Children often forget that their parents once had lives, some of which were quite risqué. Hate to break it to you kids, but you aren’t the only ones with secrets!

These AskReddit parents revealed secrets that could change their children’s lives forever if they ever came out.

Photo Credit: New York Magazine

Photo Credit: New York Magazine

#1. 2 BIG Things

“2 things… my daughter had an identical twin who didn’t survive, and the man she knows as her father is not her father. I was in an abusive relationship and the biological father decided he would rather us both be dead if I didn’t want to be with him so he started driving into oncoming traffic. I reacted by fleeing the vehicle at 45 mph because I saw a cop car parked a block away. I opened the door and grabbed my knees and tucked my head and rolled out and ended up really bruised and sore and killed one of the babies. But I made it the police and never saw him again.”

#2. Almost Abandoned

“It’s about my sister but when she was a baby my mother tried to give her away because she didn’t want her. My dad found out and got her back from the woman. She is 21 and still doesn’t know.”

#3. My Grandparent’s Lie

“My father was a great hockey player in my town and played quite well throughout university. I still get told all the time by everyone from my home town how great of a hockey player he is and I should be proud, and they don’t know how he never went to the bigger leagues. Well I was moving my grandparents to a nursing home and stumbled on a letter from a university offering him a full scholarship to go play hockey for them. THEY NEVER TOLD HIM because they didn’t want him to leave the family farm, and as far as i know he still doesn’t know about that (like at least 30 years have gone by). Now my grandparents have past and I still haven’t told him. If my parents ever tried to hide a opportunity like that from me I think I would disown them.”

#4. To Crush Their Fond Memories Or No?

“My adopted kids came from a couple of meth addicts. Even though they all remember their birth mom and dad fondly, they have no idea how horrible they really were and how much they put the kids lives in danger and I’m not sure if I can ever tell them that.”

#5. Baked Goldfish

“My mother decided to wait till I was 20 years old to tell me about the time I cooked my pet goldfish in my easy bake oven because I wanted to make them seafood.. 🙁 We were in a store and I noticed they were selling easy bake ovens and I commented about how those things were still around and how I kinda remembered having one when I was a kid…and she proceeded to tell me the reason why they took it.”

#6. Good Parenting 101

“My teenage football star son will occasionally put on my wife’s dresses and hang around the house. He acts like he is being funny but he does it for hours. We noticed recently that he also does it sometimes when no one is home (dresses re-arranged, not put on hangers perfectly). So he’s a masculine, studly, cross dressing football star in HS. This would destroy him if it got out. We think it’s OK and are happy to let him explore.”