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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reclameshit2015 2016 2 years ago

*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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Hans 2 years ago

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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Helen Frances 2 years ago

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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Jonathan Eatsalot 2 years ago

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yes, lying will better equip them to handle life

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#5

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Jonathan Eatsalot 2 years ago

no, but it is funny

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#6

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Cyndie Birdsong 2 years ago

Hide & Seek. You go hide, and I'll count. (to 1000!)

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#7

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Hans 2 years ago

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

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#8

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Meg Bee 2 years ago

100% TRUTH.

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#9

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Hans 2 years ago

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

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#10

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TheHiddenWriter 2 years ago

ITS TRUE XDDD

#11

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Hans 2 years ago

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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Hans 2 years ago

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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Hans 2 years ago

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

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#14

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Happy Ghost 2 years ago

or don't kill spiders in the first place!

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#15

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Hans 2 years ago

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

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#16

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Hans 2 years ago

haha, that's the best one

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#17

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Hans 2 years ago

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

#18

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Hans 2 years ago

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

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#19

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Rhon 2 years ago

Definitely!!!!!!

#20

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Hans 2 years ago

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

#21

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Samantha Rodriguez 2 years ago

Genius!

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#22

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brandon sat 2 years ago

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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Karina Jadia 2 years ago

Ugh, learned that the hard way!

#24

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Hans 2 years ago

And be sure to cook coffee before that!

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#25

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Hans 2 years ago

Goal #1: feed the kids!

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#26

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brandon sat 2 years ago

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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MD 2 years ago

That's a whole tragic story in one sentence

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#28

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brandon sat 2 years ago

i dont see how this is a parenting tip.

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#29

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Hans 2 years ago

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

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#30

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Hans 2 years ago

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

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#31

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Greta Bu 2 years ago

Works on adults too

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#32

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Hans 2 years ago

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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#33

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Lauren Mitchell 2 years ago

99999999, rough.

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#34

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#35

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Rafi'ulfath Riwansia 2 years ago

I don't get this one.

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#36

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Ashlyn Krell 2 years ago

:( Such a sad day....

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#37

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Tina Bell 2 years ago

tee heeee

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#38

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#39

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Hans 2 years ago

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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brandon sat 2 years ago

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

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#41

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Rèdiño - - 2 years ago

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

#42

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#43

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Flora Polvado 2 years ago

Or Legos. Yeah, especially never Legos. Whimper

#44

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Hans 2 years ago

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

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#45

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#46

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Hans 2 years ago

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

#47

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Harlan Bleiler 2 years ago

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

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#48

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Hans 2 years ago

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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Hans 2 years ago

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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#51

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#52

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brandon sat 2 years ago

yep :-D

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#53

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Hans 2 years ago

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

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#54

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Zoee-Lou Boston 2 years ago

It helps to add jazz hands and high kicks.

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#55

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MD 2 years ago

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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Catalina Ioan 2 years ago

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

#57

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#58

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#59

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Flora Polvado 2 years ago

Where's the video, I gotta see the video!!

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#60

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#61

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Hans 2 years ago

In Europe, this goes for Nutella.

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#62

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#63

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#64

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Hans 2 years ago

Parenting pro tip: rejoyed when you realize that even though they are soaked afterwards, a waterpark will keep children entertained for a long, long time.

#65

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Flora Polvado 2 years ago

Abe Yosbe, you frighten me.

#66

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#67

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#68

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#69

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#70

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