For parents of misbehaving kids (which, let's face it, is all parents), embarrassment is one of the most effective ways of turning the tables. Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of a child who might've gotten a little too big for their britches more than being shown up in front of their mates.

Kids get to a stage, usually around their early teens, when they just find their parents to be eye-rollingly cringeworthy. They want to strike out in the world and find their own identities - and consequently begin to rebel a little against the 'authority figures' that are their parents. It can be a difficult period for both child and parent, but with some understanding and good humor, it can be easily negotiated.

This list, inspired by a Nick Harvey tweet, is a classic of the genre: Mortified children recounting the horror of their most embarrassing parent-related moments. Sure, some of these parents put their kids through a public shaming entirely by accident; but there are also plenty of vengeful moms and dads who knew exactly what they were doing!

Scroll down below to check out the list for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Image credits: mrnickharvey
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Tara
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1 year ago

“Peter, your balls!” That is hilarious. Go mum

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Francis
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1 year ago

her sense of humor is great!

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Francis
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1 year ago

how to be found when you're lost - class 101

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Hans
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1 year ago

awww...

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Saara-Elina Kaukiainen
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1 year ago

They still came and that is awesome! :)

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Francis
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1 year ago

dad jokes at a new level :D

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Foxxy’s #1 fan
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1 year ago

I almost got busted smoking coz stupid young me hid an ashtray on my window sill. Well der you can see what’s on the sill from the outside. I was a bloody idiot. I am still a bit of a ditz.

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Henrich Millan
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1 year ago

That's hilarious! :D

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Hans
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1 year ago

I think this is actually funny. :)

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Francis
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1 year ago

that is embarrassing

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Hans
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1 year ago

I do not hink this is embarassing but nice!

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Iggy
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1 year ago

A book and a discussion might have been a better idea!

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Francis
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1 year ago (edited)

and again: please ground open up and swallow me :D sh*t THIS is embarrassing

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Francis
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1 year ago

if i was the DJ, i had laughed my ass off :D

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Hans
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1 year ago

Pre-approving sex education. Wow. Just wow. Why?

BlackestDawn
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1 year ago

Religious nutcases, or just nutcases (as in abstinence only advocates) in general who think that because they don't know about it they won't engage in it?

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Ksenia M
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1 year ago

Sex education classes should be approved by medical professionals for accuracy and child psychologists for comprehensiveness, not parents

Marina
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1 year ago

Best comment on the subject

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Tisha Breaux
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1 year ago

Living in a small town I'd damn sure want to see what these quacks were about to teach my child about sex, bc if it's anything like the nonsense I learned I wouldn't want them to go!

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Why did sister go?

Stina Kolling
Community Member
1 year ago

That's what I'm wondering.

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Catlady6000
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1 year ago

This is the responsibility of parents. Unfortunately not all parents teach, or even should teach their children about sex. Just the basic biology, with pros and cons of birth control methods, abstinence, multiple partners, abortion, having children and at what age, etc. As well as the importance of the word "NO" and your right to say it, and the importance of hearing it, and how to recognize "NO" even when it's not stated.

Catlady6000
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1 year ago

I meant this is what should be taught in school

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Id row
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1 year ago

Pre-approving? I don't think my parents ever once stepped foot in my school, let alone showed up for pre-approval of subject material. I get that we gen-x'ers were raised to be feral nihilists, but this goes above and beyond. The guys' response was hilarious though.

Peta_C
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1 year ago

As an Aussie Mum I actually really like this idea. Not for approval but so I would be prepared for question and understand the context. Having said that we have open, age appropriate discussions continually.

My O My
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1 year ago

Same here. And mine is only 3.

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Aria
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1 year ago

Why the hell do you need to PRE-APPROVE sex ed? Do you Pre-approve math? Biology?

Dei Midkiff
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that at school? I think that's a wise thing to do. Pre-teen sex education, and get the parents approval prior doing that to make sure if the contents are agreeable.

Bill
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1 year ago

Parental approval is how abstinence only education gets taught

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xXKittensweetXx
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1 year ago (edited)

just.....why?

LaDonna Hulcy
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1 year ago

This should be #1!!

Chris Jones
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1 year ago

Nah - the children weren't there. Also this is the parent posting. How do we know that the children ever got to hear about it?

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Dolevaal
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1 year ago

Why dafuq would anyone think this is a good idea? Its emberassing enough for the kiddos when the parents are not around.

Marty Sunderland
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1 year ago

The parents wouldn't view it with the kids, it's a separate preview. They have the right to refuse to allow their child to attend, but should know what they are against. School my kids went to, none of the kids from a particular religious group attended. Started having kids young and huge families, so maybe they didn't need the class?

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Shireen
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1 year ago

Bad ass Dad!

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My O My
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1 year ago

You tend to find yourself a s.o. that has similarities to your parents. Congrats. You did a great job

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Hans
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1 year ago

Frankly, this is not embarrasing, this is really, reall sad.

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Iggy
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1 year ago

"Ground open up and swallow me, please!"

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Jenny Lind
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1 year ago

Never ask a dad not to embarrass you!

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Belle_Pandamonium
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1 year ago

🤣

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Hans
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1 year ago

Oh no!

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Sinkvenice
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1 year ago

Years ago I asked my boss "My boyfriend is coming to visit for my birthday, can I have it off?" He said "That isn't a question you should ask a work colleague." It took me a couple of seconds but my face spontaneously combusted and I ran out of the laboratory with his laughter echoing down the hallway. Fiend.

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A B C
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1 year ago

I really wonder what the wheelchair guy thought in that moment

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xXKittensweetXx
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1 year ago

mummy.. lol

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xXKittensweetXx
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1 year ago

umm mom spit on my face.. no thanks

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Francis
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1 year ago

what the heck did sour mum eat :D

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Tara
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1 year ago

Naked parents yelling could be a whole other post completely.

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Tara
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1 year ago

I was waiting for him to say, “I was 22”

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JAYDA SHUTTER
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1 year ago

Cool!

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