Parents From Around the World Share the Lessons They Tried to Teach Their Children That Totally Backfired

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Every parent dreams of passing wisdom to the next generation. Whether the advice begins with “In my day” or “Do this or suffer the consequences,” Mom and Dad have a treasure trove of life lessons to share.

But here’s the thing. While some parental advice works well and some goes in one ear and out the other, some lessons backfire completely. There is cold comfort in knowing this happens to everyone. Read on to see how dozens of parents taught lessons that had completely unintentional results.