Top Ten Things Your Parents Don't Want You to Know

Everyone alive has, or at one time had, parents. Chances are that when they had their kids, their lives changes forever, probably not for the better. Sure they tell you they love you and that you were an angel or a blessing, but in reality, the first words out of their mouths when you were born were probably a little different.

Below are the top ten things that your parents don't want you to know - either about you, your siblings, or life in general.

The Top Ten

1 Your parents have sex when you aren't around

Whether you're asleep, staying at a friend's house, or just down the street at the store for 30 minutes, your parents have utilized that opportunity to have sex. Next time they send you out on an errand or say that yes, you can stay at your friend's house for the night, know that they are at least considering what to do with their privacy. - Finch

What, little brother and little sister weren't delivered by the stork?

Not really in my family. They never have sex and I know that for a fact. Except if you mean before I was born.

I'm sure they have done this many times... - Therandom

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2 Your parents considered abortion at least once instead of having you

I'm autistic, and my mom actually told me this that if she knew about my autism before I was born, abortion would be a better choice.

Seriously, what are the "worries" that will be put into children's minds? That their parents will invent a time machine, travel to the past, terminate their pregnancy, and live happily ever after?

Regardless, even if "abortion" isn't the best choice of words, the point remains the same. Parents daydream about what their lives would be like without some or all of their children. Doesn't mean they'd prefer that life, just means they've thought about it.

The "worries" are that they are unloved, that they were unwanted. Insecurities often in the subconscious of young people still growing, and searching for a sense of self and identity and of belonging - Billyv

I'm being absolutely honest, but I wish I was aborted. Not kidding. - IcetailofWishClan

Seriously guy - couldn't you be a little more responsible and not potentially put these worries in the minds of some sensitive children- who encompass most of the sites users? You shouldn't be interfering/influencing this way. I'd have hoped for a bit more discretion and caution from an adult administrator of a site with a large percentage of young teens, adolescents and pre-teens as members. It's not horribly insensitive, and may be fine mentioned in a one-to-one conversation, but I felt some of the items on this list are inappropriate and unnecessary under the context and circumstance. - Billyv

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3 Other kids are smarter, kinder, and better looking that you

The way how parents speak to their own children is very harsh.

Not every child can be the brightest bulb and your parents know it. They spent the first few years of your life convinced that you were going to graduate from Harvard at the top of your class but by now they know otherwise. - Finch

They always would say you are the most beautiful kid in the world but that is not true - MickeyMouse

For kinder: yes. The other two: Yeah, no. - Therandom

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4 Your opportunities in life are limited

For all of the "you can be anything you want to be" speeches, just know that your parents have a pretty good understanding of your strengths and weaknesses and probably know exactly what you can and cannot become in life. - Finch

If you're Asian, you can only be a doctor, lawyer, or an engineer.

You probably won't be president/prime minister or an astronaut.

But you can still get off your lazy behind and pull your own weight, plus have a bit extra to help those who really do need help.

Always be ready to help the helpless, but not the clueless.

A billion kids told they can all be the first person to set foot on Mars. One billion minus one will be disappointed.

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5 Rated R movies are realistic

It makes sense for a parent to censor the adult and inappropriate media from their children, but that severely limits what children can learn from it. When I am a parent, I would take time to know and judge how my kids will react to something before showing it. My parents would be too reliant on the number on the case. - PositronWildhawk

With the exceptions of sci-fi and a few other genres, most movies that are rated R are actually pretty realistic. You might not be allowed to watch them or play their equivalently rated video games until you get to a certain age but it doesn't change the fact that real life is pretty true to the movies. - Finch

Movies that are rated R tend to cover more problems in real life, such as abuse or drugs. Rated G and PG movies almost never cover these things. It's annoying when parents try to sugar-coat life for their children because the children will get a rude awakening by the real world (and I know for a fact I will, too). - Turkeyasylum

I think that's god damn true haha

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6 They love your sibling more than you

This is totally obvious. They don't even have to say anything. Their actions all give it away!

Um...I already know this...

This is obvious

I personally get this feeling coming from my brothers the most because Iam the most loved and everyone knows it even though I hate being in the spotlight it doesn't necessarily help when you know you're the most loved and your brothers know too. I try to help them to and get my mom to get stuff for them and not only me.
And to those wishing they could be loved more than your sibling(s), listen to me because its not easy being the "oldest, responsible, smart" girl in a family of boys with out being the most loved from the day you were born even if I mess up it wont go away, it's a nice feeling to be loved, but I want to share it with my brothers too

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7 Your parents don't know the answers to many of your questions

I think that my parents are probably playing dumb to make me go look up the answers myself...

My parents actually know the answers to a lot of questions that I ask. They just play dumb so that I could either look it up or expect me to figure out the answer.

Rarely does a parent admit that they do not know the answer to your question; it's all part of the power struggle. In reality, unless you ask a question that can be gleaned from life experience, there is a good chance you, or your Googling abilities, know more than they do. - Finch

They pretended they didn't know the answer to "where do babies come from? " - Songsta41

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8 Their health isn't as good as they lead you to believe

'We can potentially die from ANYTHING"-My Asian parents

As people age, health goes beyond minor aches and pains. Cancers, arthritis, allergies, etc. Your parents have more going on than they are telling you. - Finch

"I don't actually have to be qualified to be a dad, I just have to trick this baby into thinking I'm qualified to be a dad."-John Green, New York Times Bestselling Author. - keycha1n

9 Your parents hate driving

THIS IS VERY TRUE. My parents prefer staying at home during the summer.

Not only do they resent having to bring your lazy self everywhere, they are getting older and traffic is getting faster which scares them. Think about driving them around for once or walking instead of asking for them to be your chauffeur. - Finch

10 Your parents get scared too

My mom won't let me watch horror movies or paranormal shows at night

No matter how old you are, you can freak yourself out between turning off the lights and getting into bed. They might not play the same games or watch the shame shows as you, but they still get scared during a movie. - Finch

I knew that, I scare them.. - Ihaskitty1234

The Contenders

11 One or both of your parents had bad secrets in their past.

My mom a drug addict in high school

My parents were apparently the bad kids when they were young. - junior1337

My mum used to be a "cool" kid lol - Lunala

My dad was a goody goody loser like me, and my mom was just the sweet girl who was friends with everybody😑...or so they say...😝

12 Your parents aren't actually the best people in the world

I already know that Halsey is.

They are how dare u take this off the list now

13 That your parents are o n drugs

I caught my dad smoking WAY too many times...

So I once had to use my mom and dads bathroom and I saw this towle covering a box and what I saw was homage cigars and weed and they said they stopped smoking before when I was little so... yah.

Mine was a variaty but yah

14 You were adopted

Nah, I've seen pics of my mom while she was pregnant, and I can confirm - styLIShT

What, at least they love you?
Plus, my mom gave my half sister up for adoption, because she loved her and because she was too young.
Sometimes, people give away children to adoption for a good reason.
Also, be happy you were adopted, you have a family that cares. - Ihaskitty1234

I'm positive my baby pictures weren't photoshopped... - Turkeyasylum

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