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Extreme Parenting! 9 Outrageous Things Parents Have Done With Their Kids

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We’ve all heard of extreme breastfeeding — but extreme parenting? Is there such a thing?

Earlier this month, one of our fellow bloggers, Jessie, gave us an account of her toddler’s introduction to butchering chickens, which to some (especially those raising kids in the city, miles away from chickens and cows), could be considered extreme. “It’s all relative,” says Jessie. “Butchering chickens may seem extreme to some, but it’s part of living on a farm. All of my farming friends do the same.”

This got us wondering what other things parents were doing that may not seem “extreme” to them — but may seem a bit outrageous to other parents around the country. To get right into the thick of things, we asked other Babble bloggers to share stories of their most extreme acts of parenting — and those that they experienced themselves growing up. Their answers may surprise you. Read through their stories and decide for yourself how “extreme” they are, after the jump!

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Extreme Parenting: 9 Outrageous Childhood Experiences

Watering pot plants

My parents grew pot in the basement for my much older brothers, and I'd water the plants when I did laundry. But I never smoked it! Nor did my parents. They just didn't want them growing it in their dorm room and my mom had a green thumb.
— Ciaran Blumenfeld, Babble Voices blogger

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What about you? Tell us in the comments the most extreme thing you’ve done with your kids!


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0 thoughts on “Extreme Parenting! 9 Outrageous Things Parents Have Done With Their Kids

  1. Patty Gatter says:

    Well, What can I say, I guess we all can’t be perfect! LOL. Wow, I am just too afraid of everything I guess.
    Patty Gatter, Owner

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