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# 261732 12-Dec-2019 11:26
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My biggest is when they fight you when you are have to do something for their safety / well-being

 

Like when you are trying to change their nappy and they arch their back and throw themselves around or put them in a car seat or carry them across a busy road.  Then when you are finished they sit back and smile / all happy again.  It was bad enough with the first child but having to do all this again with the second.  I just hate it.


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  # 2374129 12-Dec-2019 11:27
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Teenagers and sunscreen.





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  # 2374130 12-Dec-2019 11:29
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rb99:

 

Teenagers and sunscreen.

 

 

 

 

In combination or just both in general? :D


 
 
 
 


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  # 2374131 12-Dec-2019 11:29
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Sitting back and watching them make the same mistakes you did, but wanting them to learn from them rather than bubble wrapping/helicoptering them. 






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  # 2374132 12-Dec-2019 11:32
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When they escape from the basement and I have to round them up and lock them back up...


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  # 2374137 12-Dec-2019 11:39
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Having to listen to childless adults pontificate on what you and other parents are doing wrong, and how child-rearing should be done, while simply having no idea of the realities and difficulties of parenting.

 

Similarly, reading/hearing the rants of misopedists. 

 

STFU, I reckon...


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  # 2374141 12-Dec-2019 11:46
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jonathan18:

 

Having to listen to childless adults pontificate on what you and other parents are doing wrong, and how child-rearing should be done, while simply having no idea of the realities and difficulties of parenting.

 

Similarly, reading/hearing the rants of misopedists. 

 

STFU, I reckon...

 

 

Seriously, I was the best parent in the world. Until I had kids :)

 

I have on more than one occasion apologised to my sister for my judgemental and quite frankly out of line "recommendations" on how to parent when I was younger.. Crow isn't Good Eats no matter how you cook or season it :)

 

 


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  # 2374144 12-Dec-2019 11:55
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If you are still changing nappies, enjoy it,  they have no idea what they are doing... just go with the flow

 

Its when they older and they start to push your buttons just to get a rise out of you, or they start beating on their siblings to drag you in to intervene....

 

Looking back at  have trouble getting them in the car seat is really small beer.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2374145 12-Dec-2019 11:57
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rb99:

 

Teenagers and sunscreen.

 

 

 

 

At my school they are pretty good.  They are very concerned about their appearance and how they are going to look when they get older.  They regularly get spray tans rather than sit in the sun to tan.  (not all of them I will give you that but way better than when I was a teenager)




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  # 2374153 12-Dec-2019 12:03
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Or the screaming at dinner time because you cut the food the wrong way or didn't understand that ohh ohh meant more rice from the left hand side of the bowl rather than the right hand side.  Or wanting to eat food off your plate but can't because you have covered it in hot sauce.  I can't remember the last meal that didn't have screaming.

 

 

 

But I understand that continues through the teenage years as well.


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  # 2374154 12-Dec-2019 12:05
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rb99:

 

Teenagers and sunscreen.

 

 

 

 

In combination or just both in general? :D

 

 

Attempting to apply one to the other (either way, doesn't matter) in more than nanogram quantities. Imagine the horror of said sunscreen actually being remotely visible.





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  # 2374160 12-Dec-2019 12:05
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I hate the fact that sometimes I am too tired to be the great parent I want to be, or that I say something I shouldn't because it's the end of a massive week and my patience is thread bare and someone is doing something not as bad as the response you give them, but still not great.

 

 


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  # 2374163 12-Dec-2019 12:11
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rb99:

 

sidefx:

 

rb99:

 

Teenagers and sunscreen.

 

 

 

 

In combination or just both in general? :D

 

 

Attempting to apply one to the other (either way, doesn't matter) in more than nanogram quantities. Imagine the horror of said sunscreen actually being remotely visible.

 

 

Product idea: Add sunscreen to deodorant (we all know teenagers love the slather that stuff on)


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  # 2374164 12-Dec-2019 12:12
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Mind you, I was very proud of no 3 son the other day. We were driving along minding our own business and saw a Tesla coming in the other direction, and out of the blue, without any prompting, he pipes up and says 'rich bastard*'. Brought a tear to my eye, chip off the old block, etc.

 

*Apologies to all the Tesla drivers out there, no offence intended, but its such a sweet story.

 

Dare I press post, should I, oh bugger it...





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  # 2374165 12-Dec-2019 12:12
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I'm a bit older - some of our friends are grandparents.

 

Please shoot me if I ever become a grandparent and do what some of them do - whine about parenting ability (or more precisely - perceived lack of) by sons/daughters in law.


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  # 2374166 12-Dec-2019 12:14
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nzkc:

 

Product idea: Add sunscreen to deodorant (we all know teenagers love the slather that stuff on)

 

 

I think I've got an example slouching downstairs on the Xbox at the moment, who's an exception to that particular rule.

 

...not literally on the Xbox you understand, slouched on a beanbag in front of it.





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