Happy spooktacular month! If you are a parent, this time may be especially busy for you. From creating a smashing DIY Halloween costume for your little daredevil to some of you still homeschooling your kids, working from home, and trying not to worry too much about the future in these uncertain times.

So for those of you who need a little pick-me-up, we have a monthly treat—this hilariously relatable compilation with parenting tweets baked straight out of the oven. From kids’ shenanigans to parents sharing their daily wisdom in painfully funny one-liners, October’s list has it all.

Get yourself a pumpkin spice latte, scroll down, upvote your favorite posts, and let us know how your parenting game has been going this month in the comments!

If you've fallen behind on the series, fire up our earlier collections: September, August, and July.

#1

Parenting-Tweets-October

thedad Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
11 months ago

Love this

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#2

Parenting-Tweets-October

HenpeckedHal Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

I need a friend like Caleb

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#3

Parenting-Tweets-October

WhoTheFIsAP Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
11 months ago

So sweet

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From our monthly parenting tweets series, we all have realized how being a mom or a dad is not for everyone. It requires a sheer amount of patience, dedication, and thinking ‘outside the box’ which, unsurprisingly, makes being a parent among the hardest jobs out there.

The only harder thing than being a parent is being a single parent, tackling all the challenges of raising your kid on your own. So to find out more about the hardships of being a single parent, we spoke with Natalie Maximets, a certified life transformation coach at “Online Divorce,” which is a professional divorce document preparation service with 20 years of market history.

#4

Parenting-Tweets-October

RodLacroix Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

And that's why freddy is only bothering teenagers ever since

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#5

Parenting-Tweets-October

GeeSweetYeeks Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Good luck with that

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#6

Parenting-Tweets-October

mommajessiec Report

Buren
Community Member
11 months ago

Mom! My savior, my hero! What? NOooooooooOOoOOOOo

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“Being a single parent is equally difficult for both a mother and father,” Natalie said and added that most of these difficulties appear during puberty. “Do you think it is easy for a father to talk to his daughter about the first menstrual period or go together to choose the first bra? At the very least, it will be awkward for both.”

However, single dads face quite a lot of other challenges in addition to the ones mentioned above. “Many single fathers do not want to be overly strict with their children. Instead, they try to be soft, caring, and reasonable so that children do not feel neglected. In the same way, single fathers often try to make up for the absence of a mother in the family.” Natalie explained that this often leads to the fathers overindulging their children or giving up discipline altogether

#7

Parenting-Tweets-October

HenpeckedHal Report

Witchling
Community Member
11 months ago

Practical. Actually brilliant!!

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#8

Parenting-Tweets-October

daddygofish Report

Gala h
Community Member
11 months ago

My daughter locked me out of the house once while I was putting the washing up. Went to the window "open the door darling...". Up until I saw her face I thought it was an accident but she seemed way too pleased with herself. I had to break into my own house!

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#9

Parenting-Tweets-October

KayAyDrew Report

Buren
Community Member
11 months ago

Shape shifters, unauthorized clones could be out there. Your daughter will do great in the future

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Moreover, as confusing as it sounds, single fathers are often very protective of their children when solving personal problems. Natalie explained that such behavior happens because “they want to protect their child from everything that can upset or negatively affect them, like a mother hen. New friends or a date? It will be difficult for a potential partner/friend to gain the trust of a single father.”

#10

Parenting-Tweets-October

mommajessiec Report

Mazer
Community Member
11 months ago

Make your coffee, go sit in your car and phone their cell to wake your kid, space for self preservation in the morning is in the manual

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#11

Parenting-Tweets-October

mommajessiec Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

I get these messages from banks usually when i draw 20 Euros! The fit apps is weird that they don't ask me "are you dead"?

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#12

Parenting-Tweets-October

deloisivete Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Cannot unsee it now

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Work-life balance is also something that single parents often have trouble with. “It is difficult to provide for their children and be with them all the time (except, of course, if you work remotely). A single father sometimes has to sacrifice something, and children do not always understand this. From here, there may be misunderstandings and alienation between parent and child,” the life transformation coach concluded.

#13

Parenting-Tweets-October

threetimedaddy Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
11 months ago

Been there. Done that. It's really hard to lose at Candyland as it really is a game of chance. I started cheating with the preschooler and drawing multiple cards.

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#14

Parenting-Tweets-October

Average_Dad1 Report

LottieH
Community Member
11 months ago

Give them glitter, still finding it in your coffin.

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#15

Parenting-Tweets-October

dadmann_walking Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Then your wife must have a very small mouth. Hmmm…

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#16

Parenting-Tweets-October

Lottie_Poppie Report

Simzabandz
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

lol i dont know how or why they always like that language

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#17

Parenting-Tweets-October

TheOrvedahl Report

White Wolf
Community Member
11 months ago

S**t, that movie gave ME nightmares and I was mid 30 when I saw it!!!!!!

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#18

Parenting-Tweets-October

simoncholland Report

CP
Community Member
11 months ago

Been there and it is startling! My other favorite is the scampering around the bed but all you can see is the very top of their head.

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#19

Parenting-Tweets-October

emily_tweets Report

Pearl
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Well, there seems to be a jem called Urban Dictionary..I think they'd appreciate your addition!

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#20

Parenting-Tweets-October

motherplaylist Report

Lilyan
Community Member
11 months ago

Dam it, how does he look good in everything?!?!

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#21

Parenting-Tweets-October

Wordesse Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
11 months ago

Burn.

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#22

Parenting-Tweets-October

anxiouscougar Report

Mazer
Community Member
11 months ago

Good stuff, cherish it

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#23

Parenting-Tweets-October

Tobi_Is_Fab Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes! And I'd want you, uh, her, to be my new friend.

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#24

Parenting-Tweets-October

MumInBits Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
11 months ago

Kindergarten mafia

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#25

Parenting-Tweets-October

RaDadtouille Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

What if i don't have kids and wear different shoes in my feet cause mornings?

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#26

Parenting-Tweets-October

DadSetAgainst Report

Manndy Fisher
Community Member
11 months ago

Ouch, I have that too

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#27

Parenting-Tweets-October

alexfromoakland Report

Erika
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm okay with this up to a point -- there's nearly as much difference between 13 and 24 months as the same in years. Tell me he's 61 months and I'll fight you.

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#28

Parenting-Tweets-October

irishrygirl Report

Buren
Community Member
11 months ago

Keep doing that for another 20 years, she will find it endearing one day

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#29

Parenting-Tweets-October

RodLacroix Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
11 months ago

The best “staycation” for exhausted parents.

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#30

Parenting-Tweets-October

pro_worrier_ Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Or the end?

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#31

Parenting-Tweets-October

Marioisbald Report

Penelope
Community Member
11 months ago

This one feels more like bullying and less like funny parenting moments.

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#32

Parenting-Tweets-October

emily_tweets Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
11 months ago

My grandson had a major meltdown because I gave him gummy bears. He wanted gummy worms. Literally the same thing just in a different shape. Learned my lesson real quick!

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#33

Parenting-Tweets-October

XplodingUnicorn Report

Kevin Erdős–Bacon
Community Member
11 months ago

Remove outfit, apply icepack 😂

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#34

Parenting-Tweets-October

kevinthedad Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Perfect😅😅

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#35

Parenting-Tweets-October

Wordesse Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

Practice makes us better

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#36

Parenting-Tweets-October

mahnamematt Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Will plug you back when she needs something don't worry

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#37

Parenting-Tweets-October

XplodingUnicorn Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
11 months ago

GOALS!!!

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#38

Parenting-Tweets-October

TheCatWhisprer Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
11 months ago

My husband is the same way.

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#39

Parenting-Tweets-October

SatiricalMommy Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
11 months ago

Home is where the fridge is.

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#40

Parenting-Tweets-October

Average_Dad1 Report

Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
11 months ago

Maybe you should teach your kids about bullying.

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