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Latest post on 2017/02/09 at 16:04:34
Hi all! We're working on something that we'd love your help with... It's a piece about the biggest parenting failures you've done, and we're asking you if you'd be happy sharing yours with us?

Whether it's a funny story or one that makes you go 'eeeeks', it doesn't matter.

Forget to change your baby's nappy recently? Accidentally bang their head on the doorway? Trap their fingers in the car door by accident?

Fess up! Best ones will be published and shared lol
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Latest post on 2017/02/12 at 09:20:45
When our eldest was a toddler she loved her dummy. But then came the day I thought I must get her to give it up.

The endless nights I would sit on the floor by her tiny bed helping her settle to sleep without it. But then one day I finally cracked it.

I threw away all the dummies in the house and for 2 weeks she did amazing.

Then one day I was in the kitchen and in she wandered and said 'look mummy'.

She had a dummy in her mouth that had obviously been hiding amongst her toys.

I quickly said oh let me see it.... she gave it to me and I got some scissors, turned away from her and sneakily cut the top of the teat off and gave it back to her. She once again put it into her mouth.
I said no there is something wrong with it and asked for it back again.
I turned my back and cut the whole of the remaining teat off it so it was just the holder and said oh it is ok now. And gave it back to her. She tried putting it back into her mouth and looked at it.

I carried on preparing dinner pretending to ignore her reaction. She left it on the side and walked away to play.

When I look back now it was so cruel but also very funny.

Evil mother.
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Latest post on 2017/02/12 at 11:25:35
seasand wrote:
When our eldest was a toddler she loved her dummy. But then came the day I thought I must get her to give it up.

The endless nights I would sit on the floor by her tiny bed helping her settle to sleep without it. But then one day I finally cracked it.

I threw away all the dummies in the house and for 2 weeks she did amazing.

Then one day I was in the kitchen and in she wandered and said 'look mummy'.

She had a dummy in her mouth that had obviously been hiding amongst her toys.

I quickly said oh let me see it.... she gave it to me and I got some scissors, turned away from her and sneakily cut the top of the teat off and gave it back to her. She once again put it into her mouth.
I said no there is something wrong with it and asked for it back again.
I turned my back and cut the whole of the remaining teat off it so it was just the holder and said oh it is ok now. And gave it back to her. She tried putting it back into her mouth and looked at it.

I carried on preparing dinner pretending to ignore her reaction. She left it on the side and walked away to play.

When I look back now it was so cruel but also very funny.

Evil mother.


I honestly don't blame you... My SIL is still trying to pry the dummy out of her 5 year old's hands! Will share your tactic with her Big Grin

Not a parent, but I have an auntie-fail... I was sat on the couch and my niece was desperately trying to get me up to play, but as she pulled I pulled and 'pop' she begins wailing and screaming 'my arm, my arm'... Nothing had happened, she'd just pulled a little too hard

Safe to say I felt guilty for about 2 years after

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