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25 Weird and Dumb Punishments People Received from Their Parents

Parenting is difficult. Parents often don't know what they're doing, so they have to figure it out on the fly. We've all had that moment when your parents find out that you've learned a new swear word, and have to deal with the fallout. Some parents will make you put soap in your mouth. Others will send you to your room. Sometimes they just start swearing too, and that's pretty cool. Often parents try to get creative with their punishments. Some are incredibly effective. Some aren't. Other ones are super creepy and cause lasting psychological damage. Anyway, here are weird punishments.

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25 Parents Share What They Know Their Kids are Hiding from Them

Turns out you weren't as slick as you thought when you were growing up. Adults aren't that stupid, and they know when their kids are keeping secrets from them. Honestly, it's kind of terrifying to think about what your own parents must have known about you that you thought you were getting away with.

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14 Frustrated Teachers Share Times Parents Were Worse than Their Kids

One of the most frustrating parts of a teacher's job is having to deal with parents who don't want to be involved, don't want to put in the effort, or are absolutely insane. It provides a lot of insight into why their kids might be not doing well in school.

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70s and 80s Kids Share Childhood Moments That Would Not Be Okay Today

Ah, the old days. Back when life was simple. You could take candy from strangers, no one wore seatbelts and teachers could hit kids. Why did things ever change.

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Employee Gets Petty Revenge on Entitled Customer by Strategically Emptying Fryers

Customers can suck, and it's rare for anyone in service or retail tolive their dream of getting revenge. You wouldn't think people would get this upset over french fries, but this kind of crap happens every day. Also, that's incredibly bold on the part of this woman to go so far to make fries an impossibility. That's a real power move.

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27 People Share the Funny and Embarrassing Things Their Parents Text Them

Texting is still something that older parents didn't grow up with, so naturally they're gonna make some mistakes. Also, they're parents, so what they choose to say isn't gonna be exactly what you wanted to hear either. Sometimes parents go savage but mostly they're just overbearing and bad with technology.

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21 People Share the Worst Advice They've Ever Received

If you want terrible life advice, there are a lot of places you can find it. Even if someone thinks they have your best interest at heart, they might not exactly have the proper wisdom to be helpful. Here are some really bad ideas. Some folks dodged these bullets, others regretfully went through with them.

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20 Tour Guides Share the Dumbest Things They've Seen Tourists Do

When visiting another country, or even a museum, most people know to be respectful. But that's most people. There are some idiots out there who try to mess with wild animals, steal stuff, and be generally stupid. Some are even worse, like this obnoxious group of British Tourists who actually received national attention for how bad they were.

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23 People Share Their Parents' Most Frustrating "Back in My Day" Rants

Sure, we'd all love to own a house by now, but things have changed in the last few decades. You just can't find a nice place in a good neighborhood for 3 quarters, a loaf of bread and a handshake. If your parents have no concept of how things actually work anymore and are completely full of BS, you may find these relatable, or at least really, really annoying. For the funniest thing we've seen this week, check out this facebook group where millennials pretend to be baby boomers.

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Kid Whose Fish Accidentally Swam in Spicy Water Gets Comforted with Science

What these parents thought was a "miracle" actually turned out to be a stupid accident. Thankfully, peppers are spicy as a deterrent for mammals, so there's a decent chance the fish wasn't hurt by the potentially catostrophic mistake. For a time when spicy peppers did end up inflicting some burn, here's a time a kid's hot sauce mistake damned an entire party to a choking hell.

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25 Salty Adults Share the Unjust Lies They Were Told as Kids

Some parents tell their kids lies to protect them from information that might hurt them. Some parents lie to their kids to avoid a tantrum or maybe they're just too tired to explain a complex problem. Then there's other parents who just lie to their kids to see how bad they can screw them up and laugh at the results. That's what our parents were like. For more, here are some of the funniest lies parents told their kids.

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23 Moments That Made Parents Want to Get Rid of Their Kids

Kids can be major jerks, like to the point where they're like little got dang sociopaths. It especially doesn't help when they're at an age when they don't realize their actions actually affect the people around them. Here are some funny, some very serious and creepy times when parents thought it might just be a better idea to start over. In a similar vein, here are parents who shared the exact moment they realized their kid was dumb as rocks.

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Conservative Dad Thinks Son's Girlfriend's Face Cleaner Is a Sex Toy, It Gets Worse

Hanging out with your SO's parents can be stressful, but the levels of awkward present here are off the charts. I guess the moral of the story is keep your face cleaner to yourself? Or don't be an awkward dad? Not sure, but someone definitely screwed up here. For more stories of awkward, here are people's most shameful and embarrassing moments.

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17 Parents Share the Most Devastating Secrets They Keep from Their Kids

Everyone is lying to their kids about something. The difference is in the size of the lie. Some parents hid enormous, life-changing secrets from their kids. Other parents are stealthy about the amount of ice cream in the house that their kids don't know about. On the lighter side of parental lies, here are 29 of the funniest lies parents told their kids.

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22 Funny and Awkward Texts from Moms That Make You Want to Move out Again

When you grow up and realize that your parents are people too, it tends to put an extra strain on your relationship. Now, all of a sudden they need things from you, and you realize they're just as ignorant about certain things as you, possibly even dumber. Here are some people that got some occasionally honest, sometimes spicy texts from their moms. If you want to see it from the other side, here are some funny tweets about parenting.

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Parents on Twitter Are Not Happy Having Their Kids at Home for Spring Break

School is important to develop a child's mind, but more importantly it keeps them out of the house for most of the day. Grade-school aged kids rejoice for a week off while their parents struggle over having to spend time with their offspring. For some reflections on the pitfalls of family life, check out these 30 funny marriage tweets to let you know you're not alone.

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