Parenting is hard work. Luckily, experienced moms and dads are tweeting how they handle their everyday struggles to let the beginners know what it's like to raise a child. Or at least amuse them while they're drowning in diapers. From taking your little one to the public toilet to making them put on pants, these tweets compiled by Bored Panda should definitely resonate with sleep-deprived parents who just want to catch a break. And if you don't have a kid, they might give you an understanding of what you'd be getting yourself into if you choose to become one.

For more similar content, check out Bored Panda's earlier posts 121 Hilarious Parenting Tweets That Every Parent Can Relate To and The 298 Most Hilarious Parenting Tweets Of The Year So Far (New Pics).

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Dei Midkiff 2 weeks ago

Well, better late than never.. good luck!

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In his book, The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting, Laurence Steinberg, PhD, provides a few guidelines based on 75 years of studies. Most parents do a pretty good job of raising kids, the psychologist said, but truly effective parenting means not just relying on natural instincts but on knowing what works and why as well.

For starters, children should never be hit -- not even a slap on a toddler's bottom, he told WebMD. "If your young child is headed into danger, into traffic, you can grab him and hold him, but you should under no circumstances hit him."

Steinberg's 10 principles aren't just for parents. They hold true for anyone who deal with children -- coach, teacher, babysitter, he says.

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Hans 2 weeks ago

Think positive. Could be in the bed...

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"What you do makes a difference," Steinberg said. "Your kids are watching you. Don't just react on the spur of the moment. Ask yourself, 'What do I want to accomplish, and is this likely to produce that result?'"

The hard part is that being an involved parent doesn't only take time, it also means rethinking and rearranging your priorities. "It frequently means sacrificing what you want to do for what your child needs to do. Be there mentally as well as physically."

However, being involved isn't doing a child's homework -- or reading it over or correcting it. "Homework is a tool for teachers to know whether the child is learning or not," Steinberg explained. "If you do the homework, you're not letting the teacher know what the child is learning."

What moms and dads need to remember is that parenting is a marathon, not a sprint. Adults work on their relationships with other adults, including friendships, marriage, and dating, and the same should apply for their relationship with their kids.

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Rebecah Ozuna 2 weeks ago

Why can't we comment on overly downvoted people???????? I demand freedom of speech.

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Elizabeth Schuyler 2 weeks ago

Life with siblings: a tweet

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Flisey 2 weeks ago

When life throws you lemons... hug it, care for it and take it sightseeing ^_^

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Jolijn Njamin-Geurts van Kessel 2 weeks ago

I can relate to this post 100%

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SacredPistachio 2 weeks ago

I mean...I guess?

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Hans 2 weeks ago

This girl will make her way! Genius!

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eliana 2 weeks ago

why does yours look like that-?

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Hans 2 weeks ago

Absolutely.

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Chris Watson 2 weeks ago

Look! If kids can believe in the Easter Bunny, the boogie man.. etc - they can believe Disney is locked. Great idea mom. Ignore the other comments.

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ElectroPhoenix 2 weeks ago

'She won' lol

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David Martin 2 weeks ago

I was once at the airport waiting for the plane when I hear the 4-6 year old across from me say "Why can't we get on the plane yet? I'm bored". The mother didn't even bat an eye before saying "Well maybe if you ever went to bed on time, the airplane wouldn't have to be late." Those things are not even remotely related, but I applaud your parenting, Stranger Woman

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LuckyL 2 weeks ago

If it's silent suddenly - then you really have to walk up there

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Niffler_13 2 weeks ago

lmao

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Janine B. 2 weeks ago

It's just like having cats. lol

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Rebecah Ozuna 2 weeks ago

Being a single and childless doesn't seem so bad knowing this........experiences.

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Chyppa Homer 2 weeks ago

And if you find them actually doing nothing, you take their temperature :D

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Iulia Ilie 2 weeks ago

OMG! So accurate

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Dianna Siever 2 weeks ago

Bet you didn't even share every ultrasound... you monster

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Dianna Siever 2 weeks ago

I hope this was a stall inside another bathroom, but in my heart I know the door opened directly into Target's entry way.

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David Martin 2 weeks ago

My all time favorite was using a restroom in Disneyland, and from the next stall I hear "No, no, no, don't touch that with your penis!"

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Edgar Rops 2 weeks ago

Parent of three: if a kid eats cat food, it is a cat's problem.

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Rebecah Ozuna 2 weeks ago

Did the kid survived this comeback???????

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Michelle Muirhead 2 weeks ago

Let it starve!

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Anna Moreno 2 weeks ago

I can totally relate to that!!

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Anna Moreno 2 weeks ago

Don't ever get cats because they do the same thing!

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Sheila Lewis 1 week ago

My son tried to paint the fire place with red nail varnish!

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Hans 2 weeks ago

The more you tell the more likely to happen.

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Hans 2 weeks ago

Call me hopelessly romantic, but when they ultimately lie in bed, sleeping peacefully cuddled, you know what true happiness is and how you have contributed to it!

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Rebecah Ozuna 2 weeks ago

Yes, fridges do a great job cooling stuff.

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Rebecah Ozuna 2 weeks ago

I'm saving my children out of this horrible torture by not having them. Church is boooring!

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Michelle Muirhead 2 weeks ago

Free contraception!

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Dianna Siever 2 weeks ago

10/10 would also lay on body pillow

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CookieNeerrrrd 2 weeks ago

baby shark doo do doo do doo doo

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Rebekah 2 weeks ago

Please do not confuse me with the Rebecah below. I beg of you. This single mom knows better than to say something so ridiculous.

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Rebecah Ozuna 2 weeks ago

Hahaha! Pass the baby around. Her priorities are set as high as mine.

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Sonya Jersey 2 weeks ago

lol same goes with the sound of your pet throwing up. instant wake up

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Roxy Eastland 2 weeks ago

In our house the proper way was called 'the banana way'. The toddler is now 16 and I can guarantee she doesn't put her socks on 'the banana way' because it took too long to no benefit.

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A B C 2 weeks ago

Ah, now that's a dilemma.

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Nianudd 2 weeks ago

Why can't we eat pizza for breakfast? I don't understand. I'm 38 and had spicy tomato and bacon pasta for breakfast. I don't get this 'thing' that you're only allowed certain foods at certain times.

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Dianna Siever 2 weeks ago

So true "MOM, YOU'RE NOT WATCHING!".

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Dianna Siever 2 weeks ago

Pro mom power move

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