Parenting can be tough, especially if you haven't done it before. Sure you can read about what to do in books, but sometimes what you really need is raw, undiluted advice from people who have been there and lived to tell the tale.

Take a look at this funny list of parenting tips compiled by Bored Panda to see what we mean. In it you'll find a whole host of useful information that you won't find in how-to books or YouTube tutorials. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

#1

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realjjewels Report

reclameshit2015 2016
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*Turns off internet and sees dishes to wash appear, clothes to laundry, floors to vacuum clean, tables to dust*.... *Turns on internet again 0.0;*

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#2

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also, check if all insurance documents are complete, the vaccuum cleaner has a fresh bag, and repair equipment is at hand.

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#3

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Helen Frances
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My nieces are allowed to borrow as many books from the library that they can carry.

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#4

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TheAlexNevil Report

Jonathan Eatsalot
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6 years ago

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yes, lying will better equip them to handle life

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#7

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FrozenSighs Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I do not think drunken kids will make your life easier. Quite the contrary. :P

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#9

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CoachChiv Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unfortunately, the same sentence from an adult's mouth increases the radius at least 2-fold.

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#11

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CrazyExhaustion Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does that work? My easter experiences is that the particularly hard to find eggs will NOT be found by the children...and the adults will afterwards search them, fearing the rotting smell that would come after a few days. Well, socks do not rot, but I doubt this will win you time in the end...

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#12

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DebraJenson Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's only #MomWin until she realized dad has exploited the situation by handing sweats to all of them.

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#13

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It could be worse. Paint, super glue, matches...or not coming at all, just grabbing the stuff...

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#15

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Probably kids can use the "unplug Internet" pareting tip on you in turn.

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#16

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IanMenard Report

#17

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

After all, it is daddy who faced the charges, not them. :D

#18

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smilely_gal Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Parenting pro tip: do not put a naked toddle onto the couch without anything waterproof, disposable below.

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#20

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Parenting pro tip: do not do this if you want to get home before you are hungry.

#22

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ParentNormal Report

brandon sat
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that one can come back to bite you...because once they learn to skate...they are gone and your arm is no longer needed as a crutch.

#23

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JessicaValenti Report

Karina Jadia
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ugh, learned that the hard way!

#26

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Gennefer Report

brandon sat
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

hahaha, i do this with my 3yr old, but i suspect that she knows im lying sometimes ;-)

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#27

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Cheeseboy22 Report

MD
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a whole tragic story in one sentence

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#29

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bcmgsupermommy Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This could also be under "cat-keeping tips".

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#30

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unless you were J. R. R. Tolkien, in which case this was probably actually true.

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#32

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the818 Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pro-pro-tip: never bribe your child, as the next bribe will at least doubled. Kids do not need to have had math in school to be street-smart in such regard...

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#34

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Cheeseboy22 Report

#38

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Cheeseboy22 Report

#39

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not if they have a tablet of their own...this tip has a clear age limit.

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#40

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Cheeseboy22 Report

brandon sat
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

obviously this Abe guy doesn't have kids ;-)

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#41

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Rèdiño - -
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unless u were never told the story of a chubby man bringing gifts

#42

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KenJennings Report

#43

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TheRealDratch Report

Flora Polvado
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or Legos. Yeah, especially never Legos. Whimper

#44

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Contwixt Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you define "soon" as 60 years, this is a realistic bet.

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#45

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Cheeseboy22 Report

#46

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karri_leigh Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Parenting pro tip: go to the fridge when they are finally in bed!

#47

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DadandBuried Report

Harlan Bleiler
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And lotion and tell you wife I'll talk to you again in 18 yrs

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#48

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Parenting tip: plan a little bit in advance. It will save you transforming your home into a storage hall.

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#49

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cheeseboy22 Report

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Parenting pro tip: if your kids learn to read they will after a while cease bringing you the same book to read to them every single morning.

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#50

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Cheeseboy22 Report

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#51

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Cheeseboy22 Report

#53

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LindaInDisguise Report

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I put a blender onto my head, it horribly hurts.

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#55

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juliasegal Report

MD
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's because you have to say "I wish the goblin king would come and take you away, right now".... I mean i haven't watch that move dozens of times...

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#56

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jenniferweiner Report

Catalina Ioan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought not leaving her anywhere near scissors was pretty much parenting 101 to begin with :D

#57

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cheeseboy22 Report

#58

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Cheeseboy22 Report

#60

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DadandBuried Report

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#62

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Cheeseboy22 Report

#63

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