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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dramadelinquent Report

Dei Midkiff
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8 months 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
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8 months 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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PetrickSara Report

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
8 months ago

Been there.

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mom_ontherocks Report

Rebecah Ozuna
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8 months ago

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

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TheCatWhisprer Report

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
8 months ago

Life with siblings: a tweet

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Jamberee13 Report

Flisey
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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daddydoubts Report

Jolijn Njamin-Geurts van Kessel
Community Member
8 months ago

I can relate to this post 100%

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saltymamas Report

SacredPistachio
Community Member
8 months ago

I mean...I guess?

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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

This girl will make her way! Genius!

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Lhlodder Report

eliana
Community Member
8 months ago

why does yours look like that-?

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SnarkyMommy78 Report

Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

Absolutely.

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com3t0think0fit Report

Chris Watson
Community Member
8 months 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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BunAndLeggings Report

ElectroPhoenix
Community Member
8 months ago

'She won' lol

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HomeWithPeanut Report

David Martin
Community Member
8 months 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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sarcasticmommy4 Report

LuckyL
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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whinecheezits Report

Niffler_13
Community Member
8 months ago

lmao

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mommajessiec Report

Janine B.
Community Member
8 months ago

It's just like having cats. lol

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thedad Report

Rebecah Ozuna
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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TheNYAMProject Report

Iulia Ilie
Community Member
8 months ago

OMG! So accurate

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bessbell Report

Dianna Siever
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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BunAndLeggings Report

Dianna Siever
Community Member
8 months 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
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8 months 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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HomeWithPeanut Report

Edgar Rops
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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Rebecah Ozuna
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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DadandBuried Report

Katherine Boag
Community Member
8 months ago

MONSTER

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mommajessiec Report

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
8 months ago

Let it starve!

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Lhlodder Report

Anna Moreno
Community Member
8 months ago

I can totally relate to that!!

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looksliketuttut Report

Anna Moreno
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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Sheila Lewis
Community Member
8 months ago

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

Jane Alexander
Community Member
8 months ago

And then there's the time that my little brother painted our dog pink and the neighbors s dog too.

Fantom
Community Member
6 months ago

Oops! What did the neighbors say?

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Stille20
Community Member
8 months ago

I was that child... I think there is still pink nail polish on the closet floor... the kicker is, it was a gift. I think it came with a doll or something. Terrible gift!

Cristina Misievici
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

and if you don't have nail polish, white-out will do just as well, especially on natural oakwood :{

Cynthia Adam
Community Member
8 months ago

lmao...YESSSSSS

Fiona de Wolfe
Community Member
1 month ago

My daughter wrote “I hate you” on my car steering wheel in clear nail polish - at least it was clear!

Ivana Lukić Burazin
Community Member
8 months ago

So true...

Deborah Kelly
Community Member
8 months ago

Or wall...

Fran Morasco
Community Member
8 months ago

My sons painted my bureau top while being babysat by their grandmom

Tara
Community Member
8 months ago

Or sheets. Or carpet. Or anything.

Misty Suarez-Forehand
Community Member
8 months ago

My daughter left a bottle and the toddler opened it and poured it all over. I smelled it before finding it in his toys. Ugh

Reee
Community Member
8 months ago

The bathroom floor is an eye killer to this day

Dirgni San
Community Member
8 months ago

If the dog is missing, it means the kids is painting the dog's toenails and the vet will tell you that the best thing to do is let it grow out. You get to walk a dog with pink toenails.

Liam Walsh
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8 months ago

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fowlcomics Report

Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

The more you tell the more likely to happen.

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Hans
Community Member
8 months 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
Community Member
8 months ago

Yes, fridges do a great job cooling stuff.

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Rebecah Ozuna
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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daddydoubts Report

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
8 months ago

Free contraception!

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Lin_Manuel Report

Dianna Siever
Community Member
8 months ago

10/10 would also lay on body pillow

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dishs_up Report

CookieNeerrrrd
Community Member
8 months ago

baby shark doo do doo do doo doo

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Rebekah
Community Member
8 months 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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UnFitz Report

Rebecah Ozuna
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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stayathomies Report

Sonya Jersey
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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Steph_I_Will Report

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
8 months 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
Community Member
8 months ago

Ah, now that's a dilemma.

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XplodingUnicorn Report

Nianudd
Community Member
8 months 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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DraggingFeeties Report

Dianna Siever
Community Member
8 months ago

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

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chrissyteigen Report

Dianna Siever
Community Member
8 months ago

Pro mom power move

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