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I Will Teach My Children Things My Parents Never Taught Me

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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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    Whenever my kids ask me anything I'm always

    honest and answer to the best of my ability :) no topics are out of bounds and it makes it easier for my kids to come talk to me about stuff
    Lauramom38 Lauramom38 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Not in any order, 1) Being used, bullied, raped 2) Anyone who thinks they are smart 3) Homophobes 4) Anyone who thinks they know what is best for someone else 5) Anyone who...
    danyual danyual 51-55, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hey, I get told that I am nice, maybe I am nice in which people walk over me. But like everyone else there are things that annoy me, irritate me and therefore nobody is perfect and...
    MyLifeJourney3 MyLifeJourney3 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Msg me if you want know more
    MISTERCYCLOPS MISTERCYCLOPS 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    1. Politics 2. Racist 3. Perverts 4. Traffic 5. People asking why I don't have a boyfriend 6. Spiders 7. Guava 8. People who are late 9. Judgemental people 10. Gossips 11. Know-it...
    spilledinklove spilledinklove 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    (1) hate (2) my anxiety (3) people telling me I don't have anxiety (4) People who don't know what actual feminism is (5) patriarchy (6) matriarchy (7) prejudice (8) when dogs bark...
    lifelesswine lifelesswine 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    1 - Lack of respect and openness. 2 - Negative people. 3 - People who live for others. 4 - The people who do not realize what is done for them. 5 - reality shows on people's lives...
    AlwaysBeAGoodPerson AlwaysBeAGoodPerson 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My dad had an affair. In my younger years, I always thought my parents were cruel. When you grow up in a violent home, you think it’s normal. When I went to my friend’s homes...
    RiverBedView RiverBedView 56-60, M Apr 7

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am going to write what happened on monday with my tutor... My parents want me to change tutor... I went there at 6:20 while I was supposed to be therre at 6:00 but when I went...
    sparkydream sparkydream 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I come from a well-off Indian family. In our culture, we have large families and we are supposed to value the opinion of even extended family members when making personal decisions...
    IndianViolet IndianViolet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I want to create a new religion. It will not be a religion in the classic way, rather it will not claim an existence of an omnipotent super-natural being. It will teach it's...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Our 34 year old daughter always said I was her best friend until 5 years ago when she started complaining that we treated her two older brothers better than we treated her. There...
    3Z7c4 3Z7c4 61-65, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I Wonder!!! I wonder what will happen when the day returns to night! I wonder what will happen as one year follows the next! I wonder what will happen when my kids grow up and...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    How naive to say 'never'. You don't know what you'll do in 5 or 10 or 20 years. Things are not always black and white. What if, on your honeymoon your husband suffers a serious...
    StellaNoir StellaNoir 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they...
    Qatalyst Qatalyst 22-25, F Apr 11

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    I can really only think of one thing. My mother always said that there are somethings that people are going to say to you, that you will never forget, that will haunt you forever...
    DeJeKlu DeJeKlu 18-21, F Mar 30

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    My parents never got married but they did date as teenagers but my dad was a player bad lived with my now step mother And dated more than one chick at a time my mom got tired of...
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 6

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    My precious lover knows many of those things, but never, ever will I tell all of what I've done in my life. I hold that shame very near and dear and the only forgiveness for those...
    MysticalSkeptical MysticalSkeptical 41-45 Apr 2

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    My mum is always annoying me or making me feel horrible about my self! she never goes a day without mentioning that I need to loose weight or that I should dress better or act...
    InMybubble InMybubble 16-17, F Mar 25

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    I try new things. Yes I am scared, but I think terror is part of the thrill. Ppl get bored every now and then and repeating a process is horribly boring :}/ The less I think about...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 4 days ago

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    Life has knocked me down a few times. It showed me things i never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure. I ALWAYS GET UP..
    toufie1 toufie1 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I saw this news article and just had to share it. Go here to read the article, see pictures and get a link to a more detailed article. NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 21 hrs ago

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    I love this... SO SAD, BUT SO TRUE Mom, I Want You To Meet The Girl Who Will One Day Make Me Put You In A Nursing Home Commentary• Opinion• ISSUE 47•42• Oct 18, 2011 By...
    Katrinalccy Katrinalccy 51-55, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    1.) I have 12 nationalities! I'm a mix of everything! XD 2.) I'm a self taught musician. I taught myself to play guitar, ukulele, and piano. 3.) I've never dated. I've had guys...
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    As a child, I remember witnessing the separation of my parents, not sure how old I was, too small to have seen that. There was a big fight, brutal, stabbing and yelling going and I...
    MarioPm MarioPm 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Last year I relapsed on crystal meth but this time I took way too much that I almost died from it. It all happened in November of 2013 when I ended up getting $600 from and decided...
    blablabla444 blablabla444 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have a distaste for people who say things like "I was hit as a child and I turned out fine" or "Children need to be disciplined". There are so many ways to have discipline...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M Apr 9

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    It's been a while, hasn't it? The last time I posted, things between Mr. X and me were really, really bad. But, I'm happy to say things have greatly improved and we are closer...
    lolajourney lolajourney 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    So here's my story. I know it's kind of weird but that's why I'm posting it. Maybe if I get my feelings out I can get over them and realize that it could never happen. So... I was...
    LastOfTheAmericanGirls82 LastOfTheAmericanGirls82 16-17 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Hi, guys! First of all, a general warning: if you are not interested in this sort of experiences, don't even bother to respond. I've got no need for preachers. :D Then, an...
    Eisbrecher Eisbrecher 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    1. I was born on September 5th, 1954. 2. I am female. 3. I have one child, a daughter who was born June 15, 1985. 4. I watch FOX News. 5. I live with my parents: Mom was born...
    azny azny 56-60, F Apr 5

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    Hey guys Nothing special but something was slowly breaking my heart. I just hope you guys an't bored from me and my stories :( Because every day I am with a mood , I hope that I...
    InLove000 InLove000 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    The Last Parents Evening So we went got to parents evening and my first appointment was with physics, but all three of my teachers were having their appointments in the same...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I have and always will support this. Why? Because they are teaching the future. Countries such as the UK (where I'm from, for example) need to crack down on this, and make sure...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    My parents are pretty much the epitome of the American Dream, but ascension into the middle-class has made them pretty ****** people. They both grew up really poor and had to raise...
    HipHipJorge HipHipJorge 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes. I think this so much! It started with an app called Whisper. It's an app where you post all of your secrets anonymously. I posted one once about my growing depression, and...
    rebellovesong259 rebellovesong259 16-17, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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