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What is the hardest part of being a parent?

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Asked by tspillane at 8:21 AM on Jul. 2, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Letting them grow up and learn their own life lessons as adults.

    Answer by gemgem at 8:32 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • realizing that you can't always keep your child from pain & suffering. They will eventually experience it at some point in their life.

    Watching them grow so fast is painful too....

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:39 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Dealing with other parents and "experts."

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:42 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • After last night I after to agree with Sabrina

    Answer by sipn_mom at 8:49 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • safety issues. I tell people the truth who are considering having children. You've never known fear until you're responsible for someone else's life other than your own. Children will bring your worst fears to reality

    Answer by Cenedra64 at 8:50 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • for me, it's learning to let go. Raising him was fairly easy, letting him go is killing me.

    Answer by kustomkrochet at 8:56 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • just always thinking about them and being responsible for this innocent being. its alot of responsiblity and before anyone has children and they think how big it only wish it was that easy.

    Answer by lambdarose at 8:57 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • Letting go after all those years of nurturing!

    Answer by older at 9:00 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • The constant worrying about your children. I worry about their health, their safety, their futures. It's almost enough to drive you insane, until you accept that some things are out of your hands, and you can only do the best you can do.

    Answer by my2.5boys at 9:34 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

  • So far (since he's only 10 months) for me it's been GUILT! Guilt when I have to go to work and he cries because he wants me to stay!

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 9:55 AM on Jul. 2, 2011

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