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I Will Teach My Children Things My Parents Never Taught Me

Connect with others and share the things you plan on teaching your children that your parents never taught you 963 People

    Like how to fend off the Lizard army that's due

    to invade in the year 2025... True story ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 30, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    Hi this I can really relate to my horrible mum

    and horrible dad were abusive towards me and I had to bring myself up the best I could the things I taught myself is to be kind and respectful and to be honest and truthful I would teach my kids that I would let them talk to me something which I wasn't and couldn't do I would...
    lor44 lor44 16-17, F Oct 16, 2015

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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'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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    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'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, 2015

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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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    I will answer any question they ask.

    I don't want my kids having to find out about the world from the other kids on the bus.
    spark19 spark19 36-40, M Oct 31, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 17, 2015

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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 don't think that I'll ever tell my kids

    that monsters don't exist. I'll tell them that it's ok to be scared or sad or angry. If my children come to me in the middle of the night because they think there's something in their room, I would probably let them in my bed and hide with them. There are too many bad things in...
    SnoopDoggsGrama SnoopDoggsGrama 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2015

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    Like teaching them to be

    who they are and follow their dreams. Not be who society says we should be or find a 'real' job
    emilylightning16 emilylightning16 22-25, F Oct 17, 2015

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    I will teach them good ways to save money

    and a better way to live life :)
    Coolgirl16 Coolgirl16 18-21, F Mar 1, 2014

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    When I have kids I will teach them

    that family is everything. I will teach them that even if a family is tearing apart, it can always heal, if I ever divorced I would still love them the same as before. I will also teach my kids that the first boyfriend you have, isn't always going to be "the one" and that their...
    mckenziexoxo mckenziexoxo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2015

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    My parents divorced when I was 10.

    Pop took off to live his life and wasn't around at all. The occasional weekend sailing the Chesapeake bay. Mom was so determined to keep the house that she had to get a second job therefore she wasn't around much either. Not purposely but none the less not around. They had 5...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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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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    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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    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 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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    My parents have taught me a lot of things

    that I plan to teach my children. One of the only things that they didn't teach me, was that there's nothing wrong with nudity in general. That was something that I figured out for myself. There are plenty of other things that I plan to teach them, but that's one of those things...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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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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    Let me preface this by saying I love my boyfriend, he's wonderful but not responsible or mature. I'm in a relationship where I pay for most things. If we go out, I pay, if we get...
    dashdash12 dashdash12 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Dear Mr. ***, I don't like you. I've tried to think of words to put it nicely, but i just cant. It's not just because i don't like you, it's also because you do not deserve it...
    sabrinabryn sabrinabryn 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm a kid of 13 years.... Long story short, I have the worst ******* parents in the world .... imagine parents who r worse than demons..... They r that.... I can go on and on and...
    killercop12 killercop12 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    After coming out of the closet at a late age I can not see my grandson. I last saw him when he was 18 months. He will soon be 3. I may never see him again. Sad.
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    When I was a freshman I attended a dance to be my friend's wingman and keep a guy who liked her on his best behavior. We walked around, looked at dresses, and eventually she...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 13 hrs ago

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    I am going through radical changes in my life everyday and every mistakes that I have, you know I'm learning from all of it I'm going through a ladder I think sometimes inheriting...
    aereuz2 aereuz2 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    Had some pizza to wash down an extra 1 and a half sleeping pills, and then just before I light my last ciggie for the day, I barf for 3 whole minutes. Those priceless pills are...
    Deafning Deafning 36-40, M 21 hrs ago

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    I kinda hate admitting this? idk why. I've always said my parents divorce never affected me..well cause it didn't ? at the time. i mean when they separated of course i cried before...
    SailorMarz SailorMarz 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I never claimed to be the perfect parent. I have made my share of mistakes. My oldest daughter was born when I was a teenager. My husband's family insisted we get married...
    SSBroken SSBroken 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    Howdy y'all! I am Hailey (14), and I am from the deep south Texas! I am in the 7th grade middle school and I think I am a good student!My parents are very strict with me, my...
    HaileyTexas14 HaileyTexas14 18-21, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    I thought it might be a little narcissistic to do one of these but I love reading them so I figured, why not. Here goes. 1. My name is Spencer 2. I'm a senior in high school 3...
    JerseyBoy16 JerseyBoy16 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I agree with this, but let's stop saying that the declining popularity of spanking (which is dubious; most parents still spank) is the cause of violent crime. For one, violent...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    Just got to that stage in my life. I will sometimes say things not suited to the moment in time but I am never rude.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Constantly going, it never stops, I worry about everything! I am the provider, I am supposed to be the backbone of my family, but yet my secret makes me feel insecure and I feel...
    Kailey76 Kailey76 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    theres this science teacher in my school who a lot of students like(including me). He taught me for quite awhile and he's a really nice teacher. He's quite close to my group of...
    KyraJ KyraJ 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm not yet a parent, but I think a good spanking now and then has its place. I don't dismiss out of hand the studies that discourage spanking, though, nor do I assume that these...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My Grandmother's Childhood. Corporal punishment has become so controversial. In fact, it is almost to the point of being taboo. I am always hearing about studies that show that...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 9 Responses 4 days ago