15 Hilarious Struggles Parents Never Expected

Being a parent is a challenging job. Here are 15 real struggles that parents weren't expecting when they had kids.

Sending Them to Camp

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This kid included a secret message in her card to her parents from summer camp. Can you crack the code and decipher her message? She's very sneaky.

Teaching Them to Get Dressed

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This kid has an entire closet full of clothes. For some reason, he decided the only thing he really wants to wear is the shirt that they got for the dog. At least it fits pretty well.

Teaching Them Safe Choices

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For some reason, kids are a lot better at getting into weird situations than they are at getting themselves out. We're guessing this kid hasn't thought through his exit strategy.

Teaching Them Appropriate Displays of Love

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Once your kids learn to write, parents are always happy to get little notes from the kids to express their love and affection. Well, they're almost always happy to get them.

Teaching Them Entrepreneurship

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When you're a ginger, people always want to touch your hair. This kid decided to go ahead and make a business out of it. Well played, kid. Well played.

Teaching Them How to Be Active

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At what point in your life does it become frowned upon to stop what you're doing and drop into a yoga pose whenever you feel like it? These kids are totally rocking downward-facing dog.

Teaching Them How to Use the Bathroom

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Parents who are potty training a child will go to almost any lengths to get their child to cooperate. The kid wants to hide under a blanket? Done! Just go potty on the potty, please.

Teaching Them Not to Stick Things in Their Nose

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In all fairness, the only good thing about Bugles is that they're fun to play with. They certainly don't taste spectacular. Hopefully he doesn't eat these particular Bugles, though. Ew.

Teaching Them the Difference Between Humans and Animals

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When a kid crawls into a cage on his own, it's pretty funny. The joke's over if someone thinks that you put him in that same cage, though.

Teaching Them the Importance of Money

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Kids get so excited when they find money on the ground or in another unexpected place. It's your job to explain to them why they shouldn't steal money from fountains, though.

Teaching Them How to Get Along with Siblings

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Usually, it's parents telling older siblings not to pick on younger ones. In this case, though, it looks like the little guy has the edge. You go, little guy!

Teaching Them to Sit Up Straight

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Reminding your kids to sit up straight so they have good posture as adults is like trying to herd cats. It's a never ending job that is never going to turn out well.

Teaching Them How to Clean Up

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Some kids seem to be capable of making a mess out of thin air. This kid was sitting quietly on the couch watching television a few minutes ago. When you turned back around this had mysteriously happened.

Teaching Them the Concept of Personal Space

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Sometimes, kids go through phases where they don't want to be far from mommy or daddy. Unfortunately, mommy and daddy still have to get things done. So, a compromise is reached.

Teaching Them How to Hide Their Antics

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The last cupcake with blue icing disappeared, and you have a pretty good idea of who took it. Unfortunately, you may never know the truth, since your toddler adamantly denies any knowledge of the cupcake.

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