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I Will Teach My Children Things My Parents Never Taught Me

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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'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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Its such a pleasure to teach children the basics of life..... careers..education..or plain simple some sports..they pick up sop well and their smile once they learn a skill or...
    romell romell 41-45, M Apr 27

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    I Will Write Useless Things Here
    yairdjudas999 yairdjudas999 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    1. Asked about where I come from because there is a complicated long explanation to do. 2. People saying "you're skinny, i envy you" - i am not happy with me being skinny but weak...
    ariettaxsydney ariettaxsydney 18-21, F May 11

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    1, Narrow-mindedness 2, people who don't have manners 3, people who refer to themselves as being random 4, food-shopping on a weekend 5, clattering or falling coat hangers 6...
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F 1 Response May 4

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    You were breathtaking. Only 12, but taller than most and so mature. I was 15, with shaggy hair and a football jersey that had blood stains on it. I must've seemed scary when I...
    Franse Franse 22-25, M May 16

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    You like The Smiths, I like Taylor Swift. You like English, I never liked calligraphy. Your nice, I'm a ***** (I call it being independent). You wear button downs, I wear...
    joeyofcharsky1 joeyofcharsky1 13-15, M May 16

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    Distance is probably the hardest thing I ever. Most of my good friends and family live far away from me and it sucks because I am stuck here with those make me the least happiest...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F May 4

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    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 3 Responses May 12

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    You were just the guy with the tight, tight shirt that still hung loose on your thin frame. The handsome man with an accent I had distinguished as Dutch. I remember who you used to...
    LostEmeraldEyes LostEmeraldEyes 18-21, F May 16

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    Hello, everyone. You're very beautiful/ handsome. you're a great person. Love yourself, you deserve it. *hug* (I'm short do our hug might be awkward) ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽsmile...
    Ngatt1 Ngatt1 13-15, F May 16

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    My keyboard is dirty, come to think of it, my room is dirty. my bathroom floor is nasty right now, I wonder why I have let it go on for so long, I must be getting lazy. but why. I...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M 1 Response May 17

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    I just want to bang my head against the wall! that is all! thank you!
    ShadowofanAnglophile ShadowofanAnglophile 36-40, F a week ago

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    I hate pizza. D:< disgusting
    MangaIsLoveMangaIsLife MangaIsLoveMangaIsLife 13-15 a week ago

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    the deflector shield are fully operational
    k10vvn k10vvn 22-25 a week ago

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    There are 8 different gender types for mushrooms and fungus. Humans only have two (genetically) #ScienceBitch
    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    diejenigen, die die Schwachen ausbeuten sind fit in jedem Leben, dieses eine oder die nรคchste
    Maxvelocity15 Maxvelocity15 13-15, M a week ago

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    I'm a nerd/geek, I love Star Wars and Star Trek, video games, and many science fiction books and movies.
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    where is the moon ? i haven't seen it since a while !
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Silens .. Scream.. Searching.. But.. Found.. An Ecco.. Of a dream..
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 1 Response 5 days ago

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    See not the coldness in the tail of this comet neither here nor there? What be the place you find among this dark matter? By the darkness lost in the midst of the stars at the...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F Apr 25

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    I'm new to this so I'm just gonna wing it. since I was little up until I was 6 I was living with my grandfather. he was like a father figure for me and taught me things that...
    dhaller dhaller 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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    I teach piano and I love teaching little kids. Today, I taught a cute seven year old girl with the highest voice and funniest giggle. She played her first song for me and...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    there is nothing wrong with a spanking it will teach the child to behave. I was spanked alot with moms hairbrush or paddle and I behave the best I can. I do believe in spanking and...
    Pandalover7 Pandalover7 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 26

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    Another thing I dislike about my parents' lifestyle is their relationship. Their's is the typical Middle Eastern, patriarchal, male-dominated marital setup. My father doesn't...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 2 Responses May 11

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    I am 27 years old and I remember everything about my life now. When I was younger I never made any friends and my parents home schooled me until I was 14. Then I went to middle...
    atr7887 atr7887 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    Ok lets see: 1) i am 18 years old 2) i am asexual, and easily made uncomfortable by things that are overly sexual. 3) i joined this site in hopes of talking to new people with...
    Dinosaurinthebigcity Dinosaurinthebigcity 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Growing up I saw my dad hit my mother. He hit me too. He would intimidate me with belts and yelling, throwing thing. Somehow he thought that was okay. My grandmother would say men...
    lovehappinessmusic lovehappinessmusic 22-25, F 1 Response May 15

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    I have never been on an actual date but I might get my first this Friday at the movies to see avengers. I want to date this girl badly so I have been googling date things and...
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago