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2012-11-28 04:10:53 PM
4 votes:

lousyskater: Gabrielmot: Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.

I could one up this easily, but I'd rather not start a pissing contest over who had the worst parents.


It really wasn't meant to be a pissing contest. I find when I hear other people's stories of bad parenting, it makes me feel a little better that I'm not alone and that someone out there *somewhere* understands what I went through.

I have a friend who probably went through worse things than me... like his mom cut him with a broken ashtray and that's why he has that big scar on his forearm kind of things. I'm fairly certain the reason I'm semi-well adjusted despite what I went through is because I talk about it.

My friend doesn't. He also keeps to himself, doesn't have many friends, hasn't had a girlfriend in years and is approaching 40. -He's a great guy, and would make a great dad, but he thinks he's so broken that he doesn't deserve to be happy. If me sharing some of my crappy childhood experiences helps anyone here realize things can be okay... I will.

/sorry your stories can beat mine. I hope everything turns out all right for you in the end.
2012-11-28 03:57:41 PM
4 votes:
Fark Rye For Many Whores:
State-sponsored medical terrorism: Texas authorities arrest parents, kidnap their teenage daughter, and force her through chemotherapy against her will

Chemotherapy? Those monsters. I'm sure wheatgrass smoothies and a good cleanse would have taken care of those naughty little neoplastic cells and set everything right, without using chemicals.

Grapple:
She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?

Hide a GPS on the bike, then take the fact that it's parked in the lot at the motel for 10 hours a week straight to court. Lawyer up, delete Facebook and hit the gym.
2012-11-28 03:54:34 PM
3 votes:
"I got pregnant to trap your father and found out it wasn't worth the effort."
2012-11-28 03:49:58 PM
3 votes:

Grapple: cgraves67: My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

Actually, my wife could say this one. And it's killing me. She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?


Sounds like she's riding more than a motorcycle to me.
2012-11-28 03:17:26 PM
3 votes:
Wow.
That is a wacky website.
2012-11-28 08:44:03 PM
2 votes:
Play power rangers with your kids.
Be a kid again.

Don't set a bad example.
If you want your kid in scouts, become a scoutmaster.

Praise them for achievement.
Never condemn them to a learning moment.

Don't make your daughter pose for cars on CL.
Don't let them see you fight.

Don't let them see you fark, either.

Remind them that the world is full of bad people but remind them they are loved.

Make them eat their veggies.

Build better people.

Take them to Disney parks.

Don't end up like these two pieces of shiat.
2012-11-28 04:15:27 PM
2 votes:

thebleedingthumb: Grapple: pxlboy: omelete: Grapple: cgraves67: My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

Actually, my wife could say this one. And it's killing me. She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?

Sounds like she's riding more than a motorcycle to me.

This.

The thought had crossed my mind.

you are awfully nonchalant about this whole situation!!!!


I'm still wondering if I should care to be honest. I was told via email that I was apparently separated from my wife. I realize it's the 21st century, but you really could only tell me this over email? While I was in an all-day meeting? and then transfer all your angst over to me as "it's your call how we handle it from here". Maybe I'm just better off without someone so ... erratic in my life.
2012-11-28 04:13:57 PM
2 votes:

dv-ous: cgraves67:

I hate you because you're gay.

Oh... you had to go there.

::kicks dirt and sticks hands in pockets::

It's so farking depressing what some people will do to their kids, man. Their own damn kids.


My oldest brother is gay. My father (Dad's not his bio dad, but raised him) was a tough old bird. We didn't tell Dad about it b/c we feared that Dad would kick Scott out. He didn't. Seemed to actually accept Scott and his partner of...geezz...about 25 years now
. ..
Shortly before Dad passed, in 08, he told my Mom that he didn't care that Scott was gay. That was his son, and he loved him.
When Mom told me about it, she said that she'd always thought that my dad had hated Scott.
Dad was not very demonstrative. He showed affection in small ways. Money for a magazine, teaching the boys how to build an engine, taking the girls fishing, so I guess I can see how she thought that.

Anyway...it got dusty in here, and I've forgotten where I was going with this...Umm...I had a kick-ass Dad and my Mom rocks. :)
2012-11-28 04:00:51 PM
2 votes:

cgraves67: They forgot:

I hate that you are not Me v2.0. Why can't you be more like me.


I've always thought I would have had an easier time of it if I were a little less like my dad. (We get along fine now, but he's a stubborn cuss, and so am I. The teen years were interesting.

I hate you because you're gay.

Oh... you had to go there.

::kicks dirt and sticks hands in pockets::

It's so farking depressing what some people will do to their kids, man. Their own damn kids.
2012-11-28 03:49:28 PM
2 votes:

ChipNASA: "Mommy doesn't love me any more, that's why I love you more".....

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 237x320]

/few bites.


Okay, that's literally "throw up in my mouth" disturbing...
2012-11-28 03:45:49 PM
2 votes:
And they forgot: I let you become a hopeless, self-absorbed little brat because I'm a spineless little pussy, who bought into the time-out cop-out and thought Ritalin would solve everything.
2012-11-28 03:43:53 PM
2 votes:
Weak article is weak... here's what *real* bad parents say...

Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.
2012-11-28 03:42:53 PM
2 votes:
There is some truth to this blog.

I know that I resented that my dad divorced my mom. Even though he was actively involved etc etc there was just something that always bothered me as a younger person. As I have gotten older and see him more of guy vs. my dad it is much easier to understand the decisions he made etc. I might not like some of those decisions but as man to man it is much more understandable and I can relate to it much more easily than I could at 15 or so.

I think a lot of it comes from experience with love. Love isn't always great or easy. I don't think you really learn that until you get older.
2012-11-28 03:21:45 PM
2 votes:
I think if you click on all the ads on that site at once Dr. John Harvey Kellogg springs from your computer screen and gives you an enema with an unpeeled pineapple while connecting your nipples to a malfunctioning Jacob's Ladder all in the name of treating your Brain Fevers.
2012-11-29 02:08:06 PM
1 votes:

pxlboy: omelete: Grapple: cgraves67: My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

Actually, my wife could say this one. And it's killing me. She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?

Sounds like she's riding more than a motorcycle to me.

This.


A close old friend of mine told me last spring that his wife was being very distant and saying she wasn't sure where they were headed.

Turns out she was banging the VP she met on a work trip the prior month. She left my friend and their son to chase her dream guy. As soon as the VP's wife found out he (the VP) went straight home to try to fix his marriage (aka get out of paying child support for his four kids). Meaning he finally got caught getting his illicit fun sex with whatever new chick believed they had made a real "connection". My friends wife of 14 years was just his latest piece of side pussy. He (my friend) initally said he would never reconcile but now they've moved back in together. We'll see.

So, yeah, sadly from the info you've given your wife is very likely saying you're separated to justify the sex she's already been having.

Sorry man
2012-11-28 08:59:57 PM
1 votes:

vudukungfu: Play power rangers with your kids.
Be a kid again...


Exactly. Be a parent, not a friend. BUT let your kids be kids, with all the joy, dirt and boo-boos they need.

Try and remember what it felt like to dive in a pile of leaves, build a fort out of pillows and blankets, jump off the diving board or hit your first home run. Remember facing down the 'no thank you' helping of broccoli? Camping under the stars? Going sledding? If you give your kids anything, give them things like that.

I think if we could, most of us would want that magic back in the world. We parents are lucky, we get to see it again through the eyes of our kids.
2012-11-28 08:47:50 PM
1 votes:
Most of you seem pretty weak. Not just physically weak, but mentally weak. Quit living in the past and blubbering about your parents. Buck up and be a man (or, since this is Fark, a MtW freak.)
2012-11-28 07:23:34 PM
1 votes:

Lollipop165: The One True TheDavid:

How many mothers will come out and say "I want my son to be a Mama's Boy!"?)

Did you have a father around?


Yes. And she made sure he had a nervous breakdown, lost his shiat especially loudly and dramatically once and got arrested and committed, then was on probation for a couple or three years after he got out. Of course he also had to be on a very high dose of Thorazine. Ages 6 1/2 to 9.

Pro-tip: no matter what "the little woman" says or does for however long, don't lose your temper, slap her a couple times and leave her to run screaming from the house on a summer Sunday afternoon when everybody's out & about on the block. Especially not if you already have a documented history of "mental problems." Do not get angry, throw shiat around and hit her when she jumps in your face hollering instead of going out the back door like a sensible person. Do not hit her or she'll own your ass for the next 5 years (unless you really are an asshole, in which case she'll be too afraid to bother you). Never harm a hair on her head. (Especially not if you're a good hearted wacko who actually loves his kids.)

Instead stall out in a bad intersection and get her T-boned instead. Then if she lives through it you can be "Such a devoted husband standing by his wife after that terrible accident!"

Conversely, if you already have mental problems and life bugs you enough to start with you should realize that it's better to sit home alone sipping bourbon and watching porn than let your second wife be yet another frustrated little woman who doesn't know how to make a living on her own but wants to stop living under her parents' roof and be boss of her own household. Even if she does have pretty eyes and "winning ways." And if you can't resist that, at least never ever make her pregnant so you're free to leave at any time without major repercussions and crushing lifelong guilt. (These have been my strategies, and they've always worked quite well.)

They got married in 1956. And the Republicans want to return our society to those halcyon days when women had no real option but to leech off her father, hook a husband, or be some kind of "servant" or "hussy." This is why I say women's lib, birth control, sex education, abortion, Plan B, and last but not least society being cool with women earning their own living in "non-domestic" occupations are wonderful things for men. Unless you're both equal partners there's gonna be a whipper and a whippee, and unless you're the kind of asshole who feels no compunctions about hitting women you stand a very good chance of getting the wrong end of the deal. The traditional women's strategy involves getting her way subtly, being sly and devious, studying what makes you tick and how to push your buttons while you think "women are simple creatures, all pink & ribbons." Then before you know it all your base are belong to her. Who do you think really ruled the Cleaver family?

We men would be better off with even more strong women who can stand on their own and don't need a man for anything. It's much safer for us that way.
2012-11-28 07:15:38 PM
1 votes:

Spade: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Spade:

Wife's not breast feeding either.

Cause them titties is all yours, amirite!?

She doesn't want to. Feels it takes too much time. She has a career she's worked hard for and doesn't feel the need to bow to any little tyrants.

/second wave baby


Ha! Of course. Sterilizing bottles and feeders and making the formula and heating it up and dumping all the stuff in the dishwasher after is *so* much faster than letting the little barracuda latch on to a breast and have at it. Or maybe you assume feminists consider all babies to be parasites that should feed themselves from birth?
2012-11-28 06:45:12 PM
1 votes:

Spade: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Spade:

Wife's not breast feeding either.

Cause them titties is all yours, amirite!?

She doesn't want to. Feels it takes too much time. She has a career she's worked hard for and doesn't feel the need to bow to any little tyrants.

/second wave baby



Seriously, dude. If you're serious about what you have been typing, you are going to be some of the worst parents in history. Kids are not fashion accessories or something you have just because it's what adults do.

The distancing from the kids you have already shown will only result in you being either too demanding for them to be perfect and self-sufficient by the time they're 3, or being completely distant.

For the sake of the kids please never impregnate your selfish wife with your immature boy-goo. The world will be better off.
2012-11-28 06:17:35 PM
1 votes:
If you can't be a good example for your kids, at least try to be a horrible warning.
2012-11-28 05:33:39 PM
1 votes:

Spade: My love life was more important than you.

Yup. Wife and I already had this conversation. Our kids will never be more important than us.

And on the "you must act this way as your behavior reflects on me" we'll damn right.


Why do people like you breed?
2012-11-28 04:22:51 PM
1 votes:
Here's one most Farkers never got: You aren't as smart as you think you are, and you are not important at all, in the grand scheme of things.

Accept that and become happier.
2012-11-28 04:16:44 PM
1 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: If you are the second child, and you are the same gender as your older sibling, you were the wrong gender. We didn't want you. If you are the 3rd child, and you are the same gender as your 2 older siblings, you are the wrong gender. We didn't want you. Etc...


My ex husband cried when he saw that our third child was another girl. Then when the boys came he left. Turns out getting a boy (or boys) didn't make him happy in the way he thought it would. Some people are really farked up. Me? I am happy with all the kids! They are awesome. Couldn't give a shiat what gender they are.
2012-11-28 04:10:13 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: cryinoutloud:Bad parents don't know they're bad parents. That's why they don't do it better.
Don't you think they can compare themselves and their kids to other families? I know I'll never write as well as Henry James. Or are they like my parents? My dad did the best he could with the little he had...


Some of them can, and they get better, and their kids do better. But some of them are pretty ignorant, and they just figure that anyone who raises their kids differently than they do is stupid--without realizing that they're the party that's stupid.

Look how much arguing there is about parenting among people whose kids will probably all turn out OK, regardless of how much people disagree about it. And nobody really knows the "right" way anyhow, so if you learned a shiatty way to raise your kids and you're fine with it (after all, that's how you were raised!), then you won't know any different until it's too late to fix it. And it's also a fact that some very shiatty parents have children that turn out all right, and vice-versa. So if you're trying to tell someone the "right" way to raise kids, you're on pretty shaky ground, no matter WTF is going on in that house.

Smelly Pirate Hooker: cryinoutloud: Bad parents don't know care that they're bad parents. That's why they don't do it better.
Fixed that for you. They know. They just don't care.


no, a lot of them really don't know. They think they're fine parents. But their parents were shiatty parents, and their parents before them, and well, how is anyone supposed to learn how to be a good parent if they aren't that smart and never had a good role model?

This isn't rocket science. Except on Fark, apparently, where everyone is supposed to have bootstraps that not only bail them out of poverty, but teach them every single social skill in the world.
2012-11-28 04:10:01 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: What's the difference between loving your parents and Stockholm Syndrome? (No, that's not a rhetorical question.)


One is a form of trauma bonding involving dominant and submissive parties through which the submissive party identifies with the dominant party as a survival and dissonance minimizing mechanism to resolve a negative and inescapable situation.

The other involves a Swedish bank robbery.
2012-11-28 03:52:27 PM
1 votes:

omelete: Grapple: cgraves67: My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

Actually, my wife could say this one. And it's killing me. She leaves the house for 6 hours for a ride on her motorcycle say, twice a week.., I stay home with my son. Suddenly, I'm not paying enough attention to her and we should consider ourselves "separated". Really?

Sounds like she's riding more than a motorcycle to me.


Sharpshooter! This one is obvious.
2012-11-28 03:52:26 PM
1 votes:

Nana's Vibrator: Mom: You should thank me because your father wanted to abort you.
Dad: That's not true! It was your mom who wanted to abort you.

/beat that Fark, I have the worst parents in the world... prove me wrong.

Not many aborted fetuses posting on Fark these days...


Yeah, fark atheists will love this one... the reason I think I wasn't aborted was the two of them were too chickenshiat to do it because they thought they'd go to hell...

God saved me... literally.
2012-11-28 03:52:23 PM
1 votes:

cryinoutloud: Bad parents don't know care that they're bad parents. That's why they don't do it better.


Fixed that for you. They know. They just don't care.
2012-11-28 03:51:30 PM
1 votes:
Oh, I think we can add to this list:

> "I like drugs more than I like children. Now, if your mother had given birth to a seven pound bag of meth I'd have been Father of the Year. I blame her."

> "I just didn't feel like Jerry Sandusky should be able to have all of the fun".

> "Look, I had a lot of women. It costs more to buy formula for your ass than it did for me to buy a lady a Cognac. I had to make some tough decisions. Hell, you should be apologizing to ME for all of that cock-blocking you did."
2012-11-28 03:48:14 PM
1 votes:
everyone is a psycho except me.
2012-11-28 03:46:07 PM
1 votes:
If you are the second child, and you are the same gender as your older sibling, you were the wrong gender. We didn't want you. If you are the 3rd child, and you are the same gender as your 2 older siblings, you are the wrong gender. We didn't want you. Etc...
2012-11-28 03:45:08 PM
1 votes:
How about we studied developmental psychology as intently as our faculties allowed and inverted the lessons and applied them to you systematically and collusively because we are sadists and ontologically inferior.

// not bitter, really
//Happy Holidays
2012-11-28 03:44:32 PM
1 votes:

cryinoutloud: Bad parents don't know they're bad parents. That's why they don't do it better.


This. Most/all of the list entries are things the bad parent(s) would have to admit to themselves before they admitted it to the kids.
2012-11-28 03:44:25 PM
1 votes:

cgraves67: They forgot:

My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

I can't be sure that you're my offspring because your mom is a whore, so I'm going to make you the object of my resentment because I don't know who your mom was banging.

I hate that you are not Me v2.0. Why can't you be more like me.

I hate you because you're gay.


Come on, let it all out. You're doing good.
2012-11-28 03:43:16 PM
1 votes:
It's a good thing bad parents spend a lot of time looking at natural foods websites for parenting tips. This article will obviously have a major effect.
2012-11-28 03:42:11 PM
1 votes:
They forgot:

My hobbies are a higher priority than your life.

I can't be sure that you're my offspring because your mom is a whore, so I'm going to make you the object of my resentment because I don't know who your mom was banging.

I hate that you are not Me v2.0. Why can't you be more like me.

I hate you because you're gay.
2012-11-28 03:41:57 PM
1 votes:
Should have pulled out and shot the load on your mom's chest seems to have missed the list
2012-11-28 03:39:43 PM
1 votes:
That's some Sleepaway Camp-level shiat.
2012-11-28 03:38:18 PM
1 votes:
Bad parents don't know they're bad parents. That's why they don't do it better.
2012-11-28 03:11:17 PM
1 votes:

Lucky LaRue: I remember a time when you could mentally scar as many of your children as you wanted, and they worked out their resulting issues with alcohol, drugs, and support groups.

Damned internet and blogs ruined everything.


Better to work your daddy issues out on Tumblr than on the pole, I guess.
2012-11-28 02:51:19 PM
1 votes:
I remember a time when you could mentally scar as many of your children as you wanted, and they worked out their resulting issues with alcohol, drugs, and support groups.

Damned internet and blogs ruined everything.
 
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