André the Giant grew so fast that his own parents didn’t recognize him. He left home at 14 and returned at 19, having already become a professional wrestler. As he explained his career choice, they realized they had seen him wrestle on TV under his alias, without knowing it was their son.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s parents used to beat him because they thought he was gay since his bedroom walls were covered with posters of men instead of women.
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Going down a slide with a young child in your lap puts them in danger. Their little feet can get caught on the way down as your weight keeps pushing forward, which causes their legs to twist. Experts who studied injury data advise against letting kids go down a slide with you, because the majority of sliding-on-lap injuries for children under 6 are fractures of the lower leg.
When an Israeli daycare started fining parents for late pickup of their children, the number of late pickups increased. The reason was that previously the daycare had a social contract, so the sense of guilt for being late motivated parents to be on time, but now the guilt went away as it was replaced by an affordable fine.
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If you pretend to understand your baby, they can start talking sooner. Studies show infants whose parents respond to them in conversational patterns have better language skills and more vocalization during their toddler years- because if they understand early on that speech can elicit a reaction, they’re more likely to use words to get what they want.
British media personality Katie Hopkins condemned parents who give geography-inspired names to their children in an interview. When the presenter pointed out that her daughter is called “India”, she said “that’s not related to a location”.
Younger siblings tend to get worse grades than older siblings because their parents believe the oldest child is smarter.
The four girls in this picture are two sets of twins – two are black, & two are white, but they all have the same parents & share the exact same genes.
A kid that made a bet with his parents that if he turned 18 and was a millionaire, they wouldn’t force him to go to college. He first invested in Bitcoin at the age of 12 and now holds investments worth over $1 million. He says he won’t be attending college.
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There is a local group that cuts lawns for the elderly, disabled, and single parent mothers for free. Here they are with a grandma in need.
Check their Facebook page