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SaintlyTiger88
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What Is It Like Being a Parent?
One of the experiences in my life that I’m really looking forward to is becoming a parent. I understand that having kids presents a variety of challenges and from what I’ve heard, in order to be a good parent, there is a lot of self-sacrifice involved... time, energy, money etc.

My question for you parents is, what is it really like? Do you feel joy knowing that you created a life and the satisfaction that comes from raising children? Those with step-children/adopted kids, what is your experience like?

That moment when you first saw your child after they were born, would you say that was one of the greatest moments of your life?


ell_13
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
Pecker will be here soon to explain it all.


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TH03
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
Have you ever owned a dog?


Dandaman
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
It's like jogging. It sucks the whole time, but every now and then, you feel good about it and get some euphoric experiences and somehow it seems worthwhile.
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DmitriKaramazov
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
Exhausting.


PortHudsonPlaya
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
I would think it’d be a lot like the dog scenario. Where you see the best parts out in public with good owners and well trained dogs.

Then you go get a dog and it’s nothing like that, and is your most regretted decision for about 10 years or until it dies.


Boudreaux35
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
Craziest roller coaster you'll ever ride. And it NEVER ends. Well, I suppose it CAN end, but only way it ends is in a manner no parent ever wants to experience. So, I'll just say it never ends.


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NYCAuburn
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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What Is It Like Being a Parent?


You forget about things like sleeping through the night when you want to or just sleeping in.


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That moment when you first saw your child after they were born, would you say that was one of the greatest moments of your life?


Its more the interaction when they get older and them looking up to you, IMO
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GetCocky11
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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What Is It Like Being a Parent?


You get a $2,000 tax credit per kid. That has to be nice.


ell_13
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your most regretted decision for about 10 years or until it dies
You probably shouldn't procreate with this perspective.


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hombreman9
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
Don’t let these morons get you down. You get out of it what you put into it. Sure, you will get frustrated, lose your temper, and it will consume all of your time. That said, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.


PipelineBaw
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
Being tired is now just a part of life. Seriously you will always be exhausted. Anyone saying the opposite is either a liar or a drug peddler


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Jim Rockford
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
No matter how sweet they are starting out, they all turn into surly teenagers.


777Tiger
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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You get a $2,000 tax credit per kid. That has to be nice.

not even a drop in the bucket


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Bert Macklin FBI
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
It is the greatest thing you could ever do but it is also the hardest, most frustrating, and never ending thing you will ever do.

It is a nonstop roller coaster of wonderful moments followed by head scratching moments.

I wouldn't trade it for the world.


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ell_13
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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Don’t let these morons get you down. You get out of it what you put into it. Sure, you will get frustrated, lose your temper, and it will consume all of your time. That said, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
Some of y'all are doing it wrong.


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TH03
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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You get a $2,000 tax credit per kid.


Yeah if you're poor. This is the OT. No one gets this credit.


LSURussian
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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What Is It Like Being a Parent?
It's sort of like doing your own taxes.

There are hours of boredom in between moments of sheer terror....


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LSUBoo
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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there is a lot of self-sacrifice involved... time, energy, money etc.


Yes, but if you have a good partner some of that can be minimized.

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My question for you parents is, what is it really like?


Tiring, but rewarding.

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Do you feel joy knowing that you created a life and the satisfaction that comes from raising children?


Yes.

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That moment when you first saw your child after they were born, would you say that was one of the greatest moments of your life?


Yes.


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GetCocky11
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re: What Is It Like Being a Parent?
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You get a $2,000 tax credit per kid.


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Yeah if you're poor. This is the OT. No one gets this credit.



It doesn't phase out until you hit an income of $400k for joint filers. Even by OT standards, that is high.


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