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The month is drawing to a close, so you know what that means — a new Bored Panda collection of funny and relatable parenting tweets.

That's right, just like in March, February, January, and the years before 2022, we're continuing the no-filter series in an attempt to normalize every step of this highly demanding and equally rewarding journey.

After all, raising kids is more than dressing them up in nice clothes and taking the little rascals to play dates. There are the never-ending questions, the meltdowns, the wiping (faces, hands, butts, dribbles, snot, poo, vomit…), and, of course, the unsolicited advice from the twenty-something childfree 'grownups'.

But moms and dads learn how to deal with all of this, and much, much more. They're often sleep-deprived, tired, and have little time for their personal lives, and yet, they persevere.

So let's take a moment to see what they go through and how they deal with everything. Continue scrolling and check out what parents had to say this April!

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Your kid is not the WORST patient we've had... This one kid tore down all our paintings! Wait.. that was your kid? Oh, nevermind..."

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Naturally, all of the challenges that come with parenting make moms and dads ask themselves if they're up for it. So we contacted broadcaster, lifestyle blogger, and parenting expert Vicki Broadbent to ask her about the mindset that can brace them for all the bumps along the road.

"I think confidence generally tends to come with experience but that shouldn't apply to parenting as parents and guardians can read their babies and children's cues and needs instinctively, so you must trust your gut," the woman behind the acclaimed blog Honest Mum told Bored Panda.

"Doctors have told me of many cases where the mum and dad had been correct in pursuing further investigations despite initial tests being negative only to find that, yes, there was indeed something wrong with their child. Mama (and Papa) knows best."

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can;t get that visual out of my head. I may have just discovered my new muse.

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The bestselling author said parents are hyper-aware of their children's needs because biologically, they are built to keep the little ones safe and well. Knowing this should give them at least some reassurance.

"I always think mothers, in particular, are superhuman," Broadbent added. "I've woken up in the night instinctively knowing something is wrong with one of my kids, only to find one has a fever, for example. I've even used my peripheral vision to prevent a car accident with my boys. Believe in yourself, no one knows their kid better than you do!"

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For everyone who wants to grow as a parent, Broadbent suggests focusing inwards and working on their boundaries.

"People love to give unsolicited advice to parents, so be open (some advice might be useful), polite but firm if you disagree, particularly if you feel family members are becoming overbearing," she said.

"I would read a select few parenting books too to empower yourself (my book Mumboss (UK) / The Working Mom (US + Canada) is an informative, nonjudgemental read)."

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"I would also recommend considering therapy so you can heal from any past trauma ... so you build your own self-worth and confidence, enabling you to raise your children confidently," Broadbent said.

"Once you know yourself deeply and respect and love yourself, you can share that gift and those important skills with your kids."

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How would you feel if some massive rando that bosses you around and tells you to eat your veggies just randomly decides to throw out your daughter? how would you feel?

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According to research by Lifetime Daily, one in three parents are more open to advice about jobs and education from their relatives than they are to those regarding lifestyle choices or their kids.

Interestingly, the site noted that Baby Boomers considered their family members to be less intrusive when it came to raising kids than Gen Zs (those born between 1996 and 2011). This is likely due to the concept of "helicopter parenting," which first came about around 25 years ago.

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According to the survey, parents were considered the nosiest family members, followed by in-laws, extended family, and then siblings. However, those who were surveyed also said that parents' advice was best received out of those categories, followed by extended family.

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Phew! Because bright red poop in a young child can also be a sign of a very serious bowel disorder that needs immediate medical help. Source: thankfully did not die of this myself, but it was close.

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When it comes to outsiders teaching you how to raise your own kids, something that can be particularly frustrating, Broadbent thinks the best way to respond to them is with love and kindness. But also honesty. "I would gently make it clear that I prefer doing x, y, z, for example, but thank you."

Parent-shaming isn't harmless and it can be impossible to avoid. Luckily, solidarity (whether it's expressed in real life or through Twitter) can be a good antidote against it.

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It was just one moment of weakness. I admit I am only human. Please forgive me...

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My grandson (6yo) rarely says a word except a muttered 'yes' or 'no'. Imagine our surprise when on a long trip in the country he started counting 1 2 3 4 5 6 etc. He got to over a thousand before we managed to divert his attention to animal names which went on for another hour with animals I'd never heard of, the 'tarsier' sticks in my mind. He too has a limited vocabulary according to his teacher. Lol

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And nobody said a thing about home-schooling either - and how many of us had past experience of that to draw on.

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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"but mommy wanted an extra challenge so thats why her hands were handcuffed and daddy was headbutting her legs!"

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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WTF is that? Liquid egg whites in a carton? Why is that even a thing?

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Note: this post originally had 114 images. It’s been shortened to the top 35 images based on user votes.

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