If we were to look at numbers alone, it would be clear that James Breakwell is one of the most popular family content creators on the internet. With over a million followers on Twitter alone, his stuff reaches people from all over the world. But as impressive as it is, the size of his fan army isn't the reason why we at Bored Panda adore him so much. It's Breakwell's actual material that sets him apart, which is unlike the recycled pseudo-inspirational clickbait you so often see on parenting blogs. Take his tweets for example. Sharing snippets from the conversations he has with his daughters, James paints a funny and sincere picture of his household, and you don't need to have kids to enjoy them. His humor is universal.

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We managed to get in touch with James and he was kind enough to tell us more about his family.

"I would describe my parenting style as one of loving neglect," the dad explained to Bored Panda.

"I’m the opposite of a helicopter parent. I’m more of an observe-from-a-safe-distance parent. That way, my kids develop a sense of independence and learn from their mistakes, all while I’m outside the blast zone."

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James needs a "Manager" pin.

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Breakwell thinks it may have been his own folks who shaped him as a father.

"My own parents were very laid back. They never pressured me in any way, yet I excelled at many things. I also failed—hard—at an exhaustive list of activities," he said.

"My mom and dad gave me the freedom to figure out who I was and what I wanted to do. That’s a large part of the reason I’m a comedy writer today. So basically they ruined my life."

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NsG
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooh, can we take bets on which one? (Also bumping a hidden comment down)

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Humor, however, is what ties evertything together. "Jokes keep me sane," James said. "A terrible disaster just makes for more content. For example, this week, my appendix ruptured and I nearly died. It made for a great newsletter."

But that's just scrathing the surface. If you are interested in hearing the resr of it, you can subscribe to James's newsletter at jamesbreakwell.substack.com. "It’s the best way to learn more about my parenting style and my occasionally exploding organs," he added.

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Deborah Harris
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My 19 year old is too lazy to even use the toaster, can we swap kids?

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Amanda Rose
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pretty much all group projects ever. School or work related.

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blobby_grrl
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yeah, the guinea pigs get really rage, don't they...

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Caitlyn Fell
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, they're just angel's at Grandma's... I was the same 😅

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Caitlyn Fell
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well? Can they? It's an important world changing question you know

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Amanda Rose
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes! That is exactly how I feel about math.

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Caitlyn Fell
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course. Life is all about time management and prioritizing. You raised her well 🙌

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Ellieee
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In third grade we would always have lessons on the carpet to I guess be more connected or smthg? Anyways we were bored so my friend tried to show me how to breakdance, and I spun around a bunch and accidentally tripped a kid who was carrying a couple boxes of pastels. He landed flat on his face. The teacher called my parents. It was not a great day

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