of all I want to teach them to love themselves, I want them to never have to question their own happiness.. I want to tell them everything my parents...
    KatieMarieRose KatieMarieRose 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    It was part of growing up in picturing my wedding with my own prince charming, then reality takes over the fairytale eventually. But as for children, nothing silly where girls...
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    This means I worry a lot! First day at a new school in a new part of the country today. This is kind of my old home, and their cousins will be there, but it is a different nation...
    Listening80 Listening80 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    For me spanking is a sign of weakness. Real parents can give their children a fantastic life without spanking or other corporal punishement. My kids have always been the most...
    Luckyguy1970 Luckyguy1970 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    I'm an interracial adoptee from Africa, adopted by a white family. These last few years I've been thinking about the stories my adoptive parents have told me about what happened...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027 18-21 1 day ago

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    Different from my last post, this one is about a different teacher. He teaches P.E but only to the boys. We girls have another teacher. I'm new to the school so I don't have many...
    NerdyTrendy121 NerdyTrendy121 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    1. Intrusive individuals 2. Gossip 3. Garbage littered around 4. Odd numbers 5. Narrow-mindedness 6. Pop music 7. Dramatic/Immature behaviors 8. Selfishness 9. People that...
    NeverDespair NeverDespair 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I was younger, I used to volunteer for such programmes, We went to many children homes. That's actually how I met my son. Most children were either from broken homes, or...
    DonniePinscher DonniePinscher 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    1. My meddling family of meddlers - Too involved with the social life 2. Racism 3. The days where your hands go on strike 4. People who don't spell correctly in chats example...
    lupuslupus87 lupuslupus87 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    1. People trying to change my opinion agressively, relentlessly or stupidly (especially stupidly.) 2. People asking generic questions when asking for advice. Most of the time the...
    AAJames AAJames 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I've ranted a lot about the reasons I don't like/want children, so I'll just give this shorter condensed version. They get underfoot. Their high-pitched voices hurt my ears...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    The child who is more likely not to accept that their parents questioning them is important, or irrelevant, is a neglected child, and has learnt the true significance in being...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    1. S*uts 2. People who take ages to reply to a message without an excuse why. 3. Drug takers (if it's medical or for medical reasons then I am ok with it.) 4. Bad parents who...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Watch out for karma.. See it might snap.. Give you a heart attack..
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    1) Gum chomping/loud chewing 2) Guys' butts showing from dragging pants 3) People who gripe & whine but refuse to make changes 4) those who walk in the middle of a parking lot or...
    loveboldly loveboldly 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My previous story where I tell you of how I am best friends with my teacher is talking about a different teacher... This story talks about the teacher I almost favorited before...
    xoxosweetsierra xoxosweetsierra 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    This is a brief telling of the three years I spent with this teacher all the way until I fell head over heels in love with her. This might bother your eyes with the block wall of...
    AKoolGuy AKoolGuy 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    In seventh grade, I came to a private Christian school. I had been homeschooled for five years before that and was to enter a new school. I knew what to expect in some ways, but in...
    xoxosweetsierra xoxosweetsierra 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Firstly, I have always known somehow I had a gift to sense the emotions of other people as if they were my own. I can also sense any feeling when someone really *wants* something...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    1. I'm ambidextrous 2. I'm a pessimist turned optimist :)) 3. I drank alcohol for the first time at 16. Vodka was my first :/ 4. I was an only child. Until I met my half siblings...
    alltimestrokes alltimestrokes 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    10 things about me 1. my name is Angie so my friends all like to sing the song Angie by rolling Stones to me. 2. I love children way more than adults!!! spend a day with a 3 year...
    angelanicole89 angelanicole89 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It was the only teacher I'd ever had a problem with, especially a lit teacher. Back in high school when I was still being shuffled between my adoptive (amish) side and my birth...
    NerdModeActivate NerdModeActivate 31-35, F a week ago

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    Dear Mom and Dad, sometimes I wish I had different parents. People who would have made me a better, hardworking person. I feel bad about blaming you for everything because I know I...
    clementinechasseur clementinechasseur 22-25, F a week ago

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    Life is a journey and I will always learn about myself. Never stop discovering, wondering, inquiring, and questioning. The only way to continue to grow as a person is to keep your...
    Vader2112 Vader2112 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I searched through experiences and I think this makes the most sense to me though my parents are alive. My mom and dad did horrific things to me and I can't express the suffering...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    it doesn't set them up good for later life to always say yes, THEN they'll wonder why life doesn't always go their way, "adversity" teaches some things :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 24

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