Some people just shouldn't be parents
We’ve all seen someone that we would label as a “bad parent,” but some are worse off than others. The ones we have here are examples taken to an extreme level. Simple things like neglecting a child or treating them poorly in front of others can be a huge downer for the kid and have a negative effect on them later on in life. These Reddit users share some of the times they’ve witnessed some parenting that was questionable at best.
At the Movies
At a movie theater, sitting in the fourth or fifth row with friends. This was a rated R movie. Two kids maybe 4 and 7 year old are in the audience. They start playing and running back and forth at the front of the theater. The 4 year old falls and starts to cry, the parent doesn’t bother to get up. My friend finally went to console the child after a few minutes. The mother never bothered to get up. (TheRedWeddingPlanner)
Afraid to Sleep
I have a friend who’s always had trouble sleeping. When she was young and didn’t want to go to bed her mother would tell her she’d die if she didn’t go to sleep. So she’d desperately try to go to sleep but would be kept awake by her fear of not falling asleep. (Artichook)
An irate mother of a girl in a private school’s music program made a big scene in front of the faculty and students because her daughter had not been selected to sing a solo in a school concert.
The student had been very clear to the faculty that she didn’t want the part, nor was her voice suited for it. Still, her overbearing mother insisted that she audition against her will.
As a result, the girl was yanked out of the school she loved by her parents and embarrassed, all because the mother’s ego required that her daughter be “the shining star” in front of others. (Back2Bach)