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I Will Teach My Children Things My Parents Never Taught Me

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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 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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    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 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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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

    Idk why but I just feel like running away my parents are never home and go through problems with a family member.. I would have been left but I have no place to go..
    Stephanielandor Stephanielandor 13-15, F 2 Responses 30 mins ago

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    My work involves addiction treatment and recovery, though, as many are in my field, I have never been an addict. HA! I was once addicted to gambling in small sweepstake parlors...
    BuckeyeBill48 BuckeyeBill48 66-70, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    1) I'm getting divorced after 24 years. 2) my daughter is going to college in Sept and I'm going to be lost without her, but I'm excited and proud. 3) I enjoy being around people...
    HiDreenie HiDreenie 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    1) my names grace 2) im the dumbest ******* person ever 3) i have 2 bros and 2 sisters and i love them sooo much 4) i want to be either a oncology nurse or midwife 5) i used to be...
    gracebxox gracebxox 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am so delighted to have discovered this page this morning. So much so that I have sat down with the biggest mug of tea so I can comfortably type away to people who share the same...
    EEC1988 EEC1988 26-30, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    One day, during an evening class for adults, the psychology Teacher entered the class and told students, “Let’s all play a game!” “ What Game?” The Teacher asked one of...
    egoisticwizard egoisticwizard 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I have two beautiful, wonderful, lovable, clever children. We go through thick and thin, always mirroring and gaining from each other. My eldest son has been enthusiastically...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Yes I am. I am a Malaysian citizen, Male, euro-asian. I am looking for a girl, a woman who will share her whole life with me. I want kids. I love children, lots of them. I am...
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    A choice ruined my life. I was faced with a choice it seems easy to choose when put into simple terms. Though for me the choice wasn't so simple. I was flailing like a dying fish...
    HippieAngel420 HippieAngel420 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My parents unknowingly make my life miserable for me. They do many things that cause me grief but the main thing is that they constantly don't trust me to do things myself.. And...
    Batgal22 Batgal22 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It starts out simple enough, a freshly rolled marajuana joint, you smoke it with a friend or two and in a few minutes you feel better than you ever have in your life for a few...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Instead of trying to get me or my siblings back after being put in foster care my mother enjoyed her new-found independence sans children. She met and married my now deceased...
    Aries323 Aries323 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    1 (As the title suggests, this is the second part of this story. You can read the first part by clicking at my story titled 'I will tell You a story about the first day of my new...
    becomeinvisible becomeinvisible 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    1) I am aware of my obsessive personality, to the point where it not only bothers people around me, but I wear myself out. I have to always have my planner on me, I have about 5...
    nycgirl19 nycgirl19 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Wisdom is not something that can be given to you in a box of gold embedded with the finest diamonds and wrapped in the finest silk, but taught to you by something much more...
    F1KAY F1KAY 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I thank God for this wonderful life He gave me, this wonderful family and for who I am. :) I know He loves me so much. I know who I am,what I am and what I want to be, but He's...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F a week ago

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    1) I am adopted 2) I have seen 5 countries in less than a month 3) I have been married, but I never asked “the question” 4) I am divorced but didn’t file for it HA! 5) I don...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    I think the problem is, a lot of times, parents don't try to understand. I don't think mine ever do. There's a video by a YouTuber called SuliBreaks, called "Parents are the...
    TheOpeningViolinist TheOpeningViolinist 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't typically write in this fashion, but I suppose I'll give it a try, just for laughs. (Part 1) 1. I am permanently missing my right index fingernail. 2. The only form of...
    hallowedground hallowedground 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    my mum and my stepdad Do Not love each other at all and fight Very often about stupid things. they never Used to sleep in the Same bed. My mum crisisises him all the time. I think...
    snowxx snowxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm 17. I'll be 18 the 2nd of next month. I live in a really small town and on the outskirts of said small town. My mom never taught me to ride a bike and I'm honestly just kind of...
    arachnicat arachnicat 18-21, F Jul 21

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    My 8 year old son goes back to wearing nappies... I have decided to be as courages as the great people here on this site and share an experience that has affected me and my family...
    NHarrison78 NHarrison78 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    One day, near the end of senior year in high school, our Honors French class decided to give our student teacher a hotfoot. This wasn't just a randomly mean prank. The teacher...
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    1. I have two birthdays. My real birthday and the one on my birth certificate. A typo my parents never corrected. 2. When I put gas in my car, the cent amount has to end in...
    dancingWATERz dancingWATERz 51-55, F 30 Responses Jul 20

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    I believe if the truth be told most everyone had positive experiences/events in their life that they wised would never end(when you first fell in love, swimming in the creek with...
    DidISayThat69 DidISayThat69 56-60, M Jul 19

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    I dont care what is the reason hitting a kid even if its yours will never teach him anything parents who hit their kids are not parents they are just stupid people
    JerryyJamess JerryyJamess 18-21, M Jul 19

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