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I Will Teach My Children Things My Parents Never Taught Me

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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 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

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 1

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 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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    Growing up my parent's relationship taught me one thing - never be dependent on a man.
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i'm just going to begin by teaching you two simple basic sentences which are '' what time is it ? '' in icelandic it is '' hvað er klukkan ? '' and ''hello,how are you? '' = h...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. Teachers who don't teach 2. Lying for a bad reason 3. The silent treatment 4. Bullying (any form) 5. Selfishness 6. Most celebrities XD 7. A bad song 8. Waking up in the...
    saboosa1 saboosa1 13-15, F Nov 8

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    1. People who eat tuna on trains 2. Supernatural films/books aimed at teenagers, e.g. Twilight 3. My dog's habit of always stepping on my toes 4. Morning people 5. Summer 6. People...
    DaughterGone DaughterGone 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    I Like You But I Don't Want To Ruin Our Friendship= mér líkar vel við þig en ég vill ekki eyðileggja vinskap okkar mér líkar vel við þig = i like you en = but ég...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    It's officially over. My ex husband is getting married with another woman this December. My best friend told me today during dinner. I feel hurt but I can't cry any longer...
    bowbowdown bowbowdown 26-30 5 Responses Oct 30

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    1. High-pitched dog barking 2. Weird laughs that sound extremely fake 3. Arrogance 4. Candy being hard to resist 5. My old phone I still use for alarms 6. Racism 7. Hypocritical...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    Recently I've been running into a lot of misunderstandings or just plain friction with the people here on EP. So I've endeavored to post this in an effort to stifle some of the...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M Nov 13

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    In less than two months I will be transferring to Vermont from Florida. What was I thinking? I love getting home from my job, slipping on my aussiebum bikini and going to the...
    michaelian49 michaelian49 26-30, M Oct 31

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    1. Uterine prolapse. 2. Dirty floors. 3. Christian Grey. 4. Lukewarm coffee. 5. When dogs have to have that one thing under the couch. 6. Appointments. 7. When a dog barks...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    1) People 2)Hot weather 3) People walking slowly in front of me 4) Judgmental people 5) Disrespect 6) insects 7) chewing with mouth open 8) assuming someone is happy only...
    brookmay brookmay 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    1.loud noises 2.girly girls 3.immaturity 4.cruelty 5.bugs 6.chores 7.excessive amounts of homework 8.adults who think they are the end all be all and don't treat me with respect 9...
    brimc7 brimc7 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    1: Girls who dress provocatively 2: When no one listens to me 3: When someone copies me and then says 'no, I had this idea before you did' 4: Perverts 5: Naggers 6: Racism 7: Gay...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Nov 7

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    1) people who flirt when they're in a relationship 2) when friends ask you to hang out and they bail on you 3) people trying to tell me how I should live my life 4) when you open...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    1. Bossy people 2. People who try to control the lives of others 3. Boys who flirt with you then reject you 4. Family and friends who won't go out of their way for you when you'd...
    batjokes batjokes 22-25, F Nov 8

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    In this specific order: 1. Greedy rich people 2. Greedy poor people 3. Politicians 4. Power-seeking people 5. Techno, trance, dubstep and such 6. Over-emotional-irrational people...
    AlenB AlenB 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    1. Politics 2. Selfishness 3. People who talk during movies 4. Unruly teenagers 5. High cable prices 6. Racism 7. Income inequality 8. Family members who only contact you when they...
    FlatbushGuy21 FlatbushGuy21 46-50, M Nov 8

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    I am starting to feel that my resentment for my parents is never going to go away. It's been 4 years since the majority of it happened, it's been a year since I moved out. I'm 22...
    WishForRain WishForRain 22-25, F Oct 31

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    It never really occurred to me that my teachers could be a danger to me or anyone around me until the day I graduated from Primary school. I saw this teacher(who never taught me...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I've babysat a couple of my sisters kids and she never spanked them. I couldn't handle them, they're were seriously out of control and I wanted to scream, I threatened to spank if...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 4

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    My dad has this passive aggressive attitude towards me. We haven't talked in a few days (my mom as well) and we all live in the same house. I talk when I need to and choose to stay...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today is his birthday! He is now 39 (if didn't mess up anything). I would love to gratulate him and wish him so many things. And because I can't just talk to him or text him...
    HelenaMai HelenaMai 18-21, F Oct 28

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    Put the wine down mum, no, both bottles. Why did you have four children if you never really cared to know them?
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    My parents divorced when I was 2. When I was 10 my mom remarried and also my dad did. I have 3 step sisters, a half brother, and a half sister. I hate how my dad moved states away...
    BrittanySue96 BrittanySue96 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    well me and my boyfriend have been dating for a year and his parents have hated me ever since like the summer. I didn't even do anything to them. It hurts me so much, they make it...
    stephyboo24 stephyboo24 13-15, F Nov 2

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    As much as I try to make the people closest to me feel happier, I really am depressed myself. Very, very depressed. I feel like I was born amidst the wrong group of people, and I...
    insidious2014 insidious2014 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 8

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    Uncertainty...this is the one thing that I don't know how to cope with. I've been living with my boyfriend for the past 3 years and I must say I have never seen more unstable...
    LorelaiSky LorelaiSky 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 1

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    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one...
    blessednlife blessednlife 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    I have friends that get annoyed because I will bring up things that were said and done from months even years previous and talk about them as if they happened yesterday
    Jhinsek Jhinsek 31-35, M Oct 24

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    It's easy to leave me. It's easy to forget me. Don't say you will not for get because I know you will forget. Don't say you will be back because you will not come back........they...
    Payton20014 Payton20014 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    1) I am sixteen. 2) I am from England. 3) I am female. 4) I love babies. 5) I know some pretty weird things. 6) I am very emotional. Damn hormones. 7) I dislike swearing. 8) I...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    So i just realized that i like my teacher like really, really like him. But i also just realized that i'm never gonna get him even if we both are attracted to each other. I hope...
    cutiex99 cutiex99 13-15, F 3 hrs ago