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
3 months ago

Love this

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#2

Parenting-Tweets-October

HenpeckedHal Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

I need a friend like Caleb

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#3

Parenting-Tweets-October

WhoTheFIsAP Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

Good luck with that

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#6

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mommajessiec Report

Buren
Community Member
3 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
3 months ago

Practical. Actually brilliant!!

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#8

Parenting-Tweets-October

daddygofish Report

Gala h
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

Burn.

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#22

Parenting-Tweets-October

anxiouscougar Report

Mazer
Community Member
3 months ago

Good stuff, cherish it

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#23

Parenting-Tweets-October

Tobi_Is_Fab Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 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
3 months ago

Kindergarten mafia

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#25

Parenting-Tweets-October

RaDadtouille Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 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
3 months ago

Ouch, I have that too

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#27

Parenting-Tweets-October

alexfromoakland Report

Erika
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

The best “staycation” for exhausted parents.

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#30

Parenting-Tweets-October

pro_worrier_ Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Or the end?

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#31

Parenting-Tweets-October

Marioisbald Report

Penelope
Community Member
3 months ago

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

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope that's how they learn. Or learn to love it. Not bullying. He didn't force him it was the kid's idea.

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, just publicly humiliated a child online, it is fine... /s

Kimu but she’s inactive
Community Member
2 months ago

Its how they learn bro lmao

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Thomas Biorogue
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't know why we got to censor the words. Like we've never seen them and never heard them before. Let's censor the word "F**k" but talk and show other morally wrong things all day long.

Lindsay Crawford
Community Member
2 months ago

I agree. But why not use normal english instead? I didn’t understand the captions.

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Julie
Community Member
3 months ago

Aw, he is a handsome little fellow. I would have given him a big hug, and a high five for being brave. A response as simple as that could have turned the situation right around, comforting the little boy while making him see a positive outcome, he learned greatly from this. Saying he should be proud of himself would probably make him stop fretting and stand a little taller and be happy with himself.

Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes I'm sure he got that too. Tough love actually includes love

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housea
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, calm down everyone. You’re acting like the kid was forced to go on the ride because his dad promised it wasn’t scary and then afterwards the dad pointed and laughed and put fliers up at the school mocking him, probably after tripping him in public and giving him a wedgie. (/s) It’s tongue-in-cheek humor. A quick photo before comforting the kid isn’t child abuse, nor is posting a picture of your kid crying after a ride at the carnival. Take off a layer of bubble wrap, people.

Janis Wise
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I agree. When I tell stories of incidents with my kids & grandkids, or any retelling of things that happen, I reserve the right to take poetic license to enhance the comedic effect & the enjoyment for the listener/reader. (Now doesn’t that just sound better than “I’m making’ up s**t to make people laugh”?). To some listening or reading it might sound harsh but most people with a little sense of humor & intelligence get it.

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Monday
Community Member
3 months ago

And now he knows why you told him not to go on the big rides.

Misty Tree
Community Member
2 months ago

My kid is scared and upset. What should I do? I know? Humiliate him on the internet! I'm such a great parent!

Anita Pickle
Community Member
2 months ago

This is awful. Why would you do this to your kid? You are supposed to love and nuture, not humiliate and advertise/make fun of their sadness.

April Caron
Community Member
3 months ago

Would he even be tall enough to ride on that?

Candia Lee
Community Member
2 months ago

I honestly thought that was the post - that he was disappointed because he's still too short to ride.

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Vivian Orr
Community Member
3 months ago

What am I missing here? I don’t understand why he’s upset. Was he not allowed to go on the ride?

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
3 months ago

To me it seems like he was allowed to go on that ride and got scared on the ride.

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best turtle
Community Member
3 months ago

was he too short or did he gain ptsd?

Mattewis88
Community Member
2 months ago

Its mental illness, not a cold.

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Lemonclouds20
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't get what's happening in this...

More Thinking Needed
Community Member
3 months ago

Always great to see a child being used as the punchline to a father's joke.

Janis Wise
Community Member
2 months ago

Man people are so judgmental, & THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW THE WHOLE STORY, that’s what’s really pathetic here. There’s sickening child abuse, abduction, torture, sex trafficking, going on everyday, yet people do nothing when there is a house full of children starved, beaten & chained up living RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THEM. They say, “I wondered where those kids were all the time, why they didn’t go to school & no one ever saw them & we occasionally heard screaming.” But there’s plenty of Karen’s with time to peruse the Internet & tell other people they’re bad parents without knowing the details. Those Karen’s have Spidey Sense when it comes to bad parenting….they just know! Get over yourselves.

Michelle Boden
Community Member
2 months ago

I am missing this one. What happened to make the kid cry?

GenXandEarnedItAll
Community Member
2 months ago

Kids that come by the firehouse for a tour always want to see the lights and hear the siren and air horn. I hate to do but the moms always insist. I tell them I'll do it as you're leaving the parking lot. Jack rabbits I work with use air horn to wake up this night owl as I'm checking my equipment in the morning.

Jennifer James
Community Member
2 months ago

This is what they call normalizing abuse.

Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
2 months ago

This is what we call a hyperbole. Those suckers can really mess up the discourse and trivialize actual abuse. They're very popular among internet Karens who lack any sort of perspective and live for the drama. Avoid at all costs, kids.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
3 months ago

That's really sad. I don't think it's funny at all.

BasedWang
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol. bogus, but good

Tee Witt
Community Member
2 months ago

Any excuse an young boys will turn on the tears

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#32

Parenting-Tweets-October

emily_tweets Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
3 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
3 months ago

Remove outfit, apply icepack 😂

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#34

Parenting-Tweets-October

kevinthedad Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Perfect😅😅

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#35

Parenting-Tweets-October

Wordesse Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Practice makes us better

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#36

Parenting-Tweets-October

mahnamematt Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 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
3 months ago

GOALS!!!

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#38

Parenting-Tweets-October

TheCatWhisprer Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

My husband is the same way.

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#39

Parenting-Tweets-October

SatiricalMommy Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
3 months ago

Home is where the fridge is.

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#40

Parenting-Tweets-October

Average_Dad1 Report

Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe you should teach your kids about bullying.

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