It’s that time of the month again when moms and dads have yet another 31 days of parenting in the books. Welcome to Bored Panda’s list featuring parenting tweets: May edition! Because when it’s hard being a mom and dad, it’s also really fun, but time goes by and soon everything turns into memories.

Unless you share it on the internet. No wonder there’s a saying that what gets posted online stays there forever. And when it comes to parenting tweets, they surely can become a part of an excellent archive reliving our complex reality, including the absurdity, joy and challenge of it that comes with raising kids.

So let’s pull our seats closer and take a moment to see how May went for moms and dads on Twitter who didn’t miss a chance to share the hilarious conversations, accidents and experiences they had with the little ones.

After you’re done, there’s a lot more parenting tweets to chuckle at from previous months here, here and here.

#1

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thedad Report

Argle Bargle
Community Member
2 months ago

Sleep with one eye open

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#2

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perlhack Report

Deutschland Mädchen
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Oh this needs more upvotes

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#3

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Dadology_ Report

-Insert-name-
Community Member
2 months ago

but which potato? mommy potato or daddy potato? that is the question

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We all want what’s best for our kids. Sometimes, however, parents try so hard to be the best for their kids and make the little daredevils happy that they inevitably spoil them. A spoiled child can’t handle hearing “no” and instead responds by throwing tantrums or going into full meltdowns. As onlookers watch, wondering what’s up with the poor little kid, their parents face the obvious– it’s them who failed to set boundaries early, and things may be too late.

Some time ago, Bored Panda spoke with professional educator Lynn How, the author of “Positive Young Minds” who specializes in supporting parents, teachers, and children navigating through mental health issues and prevention. How shared a couple of insights into this topic about which many parents don’t feel comfortable talking.

#4

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michimama75 Report

MacKenzie Moore
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

pLEasE

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#5

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lmegordon Report

ThatRandomGuy
Community Member
2 months ago

OOOOOOHHHHHHH

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#6

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xennial_mom Report

Konpat
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Have kids at a very young age if you prefer to be mistaken for their older brother or kindergarden intern 🙄 speaking from experience

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How explained that a lack of appropriate boundaries can be very confusing for a child. “Although on the outside, these children can seem argumentative and rude, this stems from a lack of self-confidence on the inside as they have not been given these tools,” she said. The educator explained that “once their safety blanket of the parents spoiling them has been removed, coping on their own would bring on anxiety which could manifest itself as a tantrum.”

#7

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TheCiscoKidder Report

Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
2 months ago

To make it more convincing, have a white van nearby

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#8

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mommajessiec Report

Angela B
Community Member
2 months ago

Laughed way too hard at this one.

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#9

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pervocracy Report

censor
Community Member
2 months ago

I've yet to meet a dog that was a fussy eater. I've seen them eat cat poop.

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Spoiled children form behavior that manifests in communicating not just with their parents or caregivers, but with friends, relatives, even strangers too. “Often these children will have friendship issues as they find it challenging to let others have their own way and they may find it difficult to form positive relationships with other adults such as teachers due to difficulty with conformity,” How explained and added that this adds up to a childhood that is more challenging than it needs to be.

#10

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IDontSpeakWhine Report

censor
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait, KISS is still alive? I thought they'd have died of old age by now.

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#11

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HomeWithPeanut Report

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
2 months ago

An overthinker in the making!

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#12

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dadmann_walking Report

Diana Lucas
Community Member
2 months ago

The inherent danger of 1-click-purchase being enabled....

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What’s interesting is that much of spoiled behavior, if not treated early, continues into adulthood. “Do you know anyone who has trouble keeping their emotions in check when they don’t get their own way? It may be that they were spoilt as a child and this hasn’t done them any favors as they move into their adult life,” How told us.

She explained that these children may turn into adults who show less resilience when things go wrong and they may give up easily when things aren’t working out. Also, they want it all and they want it now, whereas most adults can tolerate delayed gratification.

#13

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oneawkwardmom Report

Nicky
Community Member
2 months ago

"Sleeping Beauty game" is the best parental hack ever! Whoever stays asleep the longest without moving wins!

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#14

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HenpeckedHal Report

Your local gay frog
Community Member
2 months ago

I mean... you said your hands. Not your feet! 🤣🦶≠✋️

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#15

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JuliePeloquin14 Report

Trillian
Community Member
2 months ago

We have „The boy who swims“ in the car (Nirvana‘s Nevermind album)

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“Other traits that they may display include a lack of independence as their problems were generally solved for them, an inability to take criticism as nothing they did badly would invoke the appropriate feedback, and the idea that everything should just come to them easily without too much work. This last point is also coupled with a huge sense of disappointment when it doesn’t work out.” Being spoiled as a child doesn’t set a child up to have positive relationships or good mental health as an adult and that becomes a way greater problem than it was when the kid was little.

#16

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kindminds_ Report

Artsy Bookworm
Community Member
2 months ago

Awwww❤️❤️❤️

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#17

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MumInBits Report

Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Cheese is magic, so fair enough.

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#18

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KatieDeal99 Report

Deutschland Mädchen
Community Member
2 months ago

My sister used to describe everything she didn't like as 'spicy'. The jig was up when she tried to use the term on pears and ice cream.

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#19

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Dad_At_Law Report

Lulxby
Community Member
2 months ago

*Gasp* NO ICE CREAM?! How cruel!

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#20

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reallifemommy3 Report

Nicky
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I had a German Shepherd who would spread love, eat my cooking enthusiastically, listen, and obey commands before having a human toddler.

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#21

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OyVeyLady Report

Konpat
Community Member
2 months ago

Moms A and B have got to be dog mums

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#22

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copymama Report

Alicia M
Community Member
2 months ago

My son has a baggie where he keeps 2 stuck together Skittles candies and he frequently reminds us not to eat it because it's an 8. He thinks he has a special piece, not realizing it's something that happens frequently. 😂

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#23

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MumInBits Report

Deutschland Mädchen
Community Member
2 months ago

🎶sweeeet home Alabama 🎶

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#24

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mcdadstuff Report

Jada Levijoki-White
Community Member
2 months ago

Ah s**t this is what I have to look forward to with my 4, 3, and 2 year old girls? I don't drink but someone bring wine.

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#25

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deloisivete Report

Remi
Community Member
2 months ago

If you can't love yourself...

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#26

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IHideFromMyKids Report

MacKenzie Moore
Community Member
2 months ago

did she get first place?

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#27

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smartass_moms Report

MacKenzie Moore
Community Member
2 months ago

basement is always a good option

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#28

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mommajessiec Report

doggo lover
Community Member
2 months ago

Omg this was exactly me when I was younger. Still have most of them to this day

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#29

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Daisyldoo Report

Argle Bargle
Community Member
2 months ago

My daughter had a friend over once, who kept asking, 'Where are the up stairs? You know, the stairs to go up?' She didn't know anybody who lived in a one-storey house.

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#30

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HomeWithPeanut Report

MacKenzie Moore
Community Member
2 months ago

close enough

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#31

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_SouthernMama Report

Tilfeldig Forbipasserende
Community Member
2 months ago

Hope it was a paper bag, or else the "didn't speak" could easily last a lot longer than the ride home.

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#32

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wizkhalifa Report

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
2 months ago

HAHA!! You wish! If anything, you will probably be even more late than before... and you won't even be able to blame traffic!

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#33

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sweetmomissa Report

Nicky
Community Member
2 months ago

Steve Martin once said, "Teach your kids to talk wrong. So on the first day of kindergarten, instead of saying, "Can I use the bathroom?" they say, "Can I mambo over to the banana patch?"

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#34

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KidsArentOnFire Report

Xenon
Community Member
2 months ago

We all know it’s a joke but folks, please do no take excessive amounts of ibuprofen. It can cause kidney failure. So can a lot of other OTC drugs, but that one is a particular problem.

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#35

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fullofmomsense Report

censor
Community Member
2 months ago

Already showed them "f**k fuckity f**k f**k f**k" in south park.

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