Bad Parenting 101
Parenting style is very, very important. How you parent your child and what you tell them to do or don’t do has a huge impact on who your child becomes. Of course, there are good ways to parent and bad ways to parent.
Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual, it comes with helpful Reddittors. So, these Reddit users share what they think are some of the worst methods they’ve used when raising their own children.
“Making fun of their interests. Next thing you know, they will be in their teens and you’ll wonder why they never talk to you.” (Aurora320)
“You need to tell your children that you are sorry when you screw up. Offer a heartfelt apology when you make a mistake. Don’t try to explain away your error. Just sit them down, look them in the eye and say, ‘I screwed that up. I’m sorry. Will you please forgive me?’ They will, and they’ll respect you for it.” (Queen_Dare_Bear)
“Yelling at your kid for crying because you’re yelling at them and they’re f***ing scared of you” (Stepintomyparlor)