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15 Unfortunate Yet Hilarious Things Parents Regret Teaching Their Kids

Be careful what you say to a kid.

One of the best things about having kids is teaching them about the world. You can show them to be kind to others, share their toys, contribute to society, etc. But parents also teach kids so much more—sometimes on purpose, but often by accident. The well-intentioned parents below know just what it means when your attempts to impart wisdom result in utter chaos—and we can't stop laughing.

Inside jokes don't always translate well to the outside world …

Imitation is the highest form of flattery!

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You've created a sarcastic monster. Photo: Whisper

Hopefully she develops some additional interests!

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Who doesn't love Target? Photo: Whisper

If she ever finds the checkbook there could be trouble!

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She'll never have to ask you to sign permission slips. Photo: Whisper

Definitely a risky move.

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Now they'll get into everything. Photo: Whisper

This parent-teacher conference might be awkward.

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Maybe try a censored version. Photo: Whisper

Accidents happen!

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It might be time for the talk. Photo: Whisper

She could be the next Banksy!

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At least she's being creative. Photo: Whisper

This attempt at teaching a life skill backfired in a big way.

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As long as they put everything back together again. Photo: Whisper

These pranks were taken way too far.

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Nothing is safe. Photo: Whisper

She might need a science lesson …

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You said too much. Photo: Whisper

Yeah, that's not OK.

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When pranks go awry. Photo: Whisper

North West? That you?

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It's never a bad idea to check. Photo: Whisper

It's fun to teach them goofy things!

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That's genius. Photo: Whisper

Thanks for the heads up buddy!

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Gee, thanks. Photo: Whisper

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