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18k votersPeople Reveal Things Their Parents Did That They Thought Were Normal But Realized Later Weren'tEvery kid thinks their parents are weird, annoying, or just too strict. Despite all that, though, things that happen in most child...
Reddit
1.1m viewsPeople With Strict Parents Describe The Most Absurd Rules They Had To Live ByKids already deal with schoolwork, adolescence, and the daunting task of growing older. Add in a few absurd rules from parents, an...
551 voters34 People Share Their Dumbest Childhood BeliefsChildren have very active imaginations. If they don't know why something is, they'll make up a reason. While charming and adorable...
Nostalgia
52.9k viewsGrown-Ups Recall The 'Black Markets' Kids Ran At SchoolWhether you went to public or private school, odds are you were aware of the kid who knew how to "acquire things" from time to tim...
True Stories
16.4k votersPeople Describe Things They Thought Were Normal Growing Up, But Later Found Out Were WeirdEveryone grows up differently, which means each person learns a ton of weird behaviors that aren't normal outside of their family....
Pop Culture
369.7k viewsPeople Reveal The Most Sadistic Things They Did As ChildrenChildhood memories typically contain images of bike riding, candy stores, videos games, and sleepovers. But some people have a sli...
18.1k viewsOlder Siblings Reveal The Worst Rules They Had To Follow That Their Younger Siblings AvoidedBeing an older sibling is not without its advantages. Even your slightest milestones are documented, you never have to suffer the ...
Breakups
147.8k viewsThe Absolute Worst Ways Kids Found Out Their Parents Were Getting DivorcedIf you need a crash course in how to not tell kids about divorce, check out these stories. Telling your kids about divorce never f...
334 votersMiddle Children Share Things Only They UnderstandWhether you're the oldest child, the baby, or smack in the middle, birth order matters. Being the center, but not the center of at...
Secrets
187 votersWomen Reveal What They Wish Their Fathers Did As They Were Growing UpA girl’s relationship with her father can hold unprecedented influence over her life, especially as she makes the treacherous yet ...
Secrets
1.7k voters17 People Describe Things They Did As Teens They'll Never, Ever Tell Their Parents AboutA person's teen years are some of the most interesting and tumultuous of a lifetime. Thanks to hormones and a growing sense of ind...
462 votersPeople Share True Stories About Sibling Double StandardsBrotherly and sisterly love can take an unfriendly family turn when sibling double standards come into play. Parents are supposed ...
Reddit
4.8k votersPeople Describe Things Their Friends And Family Thought Were Perfectly Normal - But Aren'tPeople learn strange things about their friends, family members, and coworkers all the time. And oftentimes, loved lones and assoc...
Divorce
592 voters23 Things Only Children Of Divorce UnderstandChildren of divorce don't have an easy life. Growing up with parents who have separated adds plenty of extra stress and problems t...
Secrets
198.4k viewsPeople Reveal The Secrets They Know About Their Oblivious ParentsSometimes it's hard to remember that parents are people, too. They have interior lives, they make mistakes, and they feel strange ...
Pop Culture
310k viewsStepchildren Describe Their Worst 'Evil Stepparent' MomentsUnless someone is a member of the Brady Bunch, their stepfamily is probably not going to fit in nine tidy boxes filled with smile-...
Strange True Stories
86.4k viewsPeople Share Their Strangest Childhood Experiences With Other Kids' FamiliesPlaydates can lead to some of the fondest childhood memories. For many kids, carefree days spent frolicking with friends serve as ...
420 voters29 Of The Weirdest Lies Our Parents Told Us Growing Up That We Actually BelievedLies to eat our veggies, lies to keep us safe, lies to get us to go to bed. It's impressive what our parents got us to believe. 
308 voters18 Crazy Stories From The Days When Kids Could Run Around UnsupervisedChildhood was different in days gone by. Technology was different. Neighborhoods were different. Parenting was different. As a res...
School
967 votersPeople On Twitter Share The Dumbest Things They Got Punished For In SchoolWhen the question "What's the dumbest thing you got in trouble for in school?" was asked to the users of Twitter, the influx of tw...