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I have no idea how to be a parent. I also will never have to know as I have no plans to raise delinquents... sorry, "children" as a life goal. One of the reasons why it's never been on my bucket list is because I believe it to be a calling not designed for everyone. Now, just because it's not in my future doesn't mean I can't give an opinion or five about how to not do it wrong. There are just some obvious "logics" we can all attest to.

Redditor u/sham-da-man wanted to hear about all the times parents were just wrong but asking... What is the worst parent logic you know?

A lot of parenting is in the moment action. You have to think on the fly, just be sure you're not flying off the rails. There are a few ideas that really need to be thought out before implemented. Adults really should dig into their own pasts more and review what did and didn't work for their growth.


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You owe me for raising you.


It's you not them...

My child is incapable of doing wrong, therefore if you have a problem with how my child is behaving, it's your fault.


Sounds like my ex gf's mom. Her son could bomb a building and she'd still find a way to defend him. Seriously dude beats his wife and she just tells her daughter-in-law to "Just don't do things that piss him off".


1 4 All...

If 1 kid did something bad everyone is at fault.


One of the many reasons I hated the Army. If there's one thing I learned there, it's that work ethic, obedience, and integrity meant nothing, so there was no point to trying.

Got out as soon as I could. Joining was the worst decision of my life.


Don't Cry

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The way to calm a crying child is to shout in their face and threaten to take things they love away. That'll work.



"My parents beat the hell out of me and I turned out okay, so it's alright if I beat the hell out of my kids."

You didn't turn out okay.


This is how cycles of abuse, drug addictions and other problems start. No matter what you do abuse is abuse.


See now much of that feels like a whole lot of mess. Reverse psychology should always have a purpose. You don't just play with younger brains merely because you think you can. That can cause a lifetime of damage, for everyone involved. My mother use to wash my mouth out with soap if I used foul language, now... I curse like a trucker and much of what I learned was angled at her. She could have found a few other options. The next group of people will understand.

Staying Single...

Focus on your studies, no talking to people/girls until you graduate from college!

(5 seconds after graduating college) we want grandkids, how come you don't have a gf/wife?


Oh my gosh, I can totally relate.

My parents didn't allow any of us to date while growing up, then wonder when as adults we couldn't get boyfriends/girlfriends.

They found out I was trying to date a girl when I was in middle school and, hoo, boy, got a whipping and was told I couldn't date until I was 16. When I turned 16, I was told I could only date daughters of people they knew. (Small community, and really wasn't interested in any of the "approved list.")

Messed me up so bad that I've been single my whole life, and when I do meet someone I'm interested in, I'm so freaking awkward I blow any chance I may have had.

Being on Reddit and looking back I realize I had "nice guy" syndrome. Never went to stalking people but made me realize, oh, crap, I was that guy.



"You can grow up to be anything you want!" -I want to be a musician "Don't you want a real career? Why not a doctor or lawyer? Accountant maybe?" -but.... ok.


I had the same thing happen when I said I wanted to be an author. It's even worse when I realised that my Mum has published 2 books before.


Back when...

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"I didn't have computers as a child and played outside as a child. That means you gotta do that too." Yeah well medieval people threw their poop in the street, maybe we should do that too.


Forced Educations

Grew up with Indian parents and met a lot of Indian community. The below didn't necessarily happen to me, but I've seen it happen to friends.

Not giving your kids privacy and hovering over them a lot. You can't expect them to be well adjusted adults if you direct their entire lives. Allow them to make mistakes (within reason) and help them learn. Don't beat them up over mistakes.

Stop taking elementary and middle school grades so seriously. Let them learn at their own pace, support where needed, and don't make education a punishment. Don't force them to do more "homework" after school and school homework is over unless they come to you for help with a subject. Feed their natural curiosities - don't force them to sit down and memorize multiplication tables under threat of punishment. (Looking at you dad 😠).


Too Loud

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I'm gonna scream at my child to do better at school - that's gonna teach him/her to see education as valuable.


Dear parents, think before you speak. "Oh look, logic I can share!" Also think about what worked for you as a child. Contradiction only breeds more chaos. That is the easiest lesson of all.


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