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"Sometimes I wonder if it's right to bring a child into this income."
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"Don't be scared, David! Mommy's here with your crumb of validation."
Tags:park, parks, slide, slides, playground, playgrounds, play ground, play grounds, play-ground, play-grounds, childhood, childhoods, kid, kids, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, family life, validation, validations, parenting style, parenting styles, parenthood, parenthoods, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, modern families, insecurity, insecurities, child raising, childraising, child-raising, childrearing, child-rearing, child rearing
"We're raising the children as forks."
Tags:fork, forks, spoon, spoons, dish, dishes, bowl, bowls, hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, parenting style, parenting styles, parenting technique, parenting techniques, parenting method, parenting methods, child raising, child-raising, child rearing, child-rearing, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, nursery song, nursery songs, poem, poems, nonsense poem, nonsense poems
"They grow up so slow."
"I thought we had the sort of relationship where 'please' and 'thank you' were implicit."
"We've given it a great deal of thought and we decided we're going to give in to everything you want at all times."
Tags:tantrum, tantrums, tantrum throwing, tantrum thrower, tantrum throwers, kid, kids, childhood, childhoods, bossy, bossiness, childhood, child raising, child rearing, child-raising, child-rearing, parent, parents, parenthood, parenting, discipline, power dynamic, power dynamics, family dynamic, family dynamics
"This is boring. Let's have children."
"Where can I get one of those?"
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"What part of this don't you understand?"
"But how will we raise the kids?"
"Ma, I just wanted you to know that the kid whose mouth you washed out with soap dozens of times was today referred to by the New York Times as a 'profanely eloquent' playwright!"
Tags:writer, writing, playwright, drama, dramatic, theater critics, theatre critics, vengeance, revenge, performance, performing art, performing arts, stage, stagecraft, literary, kid, kids, childhood, childhoods, profanity, profanities, profane, child-rearing, child-raising, parenting, moms, mum, mums, mom, mother, mothers, daughter, daughters, relationships
"They are so busy fighting with each other, they never get their chores done. I think we're raising two future politicians."
"If you wanted me to play outside more, you should have raised me free range."
Tags:sedentary lifestyle, sedentary lifestyles, free range, free-range, modern life, modern lifestyles, kid, kids, teen, teens, teenager, childrearing, childraising, child-rearing, child-raising, parenting style, parenting styles, parenthood, motherhood, lazy, laziness, screen time, outdoors, playing, lifestyle choice, lifestyle choices
"What scares me about some of these people is that they have parental tenure on day one."
Tags:parent, parents, parents night, parents nights, tenures, parent-teacher conferences, teacher-parent conferences, tenure, teacher, principal, bad parents, school year, education, school, class, classroom, homework, middle school, elementary school, parenthood, parenting, tenure-ship, family life, childrearing, child rearing, child raising, child-raising
"You know, son, you can always ask me anything... if you can't find it on Google first!"
"Coyotes? That's weird. I had a normal childhood, brought up by wolves."
"Dad, can we have a bedtime narrative?"
"Mom, please take her and teach her morals, manners, and chores."
Tags:kwarky, child rearing, childrearing, child-raising, child-rearing, child raising, childraising, parenting, parent, parents, parenthood, family life, family-life, chore, chores, moral, morals, morality, manners, good manners, morality, modern life, childhood, childhoods, modern childhood, modern childhoods, grandparent, grandparents, grandmothers, grandma, grandmas, values, life lesson, life lessons
"That's Fred. He was raised by bats..."
Tags:squirrel, squirrels, bat, bats, wildlife, upbringing, upbringings, childhood, childhoods, alternative lifestyle, alternative lifestyles, adoption, adoptions, adopted, tree squirrel, tree squirrels, mammal, mammals, unusual upbringing, unusual upbringings, childraising, child raising, child-raising
"In regards to my son's education I am a firm believer in 'Laissez-Faire'."
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"...And that's my cousin James. He was raised by a family of gophers."
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"Dear, when was the last time you just winged it?"
Tags:child rearing, child-rearing, parenting book, parenting books, parenting, parents, motherhood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, parenthood, child rearing, child-rearing, child-raising, child raising, winging it, wing it, winged it, improvisation, improvising, improvisations, planning ahead
"I got in trouble with my mom and she started yelling 'Wait till your father gets home!' I wonder what she meant by that..?"
Tags:single mom, single moms, single mum, single mums, single mother, single mothers, single parent, single parents, single parent family, single parent families, family life, family-life, kid, kids, role model, role models, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, divorce, divorces, childraising, childrearing, child raising, child-raising, child-rearing, child rearing
"Well, sure I'd like to instill the values of hard work and discipline, but that takes hard work and discipline."
Tags:fatherhood, fatherhoods, father, fathers, dad, dads, parent, parents, parenthood, parenting, value, values, moral, morals, morality, virtue, virtues, hard work, discipline, kid, kids, childrearing, child-rearing, child raising, child-raising, moral compass, role model, role models, moral compasses
"Well, son...child rearing is expensive. So we are outsourcing you to a family in Bangladesh!"