Parents always say that we'll better understand their decisions when we're older and, much to our teenage selves dismay, they're usually right. There are some things you just don't get until you're old enough.
Several people used the Whisper app — an online platform where users can anonymously confess their secrets and stories — to reveal the things they realized about their parents once they became adults. Some of these confessions reflect the decisions they made about their upbringing and other ones show a better understanding of who their parents really are as people. Each one reminds us just how challenging parenting can be and that our moms and dads did their very best.
You can read some of their confessions below: