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A nightmare for kids,

You can make them stop just by saying my name.

No matter your size, I will hug you.

Discreet, people don't pay attention to me,

But without me, you can say bye to your pride.

You can even say bye to your life.

Who am I?

My first riddle, invented this morning. Pretty proud of this one. If you have some advice, it's welcome. (I'm not english)

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling :). $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Sep 6 '16 at 8:39
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    $\begingroup$ Is it 'Discrete' or 'Discreet'? (I think it's the second one, but I'm not sure). $\endgroup$ – EKons Sep 6 '16 at 8:50
  • $\begingroup$ You're right, Discreet. Pardon my french. Edited $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 8:53
  • $\begingroup$ Is synonyms of the word involved or one word fits all the lines? $\endgroup$ – smriti Sep 6 '16 at 9:46
  • $\begingroup$ One word can fit all the lines, with the good explanation ^^ ( I'll put some hints later, if too hard) $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 9:48
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Is it

belt

A nightmare for kids,
You can make them stop just by saying my name.

In some countries spanking a child with a belt is a form of punishment.

No matter your size, I will hug you.

A belt "hugs" any person wearing it.

Discreet, people don't pay attention to me,
But without me, you can say bye to your pride.

Your pants may drop, leading to huge embarrassment.

You can even say bye to your life.

You may die if you don't use a seat belt.

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    $\begingroup$ I think this is 'fitting' answer $\endgroup$ – smriti Sep 6 '16 at 9:57
  • $\begingroup$ Can you please add an explanation for the rest of the lines? $\endgroup$ – user58 Sep 6 '16 at 9:59
  • $\begingroup$ Good work ! If you can explain all the lines, it will be great ;) $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ I don't see how I would say bye to my life without a belt... $\endgroup$ – Puck Sep 6 '16 at 10:10
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    $\begingroup$ @smriti thanks for the edit, it was hard to format it appropriately on my phone... $\endgroup$ – vaultah Sep 6 '16 at 10:19
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Answer:

Sleep

A nightmare for kids,

Kids don't want to go to sleep (at least mine doesn't)

You can make them stop just by saying my name.

Kids get all nervous when they hear about sleep

No matter your size, I will hug you.

Everyone needs to sleep.

Discret, people don't pay attention to me,

you are not paying attention to anything when you sleep.

But without me, you can say bye to your pride.

Sleep deprivation is bad...really really bad.

You can even say bye to your life.

You can die from sleep deprivation

Bonus: "My first riddle, invented this morning."

you were still sleepy and you didn't want to get up.

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    $\begingroup$ It can fit. Really good one, but still not the answer I'm looking for. Upvote for the bonus ;) (and good luck with your kids) $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 8:47
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    $\begingroup$ nice bonus hahaha $\endgroup$ – lois6b Sep 6 '16 at 8:48
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    $\begingroup$ you are not paying attention to sleep when you are in sleep.haha $\endgroup$ – Numberknot Sep 6 '16 at 8:48
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Maybe it is :

Silence

A nightmare for kids,

Sure they hate it

You can make them stop just by saying my name.

If you say it, they become quiet

No matter your size, I will hug you.

Silence can be overwhelming

Discreet, people don't pay attention to me,

Who pay attention to quiet people ?

But without me, you can say bye to your pride.

If you speak to much, you can say stupid things

You can even say bye to your life.

Speaking too much can get you killed... sometimes...

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You are

Doctor

A nightmare for kids,

It is.

You can make them stop just by saying my name.

Mom,i won't through glass this time,please don't call doctor.

No matter your size, I will hug you.

how much fit you are,some diseases always with you(i have color blindness) ,definitely you should meet doctor(sorry,no hug)

Discrete, people don't pay attention to me,

Everyone talking about Donald Trump.Don't ignore doctor,they are very important to humanity

But without me, you can say bye to your pride.

If you get no right prescription medicines provided by doctor,then....

You can even say bye to your life.

Without them ,this is true

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  • $\begingroup$ Really creative. I'm almost sad that this isn't the good answer. x) +1 for the Trump $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 9:14
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Is it

Father

A nightmare for kids,

Generally, kids are scared of their father, atleast I was.

You can make them stop just by saying my name.

My mom used to scare me by saying that she will tell father about the mischevous things I used to do.

No matter your size, I will hug you.

Father hugs everyone, be it his kids or their mom :)

Discreet, people don't pay attention to me,

Not sure about this one, but certainly kids don't listen to their fathers

But without me, you can say bye to your pride.

A father is someone u look up to in your life. One should be proud of his/her father

You can even say bye to your life.

Certainly you were not even born without him. :)

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  • $\begingroup$ This isn't your father. I like the start, but quickly it begin to be far-fetched ^^ $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 9:27
  • $\begingroup$ I know it was too specific... but believe it was the very first thing that came to my mind after reading your riddle :) $\endgroup$ – Tejasva Dhyani Sep 6 '16 at 9:29
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The answer is

Name

A nightmare for kids,

Kids don't like their names

You can make them stop just by saying my name.

If you want to stop smb. call him by name

No matter your size, I will hug you.

There is a name for everything, no matter what size it is

Discret, people don't pay attention to me,

Just a name, regular thing

But without me, you can say bye to your pride.

Nameless Author, we know what you've done, but we don't know who you are

You can even say bye to your life.

It's hard to live without name

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  • $\begingroup$ Not bad ! But the answer has already been found, and it's not this. $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 12:28
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Is the answer

Needles? Like in vaccinations?

A nightmare for kids
You can make them stop just by saying my name.

Some kids are incredibly scared of getting a vaccination shot

No matter your size, I will hug you.

Needles go into everyone and, uh, "hug" them, if you want to call it that. You could maybe use this as a euphemism to make it easier on the kid?

Discreet, people don't pay attention to me,

Needles are very thin and small, and with infants some doctors try to to do it in a way that the kid won't notice.

But without me, you can say bye to your pride.

Well, considering what kind of sicknesses you can get if you refuse vaccination, some have long-lasting effects which will make life very hard on you.

You can even say bye to your life.

You could die - in the long run - by refusing vaccinations

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  • $\begingroup$ This isn't. The "hug" explanation is really weird ^^ $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 9:41
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I think the answer is

Cold/Cool

A nightmare for kids,

When kids get cold, it is really a nightmare, especially to really small one's

You can make them stop just by saying my name.

Don't stand under the shower too much, you will get cold

No matter your size, I will hug you.

You will get cold whether you are big or small.

Discreet, people don't pay attention to me,

I know it is bit of a stretch. But I think discreet people pretend to be cool, and hide their feelings.

But without me, you can say bye to your pride.

If you always lose your cool, you won't be in others good book. Not good for your pride.

You can even say bye to your life.

Same, if you don't control your temper, your life can get bad without you knowing it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice try, but like you said, a little stretch on some explanation. This isn't. ^^ $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 9:47
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The answer is:

Water

Because:

A nightmare for kids,

learning to swim is scary at first

You can make them stop just by saying my name.

when they are making noise and the teacher is coming, you shout "water!"

No matter your size, I will hug you.

water can surround you completely

Discret, people don't pay attention to me,

is so normal

You can even say bye to your life.

is essential!

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  • $\begingroup$ What about "But without me, you can say bye to your pride." ? $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 8:42
  • $\begingroup$ im still on it ^^' $\endgroup$ – lois6b Sep 6 '16 at 8:42
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    $\begingroup$ He bye already that line. $\endgroup$ – Numberknot Sep 6 '16 at 8:43
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry mate, but it's not water. Didn't know the teacher shout "water", tho. I least not in my country ^^ And still curious about the pride :p $\endgroup$ – Guildias Sep 6 '16 at 8:50
  • $\begingroup$ not the teacher, other classmates. I know it in other situations also like the police nearby or so. i cant match the pride sentence. and sorry to hear is not the answer v.v $\endgroup$ – lois6b Sep 6 '16 at 8:51

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