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'She purposely dumped coffee on a kid': Wife teaches friend's kid a hard lesson when parents refuse to intervene, parents freak out

Some people simply refuse to maintain any control over their children in public, though the real problem comes from the fact that these same parents usually haven't bothered to teach their children how to behave in public either. Sure, if you want to do gentle parenting and all that newfangled jazz, be my guest, but just be sure you aren't just mistaking the word “gentle” for the word “lazy” and are actually putting in the hard yards to make sure you're kids learn the lessons they ought to and…
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‘You messed with the wrong neighbor’: Neighborhood middle school kids throw eggs at neighbor's car, neighbor drives egg-covered car to their parent's house to get even

‘You messed with the wrong neighbor’: Neighborhood middle school kids throw eggs at neighbor's car, neighbor drives egg-covered car to their parent's house to get even

‘Kids these days’ is a saying that has been used for centuries to describe the younger generation, who have some serious courage (more than I ever had, to be sure). Kids don't really get the implications of their actions unless they are taught a lesson, and that lesson can come in all shapes and forms. Good parenting is critical to solving recurring issues, such as the one I am about to tell, and luckily the dad in the story understood the assignment. OP began his tale by explaining how two kid…
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'Get your kids out of the way': Wannabe mom-fluencer gets banished from the park after dominating the playground for her own personal photoshoot

Mom-fluencers are objectively the worst. Half the time, they're the type of parents that film their child's tantrums to teach their 20,000 followers how to manage meltdowns, but in real life they're forgetting to give their kid any genuine attention, they're late to pick them up from school because they were live-streaming at Target, and they're the parent that would rather get those likes instead of putting a bandaid on their kiddo's scraped knee.
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‘They never did it again': Neighbor gets even with kids who dump trash over fence, throws trash right back into their backyard

‘They never did it again': Resident gets even with neighbor's kids who dump trash over fence, throws trash right back into their backyard

Having kids as neighbors can result in quite a hassle if their parents aren't doing their job right… These kids in particular were an absolute headache for an entire neighborhood, as they would constantly throw trash (among other things) over their backyard fence. One of the residents in the neighborhood had been moving some of the stuff that had ultimately ended up blocking the sidewalk for years. That is, until he ended up scrolling the neighborhood Facebook, finding out that he wasn't the on…
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'Rules are rules, sweetie': Beachgoers tell lifeguard to enforce the rules, lifeguard finds petty rules to enforce on them

This beach is full of old money folks who are used to getting their way. As u/fumples explained in their story to r/MaliciousCompliance, they had to deal with some rather irritating women who made it their goal to police everybody at the beach . Going to the shore for a summer vacation is the highlight of the summer for those who live along the coast. It's common for families to plan a few days of relaxation at the beach, where the kids can build sandcastles and play in the waves, while the adu…
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'Fifty years of malicious compliance': Man blames wife for late dinner, she decides to never drive again

Behold: one of the greatest examples of malicious compliance ever told. This Grandma's commitment to stubbornness is truly unmatched. Back in the 1950s, things were much different than they are now in almost every way. Back then, stereotypical gender roles were in full force, with women getting married, having lots of children, and running a household while raising the kiddies. Meanwhile, the man of the house would work a job. That's it. But that was considered the men's responsibility. Back th…
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Millennizoomers Confess Things That the Boomers Actually Got Right

There are too many touch screens, iPad-dependent parents are screw ups, music is too loud, and everyone needs to get the heck off my lawn!
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'It was too late': Toddler cracks expensive artwork during open house, parents flee the scene

'I felt extremely embarrassed': Toddler cracks expensive artwork during open house, parents flee the scene

When something happens in a small town, everyone is going to hear about it. So when this couple chose to let their toddler roam unsupervised around an open house , they'd be crazy to think the whole town wouldn't know what happened by the next day. The OP, u/open852, wrote to the r/AmItheA**hole subreddit with their rather intriguing etiquette question. In the post, they describe how they and their husband brought their 4 year old kid to an open house . While the parents were strolling the prop…
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'Karen threatened to sue us': Mom throws tantrum at movie theater employees after her kids got kicked out for being disruptive

'Karen threatened to sue us': Mom throws tantrum at movie theater employees after her kids got kicked out for being disruptive

The only thing worse than annoying kids is an annoying parent!
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'Penelope hasn’t answered my calls': Daughter refuses to speak to mother after theater faux pas spoils the show

This mom is taking family participation a bit too far. This woman wrote to r/AmItheA**hole to share her story and ask for people's opinions , but she's definitely not going to like the answers she's receiving in the comments. As the OP, u/Thick-Studio-4277, shared in her post, her daughter Penelope is 12 years old, and she has a spring show that she was performing in. The OP didn't really take this show seriously, which is a big mistake on her part! Preteens take things like that very seriously…
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'Cancel their tickets. Immediately.': Family jeopardizes their travel plans with request for nicer hotel rooms

'Cancel their tickets. Immediately.': Family of choosing beggars jeopardize their travel plans with demands for nicer hotel rooms

This person is trying to share their amazing vacation plans , but their family is acting utterly bizarre about it. Vacationing is a real privilege. Lots of people never travel further than a few states away due to financial constraints or workplaces not giving much vacation time. So if you do get the chance to travel — and travel by plane to a pricey amusement park , in this case — you'd be crazy to turn down the opportunity! In the story they told to r/AmItheA**hole, u/Safe_Ad_6111 has some in…
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'I deserve an apology': Bride told her brother that her wedding was child-free so he couldn't bring his kid, he arrives and there are children everywhere

'I deserve an apology': Bride told her brother that her wedding was child-free so he couldn't bring his kid, he arrives and there are children everywhere

That kid is going to resent her aunt for the rest of her life after this.
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'She tells me I will not be getting paid for dressing [sleazy]': Entitled wife accuses 13-year-old babysitter of attempting to seduce her husband, threatens not to pay her

Some girls are early bloomers. For some, they embrace their femininity and roll with it, while others are doomed and condemned for being a curvy pre-teen. Early bloomers are fast-tracked to learn about life, and competition, pretty early, especially when it comes to older, insecure women.
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Am I wrong for thinking it’s tacky to invite kids to a birthday party at a restaurant and ask them to pay for their own meal?

'I absolutely think it’s tacky': Birthday party host asks teenagers to pay separate bills

Customs and etiquette change over time, but this mom is pretty sure this party host is being super tacky. There are all types of parties, from simple to extravagant. For smaller events, it can be great to host your family and friends at your home for a backyard BBQ, which is casual and cost effective. Other people love to spend big money on their kids parties by renting entertainers or bouncy houses, or hosting the event at a restaurant or play zone. As a kid, you have a wonderful time regardle…
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20+ Relatable parenting moments

20+ Relatable parenting moments for frazzled parents with crazy kids

Parents, you deserve a nice break. You work so hard to keep your kids fed and cared for, and yet kids don't show much appreciation in return. There's no instruction manual attached to your child — you just have to figure it out as you go along. With advice from other parents , it helps to realize that you're not alone. Lots of people have kids just as crazy as yours! And they're all unique in their own quirky ways. Take a moment away from picking Cheerios out of the couch cushions and wiping ma…
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'I decided to evict them this morning': Mother of three kicks out roommates for throwing a party against her wishes

These roommates may have no home now, but they certainly have plenty of audacity.
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