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Things Parents Do That Unknowingly Screw Their Children Over

Reddit user RunningInAHurricane asked: 'What do a lot of parents do that unknowingly screws their children over?'

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Parenting isn't a simple job.

The health, safety and well-being of another human being is on the line. Eventually that human will enter society with all the lessons or traumas of their childhood shaping them.

That's a lot of responsibility.

But even the most well-meaning parents can mess up.

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People Reveal Which Things They 100% Judge Someone For

Reddit user dolphinsR4evr asked: 'What is something you have a hard time not judging people about?'

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The Bible advises people to judge not, lest they be judged.

Which seems to have been lost in translation for too many purported adherents to its teachings.

On a secular level, we're told to not judge a book by its cover, but sometimes...

Sometimes it's hard not to get judgy.

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Some people are not cut out to be parents. Some are adamant about not having kids.

But when life circumstances change and a baby is all of a sudden presented in front of a skeptic, there could be the possibility of a 180. Did anyone watch Waitress?

Miraculous change of heart aside, there are plenty of people who are just not at all the parenting type and are not cut out to look after the life of an infant to see it through to becoming an adult.

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Anyone raising children can attest to the difficult challenges involved with being a parent.

And despite every intention of getting it right by doing the best job they can, not everyone is a perfect at being mom or dad.

Hopefully, people will be able to look back on their childhood and recognize that everything their folks did for them was all out of love.

If only that was the case.

Unfortunately, there are those who were never meant to be parents and have scarred their children with bad memories.

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There's no one way to successfully raise a child.

Tons of books on parenting are available to offer guidance and they are suggestions drawing on different experiences and perspectives.

But who needs books? Not all the answers can be found in them since every situation is different.

Raising children successfully is typically achieved by first-time parents who fake it 'til they make it.

When it comes to talking about the birds and the bees, that's one topic that both parents and prepubescent children tend to be very evasive about discussing.

Sometimes "the talk" is awkward, but other times, it is extremely successful.

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