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I Will Teach My Children Things My Parents Never Taught Me

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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

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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

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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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    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 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

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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 4 Responses Jun 1

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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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    Growing up my parent's relationship taught me one thing - never be dependent on a man.
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    My dad has this passive aggressive attitude towards me. We haven't talked in a few days (my mom as well) and we all live in the same house. I talk when I need to and choose to stay...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Well by now I am not sure what I can say that you do not already know but I will give it a go. 1. I once picked up 2 of my friends (coz i'm ard)and smashed their heads together by...
    KittysKit KittysKit 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I was a teacher four years ago, I taught 6th grade gym/health but I quit and I stay at home now! ;)
    maddytheMILF maddytheMILF 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    “Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,If you did, what would there be to look forward to?Be thankful when you don’t know somethingFor it...
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    My parents divorced when I was 2. When I was 10 my mom remarried and also my dad did. I have 3 step sisters, a half brother, and a half sister. I hate how my dad moved states away...
    BrittanySue96 BrittanySue96 18-21, F Nov 20

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    And I will teach you how to become a good Slave.
    MsJanice MsJanice 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    My dad called me a stupid useless piece of sh*t today again. Why? I'm not even sure. He came home today accusing me and my siblings or being liars and terrible children again. We...
    PartyPat2336 PartyPat2336 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been married 9 years and I'm not happy I have one son who is my world, I'd do everything I can to make him happy I start a lot of things but never finish because I fear...
    unluckyme86 unluckyme86 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    1. I live in Colorado 2. I use to live in Arkansas for 7 years 3. I listen to a lot of music 4. I've been to two European territories 5. I am allergic to a lot of foods 6. I...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    1. I'm biracial(1/2 Black&1/2 Finnish),but I've never been yo Finland or met my father. 2. I am the 4th of 4 children. 3. I was born on the kitchen table(delivered by a midwife) 4...
    ZenithOmega ZenithOmega 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My name is Afraa, and I would like to write about the climax of my life… falling in love with my teacher. This particular teacher had a great impact on my life. In fact, I fell...
    TheLoneRaven TheLoneRaven 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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    I have recently become estranged by both parents. I could not take the constant harassment for money and verbal abuse from my father. My mother has never been happy for me but...
    pc3907 pc3907 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 2

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    It is the duty of the parents to teach ther children to prepair themf or life. ANd the children should repsect their parents for that and obey them so they can learn from them. Of...
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    So when he left, he told me he'd be here for our parent teacher conference. I didn't really need it as I'm a straight A or high B student usually-and his class is my best. Despite...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    He's gone now, nothing I can do. He announced that he was leaving today. When I asked the other teachers they said he would be staying, and I think he knew it would upset us so he...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I absolutely love one of my ex teachers, he taught me in high school and the first time I had him we didn't bother with each other much. In my old high school we are like a family...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F a week ago

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    1. My name is Lily. 2. I've only been in 3 relationships. 3. My first kiss was with another girl. 4. My parents don't like my current boyfriend. 5. I've always wanted to be an...
    polarbearyy polarbearyy 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Should I use corporal punishment? I have volunteered to teach in a school in Swaziland for two years. I arrived just over a week ago and have spent the last few days shadowing...
    RichardMoly RichardMoly 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    Should I use corporal punishment? I have volunteered to teach in a school in Swaziland for two years. I arrived just over a week ago and have spent the last few days shadowing...
    RichardMoly RichardMoly 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I wanted to describe myself but I don't know how, so instead I used a hetalian paste up thing. I'll do more. The Allies America (Alfred F. Jones) You love hamburgers (x) You...
    AlabasterFrog AlabasterFrog 13-15 Nov 23

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    I'm an adult female in my 30s. I moved out of my parent's house at 17. I've been married, divorced. I am a parent. I hate my parents. They are horrible people. Narcissists. My...
    h8torade h8torade 31-35, F Dec 5

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    It's been almost 3 weeks since you've taught us, almost one since I last saw you. I've never felt so depressed. I want to see you so damn badly. I can't take it, everything reminds...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    My father is a university lecturer. His subject is history, so you can see I have a double connection with that subject. My mother is a teacher at a secondary school, and she...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    ATTENTION PLEASE... I WANT YOU TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START READING THIS THAT THERE IS SOME MENTION OF PAST TRAUMA THAT COULD BE A TRIGGER FOR SOME PEOPLE. I DID NOT USE ANY BAD...
    jnjjnj2469 jnjjnj2469 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 26

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    1. I play guitar and ukulele and when I'm bored, I just hang out alone and sit in our garden then I'll play my instrument and sing along with it. 2. I hate it when someone calls me...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    1. I am a woman 2. I am 24 years old 3. I live in the United States 4. I have one sibling – an older sister 5. I enjoy cooking 6. I like to eat healthy 7. I like making hemp...
    lovingleila329 lovingleila329 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    TODAY WAS THE DAY! As some of you may know, today was the day my teacher crush texted me to meet him in his classroom after school. Alone. He also told me not to make him wait any...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    THIS IS A MUST READ OMG TODAY WAS THE DAY! As some of you may know, today was the day my teacher crush texted me to meet him in his classroom after school. Alone. He also told me...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    My parent's divorce taught me what it takes to make a marriage work. Now I know this sounds the opposite of what most children of divorce say but this is how I feel. Yes,divorce...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    I am so tired of wasting my tears over things I know I have no control over. Ever since I was little, I'd cry at the tiniest things like accidentally hitting someone, which now...
    EmEn1125 EmEn1125 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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