It’s that time of year when summer is drawing to a close and autumn is on the horizon — and witty moms and dads can’t wait to tell everyone about the hilarious shenanigans their little daredevils came up with this past month. As you can guess, it’s time for Bored Panda’s newest batch of funny and relatable parenting tweets: August edition!

As parents had another four weeks dealing with the hilarious antics of their kids, we continue to acknowledge just how demanding and rewarding this business of being a parent is. Because parenthood is a challenge where you never know what your little one will say or do next, so you must be prepared for virtually anything, especially taking their amusing nuggets of wisdom online.

Even after juggling work and home life and making sure there's always a meal on the table, people still manage to find time to commiserate with fellow adults and crack everyone up on Twitter. So we have gone through the platform and wrapped up a collection of the twist, turns, and funny in-betweens parents had the pleasure of surviving this month. Be sure to upvote your favorite tweets and let us know about your own recent adventures in the comments!

Psst! After you're done laughing through this list, there's plenty more entertaining content in our earlier pieces from July, June, and May.

#2

Parenting

IHideFromMyKids Report

Nadine Debard
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ouch that hurts even more than scrolling down the effing 'year of birth calendar' for centuries before finding yours.

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Parenting

BunAndLeggings Report

Vier WB
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You were laughing but she was probably really bummed out she didn't get it.

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As everyone is starting to feel the autumn blues, parents face new challenges since the kids are switching back to classrooms. After all, it’s a conflicting time for moms and dads all across the globe. On one hand, it’s a chance for them to finally unwind and know their little one will be someone else’s problem for at least one part of the day. On the other, they’re bound to miss these beautiful creatures and their never-ending pranks.

But for children who haven’t flexed their brain cells in months, it can feel daunting. They have been waking up later, playing outside, and going on all sorts of adventures throughout the summer, so September changes can be disruptive. But according to Rachel Busman, Psy.D., a former senior director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, NYC, assessing how your child feels is key. "Keep the talk brief and open-ended. You might say, 'What's on your mind when you think of school?'" she told Parents.

Dr. Busman pointed out that returning to daily routines won't be a problem if parents prepare beforehand. "Some things will be easy and some may be difficult. But after an initial adjustment period, kids will settle back in."

#4

Parenting

Dad_At_Law Report

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They wrote on walls, and now they are all DEAD!!

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Getting back to a healthy sleep routine is one way to ease kids into the change. The expert explained that gradually moving bedtime earlier by a half hour each week before school starts will help with the transition. However, it’s important to ensure the children know this decision is not up for debate. "Be firm and clear: 'I know you've enjoyed staying up late, and you can a little on the weekends. Starting Monday, bedtime will be at such and such time,'" Dr. Busman added.

If your little one rejects the idea, come up with fun pre-bedtime activities like reading or playing music to show that bedtime is something to look forward to. And if you are a parent to a few munchkins, it’s best to make it a one-on-one experience. "Kids crave time when they feel like the center of the universe, so make it a special thing between you—or whoever has the bedtime shift—and them," Dr. Busman suggested.

#7

Parenting

HollyBallantine Report

KENOBI
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is my life goals right here

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mom_needsalife Report

That other Panda
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you try to think of a funny comment but forget what the heck you’re going to say so just explain your situation to the world and damn I’m thinking & typing at the same time again.

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Another challenge that can seem intimidating for the kids is being apart from their moms and dads. Of course, this may be a temporary concern because they can quickly adjust while surrounded by other children and participating in engaging activities. But to ease the shift, Laura S. Olivos, Psy.D., a psychologist at the Olive Tree Center for Child and Family Psychology in Miami Beach, advised you to try out a three-pronged approach to address separation anxiety in your child.

According to Dr. Olivos, it’s best to start by creating structured routines to balance the nervous system. For example, you can design a visual schedule filled with colors that allow your little one to know the activities and tasks for the day. Then, let your child make choices in their routine so they can feel in control and be more autonomous.

"The third thing I would do is normalize worries and offer tools they can use to cope," Dr. Olivos said. These include mindfulness, breathing exercises, or anything else that helps your child to calm down. "Encourage them to breathe through their anxiety. And tell them you're proud of them for working through this."

#10

Parenting

HomeWithPeanut Report

Mayra
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

…and making sure no one touches the thermostat

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#12

Parenting

MommyCocktail Report

Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The killer is when Mommy Cocktail simply hasn't lost the pregnancy weight from giving birth to kiddo. Sending you a bottle of bourbon, Mommy Cocktail.

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For some parents, this can be an emotional time, too. Being separated from your child can feel like a chaotic journey filled with worries and countless twists and turns, and it can be incredibly hard. But let's face it, what do you do when things in life are seriously demanding? You poke fun at them, of course! Because laughter is the best medicine and the best way to take it is to laugh through the hilarious jokes moms and dads share online that talk all about the truth of raising kids.

#13

Parenting

Lottie_Poppie Report

Trillian
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My favorite quote from Modern Family: I'm a mom travelling with her kids. That's not a vacation, that's a business trip.

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#15

Parenting

TheCatWhisprer Report

As Holly Connors, author of the acclaimed blog Simplify Create Inspire and a working mom of two energetic girls, told Bored Panda in an earlier interview, parents need to keep it real. "Parenting can feel very isolated, especially if you do not have a great support system around you," she said. "This is where the online world can be both a great help and a hindrance. There is definitely some media that makes you feel like you are failing and this has absolutely no benefit for anyone. Especially not a parent navigating daily struggles as they learn alongside their child."

"However, hearing other people share stories of struggles, wins and very relatable moments is a great reminder that we aren't alone and that there is a massive community out there of people to connect with and learn from."

Parenting is hardly ever easy, but Holly reminded us there are plenty of positive and rewarding experiences that make all efforts worthwhile. "The best part of the parenting journey is seeing your child grow and adapt through each stage of development and marveling at the incredible resilience children show," she told us.

"We can learn a lot from our kids and there is no greater magic than appreciating the world through their eyes and their unique perspectives. Something you have seen and done 1000 times is suddenly new and exciting as they experience it for the first time. No other bond that compares to this!"

#19

Parenting

momsense_ensues Report

RafCo (he/him)
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol, that's my 7. Me: Don't forget to brush your teeth! Her: Great! This is going to be the worst day of my life!

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#20

Parenting

copymama Report

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratulations!! I need to teach my kids AND my wife how to do that!

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As parents, you also need to be able to laugh and make fun of all the little things, too. Holly told us that humor is among the most important things every household should have. "The simple act of being able to find joy in small moments every day greatly improves our well-being and satisfaction with life, even during the hardest of seasons."

Holly added laughter is also a way to build stronger and more resilient relationships with your partner and your little ones. "It can help keep the bond between a couple strong when they are learning together on the parenthood journey, reminding them they are a team capable of great things together, including fun!"

#25

Parenting

oneawkwardmom Report

Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, shoot. This reminds me of the time that my brother-in-law had an asthma attack. He asked his young son to get his inhaler, and the son continued playing videogames while his Dad was fighting for breath. The son has since grown up and turned out great, but that was a rough day.

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#26

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itssherifield Report

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

I'm tired of babysitting my moms grandkids every day.

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Lastly, the mom-of-two stressed that parenthood is the most wonderful time in your life and the most challenging. "And it's perfectly normal for it to be both! It's also okay to admit that it's hard! Surround yourself with positive influences and media that make you feel good during this time. If something makes you feel worse, it's not for you. Your journey is nothing like anyone else's and it will never look Instagram perfect. Many people will share their highlights reel, so find people that allow you to be you and share the good, the bad and the messy moments too," she concluded.

#29

Parenting

notmythirdrodeo Report

Trillian
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also, none of the stuff on the supply list is in stock anywhere and has to be ordered especially. No switching brands!

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#30

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ej11lizzie Report

Sheila Stamey
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope. Just took the stroller in there . Why shake the ticking time bomb?

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#31

Parenting

Dad_At_Law Report

#34

Parenting

mollymcnearney Report

Stephanie A Mutti
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You'll walk out with more money from Bora Bora than Target.

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#35

Parenting

XplodingUnicorn Report

Felice Coles
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bet you hate the rule now: "there are no favorites in our house."

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#36

Parenting

mom_tho Report

Hello_my_name_is_Genevieve
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Always easier to remember we love them when they're still and quiet.

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#41

Parenting

MumInBits Report

#44

Parenting

MumInBits Report

RafCo (he/him)
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL! When my middle child was 4 she started singing a song in the back seat which really was just her screaming "SPIDERS DON'T EXIST RIGHT NOW!". There was a spider outside her window, and she was just wishing as hard as she could.

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#46

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threetimedaddy Report

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

My three year olds mueslibar broke in two pieces. Can you imagine his rage?

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#47

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ib_2cute Report

censorshipsucks
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't see the problem here. Parents are allowed to have a life.

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#48

Parenting

IHideFromMyKids Report

censorshipsucks
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Start walking away ... they usually get separation anxiety, panic and get out by themselves.

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#50

Parenting

oneawkwardmom Report

Jaekry
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have you noticed? Furniture designs went from 'as low as possible' to Roomba accessible.

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