It's the first day of March, so you know what that means. Parenting tweets!

Every month, we at Bored Panda round up the funniest things moms and dads have said on Twitter in an attempt to capture the essence of the great and important challenges that are raising a kid.

So give your toddler something to distract them and continue scrolling to check out our best February finds.

If you go through the list and still have a minute or two to spare, fire up our earlier collections here and here.

#1

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IDontSpeakWhine Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

My niece and nephew are perfect little angels when they are their friends place, they only show their true beautiful, screaming and complaining selfsfor family lol.

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#2

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daddygofish Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

Legos are fun at any age!

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There are plenty of ways how kids can put a smile on their parents' faces. Talya Stone, a former public relations specialist turned blogger and the woman behind online journals Motherhood: The Real Deal and 40 Now What, finds humor in her children's actions as well as words.

"They never fail to delight with the hilarious things they say or do, which if we did as adults would probably have us locked away in some sort of facility!" she told Bored Panda.

#3

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bekindofwitty Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

I see no difference here.

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#4

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KatieDeal99 Report

Milady Blue
Community Member
4 months ago

You are the victim of the Mother's Curse - "I hope you have kids who are just as ornery as YOU are!"

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A few months ago, young children's ability to laugh and make jokes has been mapped by age for the first time using data from a new study involving nearly 700 children from birth to four years of age.

The findings, discovered by University of Bristol researchers and published in Behavior Research Methods, identify the earliest age humor emerges and how it typically builds in the first years of life.

#5

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UpsideDad Report

karla Meixnerová
Community Member
4 months ago

You're embarrassing her in front of the entire universe...

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#6

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XplodingUnicorn Report

some neko boy
Community Member
4 months ago

Pfffft hahahahahahahah

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Researchers from Bristol's School of Education created the 20-question Early Humour Survey (EHS) and asked the parents of 671 children aged 0 to 47 months from the UK, US, Australia, and Canada, to complete it.

The team found the earliest reported age that some children appreciated humor was one month, with an estimated 50% of kids enjoying jokes by two months, and 50% making them by 11 months.

The team also found that once children learned how to actually produce humor, they did quite often, with half of the children having joked in the last three hours.

#7

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mommajessiec Report

some neko boy
Community Member
4 months ago

*snorts* nolas

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#8

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ElyKreimendahl Report

Marcellus II
Community Member
4 months ago

Upvote for raising a kid with the right priorities like honesty, daddy, and dinosaurs.

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#9

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Dad_At_Law Report

Ace Girl
Community Member
4 months ago

lol

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One-year-olds appreciated several types of humor that involved getting a reaction from others. This included teasing, showing hidden body parts (e.g., taking off clothes), scaring others, and taboo topics (for example, toilet humor). They also found it funny to act like someone or something else (e.g., an animal).

Two-year-olds' humor already reflected language development, including mislabelling, playing with concepts (e.g., "Dogs say moo!"), and nonsense words. Children in this age group also demonstrated a mean streak as they appreciated making fun of others.

#10

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jakery Report

Milady Blue
Community Member
4 months ago

So is your house for that matter.

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#11

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chelsea_davison Report

Pumpkin Spice
Community Member
4 months ago

Can confirm.

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#12

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RateMySalad Report

Pumpkin Spice
Community Member
4 months ago

"Mum, this milk tastes funny.....Maybe it's spoiled...."

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Finally, 3-year-olds were found to play with social rules (e.g., saying naughty words just for the heck of it), and showed the beginnings of understanding tricks and puns.

"Our results highlight that humor is a complex, developing process in the first four years of life," Dr. Elena Hoicka, Associate Professor in Bristol's School of Education and the study's lead author, said. "Given its universality and importance in so many aspects of children’s and adults’ lives, it is important that we develop tools to determine how humor first develops so that we can further understand not only the emergence of humor itself, but how humor may help young children function cognitively, socially, and in terms of mental health."

#13

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HomeWithPeanut Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

How true! How very true!

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#14

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Dad_At_Law Report

shae
Community Member
4 months ago

The fact that he thinks old school rap will make him the cool dad to kids is the real joke here

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#15

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ElyKreimendahl Report

Antonia
Community Member
4 months ago

now you have to learn her to clean and cook

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#16

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
4 months ago

She's got a point there.

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However, as Talya Stone pointed out, there's a difference between laughing with and laughing at your kids.

"If it's the former, then, of course, go for it!" she said. "Younger children generally see laughter as a positive thing and love the attention of getting a laugh. Obviously, this changes as they get older so especially around the pre-teen and teen years when you most certainly wouldn't want to laugh at them unless you'd like a massive strop on your hands. As always, it's about reading the mood and atmosphere and knowing what the age-appropriate response is."

#17

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sweetmomissa Report

Orlando Pitcher
Community Member
4 months ago

I'll get the gravestone... *Gravestones

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#18

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SnarkyMommy78 Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

Sounds like my grandson

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#19

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reallifemommy3 Report

Oopsydaisy
Community Member
4 months ago

Wait till she finds it and hides it.

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#20

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threetimedaddy Report

Madzdad the Bard
Community Member
4 months ago

Na na na na na na na na, BAT CHEESE!

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For some parents, however, being around their kids — let alone laughing with them — is still a luxury. According to the Pew Research Center, U.S. fathers today have more opportunities to care for their children than they did a half-century ago, but most (63%) say they spend too little time with their little ones.

Moms, by comparison, still do more of the child care and are more likely than dads to be satisfied with how much they get to be around their kids. Still, it's only about half (53%) that say this.

#21

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MichaelVogel1 Report

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

It's MUCH more worrying when at teenager does that!

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#22

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sarcasticmommy4 Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

No doubt we have the same child!🤪

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#23

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
4 months ago

Even the hot iron couldn't deliver a burn like that.

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#24

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WendyMolyneux Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

You go Mommy!

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That means moms and dads should make the best of what they have. "I find some of our funniest conversations and moments with my kids happen on the way to and from school, at bedtime, or during dinner time," Talya Stone said.

"It's about carving out extra time. Even if it's only 5 or 10 minutes to connect and have fun. Finding small micro-moments that are achievable is the way forward here. This can be impromptu or be scheduled. You could even create a family ritual for, say, dinner or on Sunday afternoons. And of course, it is amazing how much space you can create for spending quality time with your kids when you cut down on using technology in their presence."

Just don't forget to tweet if there's something hilarious!

#25

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ramblinma Report

GenXandEarnedItAll
Community Member
4 months ago

And if we can't do that we'll follow behind you and ask you a million questions all at once.

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#26

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daddygofish Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
4 months ago

One of the many circles of life.

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#27

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Milady Blue
Community Member
4 months ago

Maybe she wanted to butter YOU up?

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#28

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Milady Blue
Community Member
4 months ago

The fussy eater super vision strikes again.

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#29

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dadmann_walking Report

Orlando Pitcher
Community Member
4 months ago

More gravestones coming up.

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#30

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morninggloria Report

IsABELLA
Community Member
4 months ago

https://www.etsy.com/listing/960443348/sleeping-baby-sign-shhh-baby-sleeping?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=do+not+knock+sign&ref=sc_gallery-1-1&bes=1&listing_id=960443348&listing_slug=sleeping-baby-sign-shhh-baby-sleeping&plkey=48d82d672cbee9c501d323218e6b5827236e2b0f%3A960443348

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#31

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HenpeckedHal Report

Summer Mason
Community Member
4 months ago

This. The big blue one has started a fist fight with my boys.

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#32

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HomeWithPeanut Report

shae
Community Member
4 months ago

My brain already does this, it might be fun to have someone else along for the ride. I'll consider your recommendation, sir

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#33

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

When I was 26 and my daughter was 5, she had old timers day at school. She dressed like me! I could not for the life of me see the humor.

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#34

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CrockettForReal Report

Summer Mason
Community Member
4 months ago

Future Betty white?

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#35

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SweetPea1636 Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
4 months ago

Well maybe you do look like a cute purple squirrel, we don't know.

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#36

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themultiplemom Report

Dhairya Gupta
Community Member
4 months ago

Why don't u like Thanos ??

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#37

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sarcasticmommy4 Report

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
4 months ago

Well he did ask.

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#38

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Dad_At_Law Report

rspanther
Community Member
4 months ago

Or a cat.

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#39

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TheCatWhisprer Report

Madzdad the Bard
Community Member
4 months ago

Just don't give them a stapler...

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#40

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Smooheed Report

LeoValdezAndFestus
Community Member
4 months ago

Did she see a pic of Donald Trump?

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#41

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HenpeckedHal Report

GenXandEarnedItAll
Community Member
4 months ago

The days are long but the years are short in parenting time.

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#42

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XplodingUnicorn Report

GenXandEarnedItAll
Community Member
4 months ago

And the commercials even better.

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#43

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themultiplemom Report

rumade
Community Member
4 months ago

6 year olds shouldn't have homework :( they need time to play and be kids

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#44

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ElyKreimendahl Report

VM37
Community Member
4 months ago

Mine does that with fish. "look mommy, it's a fish. Here are it's eyes, mouth, taill, flins.... It's dead, it can't bite me, or swimm. Let's cook it!

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#45

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Wordesse Report

g90814
Community Member
4 months ago

I'd hate to see what a Monday raisin looks like.

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#46

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
4 months ago

Precision : she did not say "going to Disneyland", she said "Disneyland"... Better start saving.

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#47

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MumInBits Report

Derpy_Greyh0und69
Community Member
4 months ago

lol and then there's the difference between 9 and 10!

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#48

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bessbell Report

Izzy Curer
Community Member
4 months ago

Quarantennials are going to be interesting

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#49

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

I guess there is a difference.

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#50

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SnarkyMommy78 Report

VM37
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

It takes about 2 and a half years or mabye 3 to get them to slep full night. Perfect time to have a other baby...... And we did that again. Why dont parents learn from ther mistakes?!

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