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
7 months ago

Love this

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#2

Parenting-Tweets-October

HenpeckedHal Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
7 months ago

I need a friend like Caleb

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#3

Parenting-Tweets-October

WhoTheFIsAP Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
7 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
7 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
7 months ago

Good luck with that

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#6

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mommajessiec Report

Buren
Community Member
7 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
7 months ago

Practical. Actually brilliant!!

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#8

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daddygofish Report

Gala h
Community Member
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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

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deloisivete Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
7 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
7 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

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Average_Dad1 Report

LottieH
Community Member
7 months ago

Give them glitter, still finding it in your coffin.

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#15

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dadmann_walking Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

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

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#16

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Lottie_Poppie Report

Simzabandz
Community Member
7 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
7 months ago

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

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
7 months ago

"As above so below" did that with my one godson. I'm still in the parents' doghouse about that, but they said "Let him watch anything he wants." .....

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
7 months ago

Yeeeaa so when my oldest (19) was about 13 I took her to see Sausage Party. In my defense, It looked adorable. I mean ... talking food!! And the trailer with the baby carrots "they're eating CHILDREN" I laughed so hard I choked..... Spoiler alert: that was the only CUTE part in it. But I paid a crap ton to go (single mom) so we sure did stay. *face palm. So I win Mr. Andrew O.

BasedWang
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

i mean......did you not watch the rest of the preview? Or know who wrote it? Its also called Sausage Party......the R rating coulda been a nice indicator though

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Pepper Pots
Community Member
7 months ago

LMAO, I felt the same way when I allowed my niece and nephew to watch Annabelle the Creation, 15yr and 9yr respectively. I cannot believe I let them trick me..

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh my gosh I read the plot summary of it and it's probably the most terrifying movie I've heard of. Especially when you look at the UK ending! What re you Brits so set on a scary ending too??

Candia Lee
Community Member
6 months ago

If this is the flick I'm thinking of, it was laughably over the top, the kind wherein the blood is too red and gushy, with overly dramatic dialogue/action, and continuity problems.

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Kaylin van Balen
Community Member
7 months ago

When i was younger i always had the same nightmare every few weeks. Every time i would wake up a bit later then the previous time, and in the end the dream would just be over. When i was like 14 a friend of mine explained a scary movie she just saw with her sister, it was a bit of an older movie so nothing that just came out. She started talking about what happened in the movie and i could finish it because it was exactly like how my nightmare went when i was i kid. I asked my dad if he ever saw the movie my friend told about and he said yes but it was a long time ago (8years or something). Apparently i was in the room with him when he was watching the movie and had years of the same nightmare because of it.

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
7 months ago

What was the film???

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Vorknkx
Community Member
7 months ago

Try "The Thing" - works like a charm ;)

Karen Grace
Community Member
7 months ago

New version?

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Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
7 months ago

I watched Evil Dead, Dead Alive, Chucky back to back when I was around 13-14 and home alone. Was brave while watching it but later I was scared to death.

Ky Ward
Community Member
7 months ago

Were you home alone the days after too?! Did this in at 7 yrs w/ Coraline ( I know Coraline isnt scary but at 7 it did give me nightmares)

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Stella Southwick
Community Member
6 months ago

Really this is childs play, you need to let them watch The Exorcist

Bobbo
Community Member
6 months ago

My parents took me to see The Exorcist when I was 7 years old. No problem. Really. 😳

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housea
Community Member
7 months ago

Still won’t watch this with my 17yo, and I’ve warned her it’s intense if she wants to watch it with her friends on Halloween.

Random Panda
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I was 9 when I mom allowed me to watch Event Horizon, after I begged her to. I've always loved scary movies. I'd caught that one on tv one night and when mom realized what I was watching she said it would scare me, but I insisted it wouldn't. Cue lifetime fear of the dark.

zovjraar
Community Member
7 months ago

i love the Descent! and the sequel!

Thorfin Wolfsbane
Community Member
7 months ago

You can't just watch the first one, you gotta watch the 2nd right after!

Debra Robinson
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

50 here, and still can't watch The Exorcist and The Shining. There are others.

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
7 months ago

Darkness and caves? Nah, nothing to be scared of thAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
7 months ago

Why? Is it a bad movie?

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
7 months ago

It is a terrifying movie. I can't watch it because I can't handle scary things, but I've heard about it and it's probably one that will give that kid nightmares for a long time.

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Debra Stringham
Community Member
6 months ago

I just watched the trailer...........YIKES! 😎

Melissa Johnson
Community Member
6 months ago

I need a part two.

lily
Community Member
6 months ago

OKAY so when i was 8 i said this and so my dad decided to tell me the story of blaire witch when we were CAMPING ALONE....and he made it so it was like the exact night....i cried

François Carré
Community Member
6 months ago

That's what I propose to teenagers asking me for scary movies at the library during Halloween. If they still complain The Descent didn't scare them enough, I go for Ari Aster's Hereditary.

Isabel Care
Community Member
7 months ago

Don't let them see "Doc Savage, man of Bronze" My siblings and I still have problems from watching it about 45 years ago

Candia Lee
Community Member
6 months ago

There were four when I was young, all B&W (cause I'm that old). The Spider, with the giant cave spider, on display in the HS gym, that was only stunned and went on a rampage; this one gave me nightmares of the giant spider leg reaching thru the window. One with alien lizard people in obviously zippered suits (my family thought it was hilarious that I was scared even after they pointed out the zippers) that took over the kid's family as evidenced by their nape implants. One with scientists being devoured by nuclear giant crabs that absorbed their intelligence so they could attack better and eventually talk. And the tale end of the not-as-announced double feature wherein the shape shifters leave as water gushes into a swimming pool of human-shaped ash piles.

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Sarah Kathrin Matsoukis
Community Member
7 months ago

she complained and got served

Bexxxxx
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh yeah!! That movie was terrifying.

Frank C
Community Member
7 months ago

I get kids being afraid of this movie, but an adult.... really? I can't be the only person who thought it was rubbish and boring....

Hollie Marie
Community Member
7 months ago

Someone put the first Saw movie on for my niece when she was 6 needless to say my sister was not happy

Randolph Croft
Community Member
7 months ago

As a 60-yr old ex Navy Marine Engineer w/Naval boarding party training, and ef'it, I won't watch that one.

Phantom Captain
Community Member
7 months ago

I saw that movie drunk and let me tell you it was a bad time. I pulled an all nighter I was scared to go to sleep.

Danielle Lee
Community Member
7 months ago

I didn't think The Descent was that scary at all. Watch Green Inferno if you want to be scared 😱

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
7 months ago

Yeah I agree with you The Descent was not at all scary for me. Adding Green Inferno to watch list.

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Let’s Be Kind
Community Member
7 months ago

It would be interesting to understand what happens in the brain when watching scary or violent shows. Are the effects short or long term?

LottieH
Community Member
7 months ago

😂😂😂

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#18

Parenting-Tweets-October

simoncholland Report

CP
Community Member
7 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
7 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
7 months ago

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

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#21

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Wordesse Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago

Burn.

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#22

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anxiouscougar Report

Mazer
Community Member
7 months ago

Good stuff, cherish it

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#23

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Tobi_Is_Fab Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
7 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
7 months ago

Kindergarten mafia

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#25

Parenting-Tweets-October

RaDadtouille Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
7 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
7 months ago

Ouch, I have that too

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#27

Parenting-Tweets-October

alexfromoakland Report

Erika
Community Member
7 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
7 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
7 months ago

The best “staycation” for exhausted parents.

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#30

Parenting-Tweets-October

pro_worrier_ Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
7 months ago

Or the end?

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#31

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Marioisbald Report

Penelope
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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#32

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emily_tweets Report

Lovin' Life
Community Member
7 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
7 months ago

Remove outfit, apply icepack 😂

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#34

Parenting-Tweets-October

kevinthedad Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
7 months ago

Perfect😅😅

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#35

Parenting-Tweets-October

Wordesse Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Practice makes us better

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#36

Parenting-Tweets-October

mahnamematt Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
7 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
7 months ago

GOALS!!!

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#38

Parenting-Tweets-October

TheCatWhisprer Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago

My husband is the same way.

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#39

Parenting-Tweets-October

SatiricalMommy Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
7 months ago

Home is where the fridge is.

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#40

Parenting-Tweets-October

Average_Dad1 Report

Sue Lynn Chan
Community Member
7 months ago

Maybe you should teach your kids about bullying.

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