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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 5 Responses May 27

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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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    Related Experiences

    I think it's up to the person to assess their situation and decide if parenthood is right for them. And if it's not there are options. But once the child is in the world and the...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Lots of people will hate me for this, and I would never tell anyone in real life, but I killed my pet cat. I'm currently in hospital and I wouldn't even tell any of the other...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    See you around, sir. Those are the words I never had a chance to say to him before he left. Those are the words I'd like to say to him. I miss him as a former English teacher last...
    HeartsBlossoms HeartsBlossoms 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I do not under any circumstance in this world want to be like my parents. My mother has BPD, so you can have fun looking up those symptoms and imagine what life is like with...
    justpeachybabe justpeachybabe 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have this friend who I know is neglected. By the time I found out, she was 16, almost 17, so I figured she could make her own choices and figure it out for herself. I hated it...
    FayetheBrilliant FayetheBrilliant 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Many things annoy, and this list could be much more detailed and extensive, but I find it best not to torture people with the boredom that is my rambling. 1. Improper grammar. We...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    These 20 things are not in any particular order other than whatever pops in my head at the time of writing this 1) People who dont use indicators when driving. One its really...
    tommosuk tommosuk 18-21, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Hey guys, I started not to post much because well, I haven't had any contact with my teacher whatsoever. He has no Facebook, I have tried searching using other teachers friends...
    Elossia Elossia 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    I know that I will be alone until I die. I am not worthy of love or friendship. To be worthy you must be: 1. Attractive 2. Rich 3. Intelligent 4. Strong 5. Healthy 6. Successful 7...
    Amioknow Amioknow 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    Family Stories (Part 3)..... This is the third part of family stories as told by my mum whose short term memory is fading fast but whose long term memory is still sound. All have...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It shouldn't hurt to be a child, yet most abuse cases, are from parents. You would never think that someone who is suppose to Love and protect you, to hurt you, yet it is happenin...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    When I was at a story hour at the library with my grandson.With all the children and parents in the room and the kids dancing and then reading stories it got warm in the room.There...
    justmyskin justmyskin 56-60, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I posted some months ago about my early experiences teaching here in Swaziland. Time has flown by and I've been teaching here now for almost 8 months. It has been a hard but...
    RichardMoly RichardMoly 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I posted some months ago about my early experiences teaching here in Swaziland. Time has flown by and I've been teaching here now for almost 8 months. It has been a hard but...
    RichardMoly RichardMoly 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    1/ I am a totally different person when I'm home and outside, while at home I act really crazy and I just act very optimistic and very confident, and while outside eg:At school, I...
    Lihlya Lihlya 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Children that are still taught to say "Thank you".
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My parents never tell me that something's gonna be okay. I hate them. They never teach me but they ask me to be the best at school. I hate to think that i hate them so much, but i...
    Lollitan Lollitan 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Hi Baby girl if you looking for your your Daddy i am Here . I will teach you well. Daddy got nice toys and if you are bad daddy got ways to teach you to be good. So please come...
    lookingforafamily lookingforafamily 41-45, M Jun 26

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    I don't know why but I'm always the last choice or completely ignored. Me: "Yeah you can come to my house when it's midnight. No problem. I'll make sure you're happy before I...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Notes To My Children: Things I Want Them To Know.This book is dedicated to my children, Odarely Monserrat, Sharon Paulina and Alan Gabriel: mi alma, mi cielo y mi luna...
    puckit600 puckit600 46-50, M Jun 23

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    So that was like days ago me: I Mr*** I tease him with the Mr haha :P him: Hi Miss *** It seems that you wake only at night and sleep at day time me: don't judge if you don't...
    InLove000 InLove000 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    So you are a curious little girl? ok, come sit down next to me, it's ok... I see how you have grown up, getting to be a grown young lady... oh? You have never had a bf? that's too...
    bruceb62 bruceb62 41-45, M Jun 22

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    Family Stories (Part 2)........., This is the 2nd part of family history as told to me by my mum whose memory is fast fading but still has her long term memory intact. I have heard...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    20 things, here we go! 1) The "Report Group" button on here is more obvious than the story button. I nearly clicked it, that's why it's at the top of the list. 2) I hate people...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I hate when people ask you a question then don't let you answer it.
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T Jun 22

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    I hate it when people say you always look angry or sad. As if they stare at my face 24/7
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T Jun 22

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    It annoys me when people say you sound like you from the south because I don't have a northern accent wth
    preppiboi preppiboi 31-35, T Jun 22

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