“Bad” Parenting

Get some damn perspective, and stop judging GOOD parents, just because you disagree with them.

You know, it drives me nuts when people call other people “bad parents”, just because their parenting style differs from their own. Sometimes, in the smallest, simplest ways. You let your child have a tantrum in a store instead of bringing them outside? BAD PARENT! You didn’t exclusively breastfeed your baby? BAD PARENT! You do/don’t spank your child when they act out? BAD PARENT! You take your child out to eat instead of cooking for them every day? BAD PARENT! You bought your child a ton of presents/very few presents for their birthday? BAD PARENT! No. No no no. And, once again, NO! I could go on and on, but you get the idea, and I’m sure many of you have been there.

I am not naive, I know that you can’t please everyone, and people will always disagree with something you’re doing, but I’m starting to think people have no idea what the word “bad” even means. A BAD parent neglects their child. A BAD parent does not feed their child. A BAD parent does not care about the welfare of their child. A BAD parent purposely harms their child (and, no, I’m not talking about spanking). Just because you disagree with a GOOD parent’s parenting style, does not make them a BAD parent. It does, however, make you a judgmental twit, with your head shoved up your own ass. Get over yourself, because at the end of the day, we’re all just trying our best here.

You want to see bad parenting? Head on over to Yahoo!‘s homepage and read through the dozens of horror stories on there. Abuse. Neglect. Murder. Get some damn perspective, and stop judging GOOD parents, just because you disagree with them.

I’m done.


Author: Super Jan

I am an exceedingly average humanoid who is trying to find where I fit in the world. Opinionated, slightly vulgar, and prone to crippling social anxiety. I am a gamer, retired podcaster, wannabe voice actor, newbie freelancer, Netflix binge-watcher, YouTube addict, and a mom just trying to do my best.

13 thoughts on ““Bad” Parenting”

  1. Wow .. this is so true!! Since we’ve had our son (8weeks old) everyone kept saying to stop picking him up because he will become needy… does our head in, I’d rather him feel loved than to think we are leaving him to cry and feel neglected!! At the end of the day do what ever feels right for YOU and only YOU! Unless obviously your a sick person who neglects and hurts children then you do need someone’s advice!

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    1. First of all, those people are INSANE. Especially when they are that small, babies NEED constant contact to grow and develop properly, that is scientific fact. Who on earth has a newborn, and just leaves them off on their own all day? That’s just… wow. Just wow. You’re absolutely right!

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      1. I know right! Old fashioned people tend to think if you keep picking them up when they are upset they will take advantage of it, and I say to them I don’t really care I’d rather my baby feel needed and wanted than to leave them to cry! There is literally nothing better on this planet than to be cuddling your little baby 😀

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  2. AGREED!! We need to stick together, and like you said.. there are SO MANY bad parents out there doing REALLY bad stuff, so yes.. we need to stop judging so harshly!

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