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I Will Teach My Children Things My Parents Never Taught Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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, 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I might list 20 now, though I'll come back later and might list 20 more.... anyway here we go.. 1) the heat - I can't stand the heat 2) loud people on transport - I think it's...
    fOrEvErYoURs321 fOrEvErYoURs321 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    1. Loud chewing 2. People touching me when it's hot 3. Video game lags 4. People who talk loudly in the movie theatre 5. When people bump you and don't say sorry 6. People...
    abby816 abby816 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Oookay, so.. 1: I like my dimple, I only have one, on my right cheek 2: I love my eyes *_* 3: I like my voice, especially on video. 4: my height 5: my flexibility, 6: my way...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Gratitude and self love are key. 1) the length of my hair- it may not be healthy but I've been growing it for 4 years and I'm almost satisfied. 2) how open minded I am. 3) how...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I don't have many things I love about myself but I do love that I try to be as honest and kind as I can to others.
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Things??? >:) let's seeeeeee...I love my... 1. hands. ^.^ 2. eyes. 3. butt 4. ears 5. lips 6. voice 7. good personality 8. fashion 9. intelligence lastly... my talents.. ^.^
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    1.) I love my sarcasm 2.) I love that I am a becoming a stronger person. 3.) I love my honesty. 4.) and I just love myself for who I am. :P
    Varjo Varjo 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    So he said, "You're killing me you know. I come home from work every night looking for you on my bed, with your sleepy *** you welcome me home. But, now I try to sleep with the...
    Ayakashi Ayakashi 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    1. I am devastatingly attracted to boys with shaggy or long red hair. 2. I, myself am a ginger. thick and frizzy copper penny colored hair that is too lazy to be curly but not...
    JamieWalks JamieWalks 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Guess this doesn't really count as 'bullying' but magnify this by real intense bullying from students and mild bullying and lack of respect from teachers...and it really does count...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Jan 16

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    My name is Brenda. I live in Baldwin Mich. Which is lake county. I been dealing with cps since 2006. It really got bad in 2008 to now. In 2010 I got married to a guy. He has 4...
    myboo363 myboo363 31-35, F Jan 3

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    Those of you who hate your parents because the punish you or dot allow you to do things. Don't take that for granted...you will all experience being parents someday and you will be...
    BustyMistake BustyMistake 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Olive Leaf Extract extract not only confirms the earlier test finding (less the serum binding problem), but seems to show itself as an immune system builder by directly stimulating...
    decantercentrifuge decantercentrifuge 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I just reviewed my stories from this past year. Wow...some of it seems like forever ago, yet some fresh like it happened today. I have felt a gamut of emotions from grief to joy...
    margai margai 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Life is so hard. All I hear is constant screaming. The voices are constantly growing. Everyday I wonder how the world would be without me. After all I am only one person. No...
    kpfoster1985 kpfoster1985 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I won't live past 40, I KNOW I won't. I won't be surprised if I don't make it to 30, normal people would then I sound crazy, but I KNOW I won't live. I will die before my parents...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses Jan 9

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    I wanna be a billionaire so ******' bad. Buy all of the things I never had. I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine, Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen. Oh every time I close...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    its getting a lot easier with every passing day , i dont think about him often now though its suddenly hits me that how happy he made me. but the thing that keeps me going is that...
    tinna20 tinna20 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 5

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    My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. My dad moved to Alabama and my mom stayed in California. Even though I was small I was really devastated and confused. I stayed with my...
    Califo Califo 18-21 1 hr ago

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    First I have to apologize my language, English is not my native language. So I am a 18-year-old female anf I am in my final year of high school and I am obsessed with my female...
    Blomma Blomma 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    if you dont accept crossdressers or transgender ppl read on cause this could become your son/daughter unless you stop it dont become a murderer this childs death solely lies in the...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I have a younger sister who is younger than me by 2 1/2 yrs; I didnt enjoy being an older sister because she would scream whenever she didnt get what she wanted and would be very...
    june199225 june199225 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Hey. If anyone shares the same interests that i'm about to post about, feel free to talk to me. :) 1. My name is LisaMarie - but people usually just call me Lisa instead. 2. I...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My name is Faisal Aslam. I am from Lahore, Pakistan. I am Muslim and 22 years old. I have achieved a lot of things in my life. I am a student of Bachelors. I was hired as computer...
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 15

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    What you do, always comes with a consequence. Good or bad. ------------------------------- So here's a 100% true story, that is currently going on in my life. I won't say names...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 13

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    There's this girl who I'm sure will grow up to be a perfect little B*tch. She strives too hard to be at the top of everything, even to the point of being annoying. She never...
    Melice Melice 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    There was a charity concert in my country last night. Lots of actors, singers, artists and even writers took part in it. They called people to send two or five dollars through...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    January is the hardest month for me. My daughter was 15 when she decided to stop coming over. She decided to stop speaking to me. The she blew off our family Christmas. Then...
    sadmom68 sadmom68 46-50, F Jan 9

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    There's a Teacher I really hate. And It's not only me who hates her either. The whole class does. She's just the worst. First of all, SHE DOESN'T TEACH. like. AT ALL. She just...
    AnonymusKitty AnonymusKitty 13-15, F Jan 14

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    This is a lengthy post I am about to write and am doing so mainly out of desperation just to vent how I am feeling at this moment because I am drowning in a sea of unhealthy...
    LaGentilleDame LaGentilleDame 26-30, F Jan 6

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    I've been reading the book "Abandoned Parents: The Devil's Dilemma: The Causes and Consequences of Adult Children Abandoning Their Parents" by the author Sharon A. Wildey. This...
    MuchStrongerNow MuchStrongerNow 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    i have been with my fiance for a year. we have a baby on the way our first child together but third for us both. my problem is i resent that when he was with his first wife whom...
    srnyers srnyers 26-30, F Jan 2

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