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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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 hr ago

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    1. People complaining. 2. People screaming at tiny objects being thrown at them, or tiny insects/spiders being near them. 3. People yelling from not getting their way, especially...
    Casekan Casekan 18-21, F Apr 14

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    1. Sappy love songs about lost love and heartache. I mean, please. 2. People talking to me when I have my headphones on - like, hello, I am blocking out the world here! 3...
    MidnightMasquerade MidnightMasquerade 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    this is something i am doing for the first time , lol , so here it goes , hhm , 1. unhygenic people , 2. cats or dogs standing still in the middle of a high traffic road , 3. exams...
    darkdeziya darkdeziya 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    1..ARROGANCE 2..procrastination 3..being lied too 3..unruly children 4..Yelling to get your point across 5..lack of punctuality 6..people throwing trash out there window 7..baggy...
    billyb73 billyb73 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    This looked too fun to pass up!! 1... My husbands ***** of an ex!! 2... Bad parenting which reverts to number 1 3. Unruly children which is another effect of number 1 4. Being...
    katey2011 katey2011 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    1) Spoiled brats 2) Bad eating manners 3) Plastic surgery 4) Materialistic people 5) Politics 6) Religion 7) Close-mindedness towards other cultures 8) Lotion 9) Feet 10) Bad...
    javs18 javs18 26-30, F Apr 14

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    1. insecurity. 2. excuses for not bettering oneself. 3.people who won't do their own research. 4. kids who only eat fast food. 5.parents who only feed kid fast food. 6. cotton...
    amydextrous1 amydextrous1 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    1,. Societies general disregard for human life. 2. Religious organizations using their religion as an excuse to hurt others. 3. People who only think of themselves. 4. People...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    1. When someone leaves there dirty socks right next to the hamper 2. People who judge based on one persons actions 3. People who jump to conclusions 4. People who see a text and...
    angeldelinkwent angeldelinkwent 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    1. Rude people 2. when someone doesn't close my door properly 3. when someone talks too much 4. when someone doesn't reply my messages 5. when people talk too much 6. when people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 14

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    1. People 2. Toilet humor 3. Too much noise 4. Slow internet 5. Complications 6. Snobs 7. Small men, large egos 8. Unnecessary conflict 9. People who fight for approval 10. Hot...
    AugustAshes AugustAshes 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I'm waiting for coffee so here it goes: 1) Waiting. I hate waiting as much as I value patience. 2) Lazy people. Esp those who are habitual complainers re work...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    1) Backed up traffic on the freeway. 2) People telling me what I should be doing with my work or my life. 3) Artists or musicians who are crap but think they're a genius. 4...
    likatiga likatiga 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    1. The clicking of pens, 2. Someones nails scraping against paper, 3. Bad liars, 4. People who act better than everyone else, 5. Whistling, 6. People that ask the same question...
    NikkiBaby1698 NikkiBaby1698 16-17, F Apr 14

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    I can only think of 5 1) guys who doesn't talk on the phone as much 2) following me. I hate when people follow me 3) using the bathroom and don't spray fresher 4) walking...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Apr 14

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    1. Kids. 2. Dogs. 3. Waking up before I want to wake up. 4. When people talk over each other. 5. Having the TV on too loud. 6. Being hungry when you can't or don't have time to eat...
    Missdrakerss Missdrakerss 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    1. Men who ask for pictures 2. Being ignored. 3. Disrespectful people. 4. Living in the South 5. Living in the USA 6. Being told what to do. 7. Judgemental people. 8. Needy...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    - mean ppl - being too cold - people that chew with their mouths open - people that chew loudly - people that talk during lectures or movies - messy people - being late - people...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    1. Being treated like a piece of meat, instead of a human being. 2. Know it all’s 3. Mosquitoes. Stupid little blood suckers, leave me alone! -.- 4. People that chew with their...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 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 have no idea why things suddenly turned this bad. Before I confessed to my teacher, we used to be very close. Chat and hang out everyday every weekend, even gave each other...
    Karinyu0422 Karinyu0422 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 Responses a week ago

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    I just want to tell you i am trying my best learning English here , i know I am still not perfect I do mistakes I do not know whether I will be gonna be perfect or not , you know...
    Horserider22 Horserider22 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 17

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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 4 days ago

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