We’ve all been there — our parents do something so embarrassing that we can’t help but cringe and hide our faces. But after an hour or two, we calm down and we realize that we may have overreacted. What’s more, we realize that we’ll probably end up embarrassing our kids as well. It’s just the natural order of things. But some kids can’t forgive their parents for what they’ve done, and shamed them online for their ‘insane’ behavior.

Behold! Here’s a list of the craziest, most jaw-droppingly mad things kids have chosen to shame their parents online for, all found on the popular Insane Parents subreddit, which has lots of unbelievable stories. From tracking your location on dates to asking for money, there’s hardly a kid alive who could stand for this nonsense! So upvote your faves, share with your friends, and drop us a comment below. Oh, and scroll down to read our interviews with the head moderator of the Insane Parents subreddit, a Redditor whose mother put cameras in their bedroom, and another Reddit user whose mom asked for a huge loan!

We know you like our awesome posts, so also be sure to check out our lists about the funniest parents ever, jerk parents who ruined their children’s lives, and the times parents shared the most messed up things their kids have done.

#1

It’s Time To D D D D D D D D Duel

It’s Time To D D D D D D D D Duel

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Foxxy 1 month ago

SOME religious folk sure are nut jobs.

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#2

Nothing Good Will Happen To Me Bcz I Told My Mom I Could No Longer Help Her After Moving On My Own At 19 Because She Got Evicted Twice In The Span Of 4 Months And Put A Power Bill In My Name Without Me Knowing Which I Now Owe 700 To The Power Company

Nothing Good Will Happen To Me Bcz I Told My Mom I Could No Longer Help Her After Moving On My Own At 19 Because She Got Evicted Twice In The Span Of 4 Months And Put A Power Bill In My Name Without Me Knowing Which I Now Owe 700 To The Power Company

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Wil Vanderheijden 1 month ago

The daughter has higher standards and lifegoals than the mother.

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#3

Sometimes Insane Is Just A Birth Defect!

Sometimes Insane Is Just A Birth Defect!

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Foxxy 1 month ago

I think this parent is missing some brain cells.

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Now, some of us have heard our parents joke about how they’ll install security cameras in our rooms if we can’t behave ourselves. Well, that’s exactly what one Reddit user’s mother did. Fortunately, the internet user didn’t give in. They wrote online that they’re doing something about it: “I've got into the account she’s using for the camera and disabled playback and sound recording. I'm also trying to move the camera to a point where it doesn't actually see anything.”

“If you haven't done anything to provoke [putting up] cameras or helicopter parenting, then I'm pretty sure you can call CPS [Child Protective Services] and they will help,” the Redditor told Bored Panda some advice on what to do in situations like this one.

#4

Mom Of The Year Over Here...

Mom Of The Year Over Here...

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Wil Vanderheijden 1 month ago

Well that's a nice start she's giving her daughter. I looked Monat up and it's just another pyramid scheme that sells useless hairproducts. The mother will end up with a shedload of "hair care" products and the daughter will pursue a career in the fastfood business. Nice going, mom.

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#5

My Mom Is Putting Up Cameras In My Room Now

My Mom Is Putting Up Cameras In My Room Now

The Reddit user talked to Bored Panda about the unusual situation: “My mother is out quite a bit, so maybe that was the reason she put up the camera. Maybe she felt that she needed to watch me while she was out, but she never told me the exact reason.” They also said that they have “already confronted” their mother “with the argument that what she's doing is illegal and an invasion of privacy. So now I've taken them down and plan to keep taking the cameras down if she puts up more.”

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Foxxy 1 month ago

That is so inappropriate for even a parent, especially if the child is a teenager.

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#6

Ah Sweet Unconditional Love

Ah Sweet Unconditional Love

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S. 1 month ago

The last reply was perfect.

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Meanwhile, Redditor CHIEFXx posted how their mother asked for a 600 dollar loan, even though they work a minimum wage job.

“My advice for others dealing with the same [crap] is to just push through it. If you know you’re right then you’re probably right. Don’t get pushed around, stand up for yourself and make your feelings known, regardless of how your parents may feel,” the Reddit user explained their thoughts to Bored Panda.

Another mind-boggling case of ‘insane’ parenting happened to Reddit user TheCityKitten, who couldn’t believe that their father was tracking them while they were out on a date.

#7

My Father Tracking Me While I’m On A Date

My Father Tracking Me While I’m On A Date

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Wil Vanderheijden 1 month ago

Controlling your kids in this way is a sure way to make them leave the house as soon as they can and not coming back anymore.

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#8

Mom Makes Son Show Her All Of His Social Media Accounts

Mom Makes Son Show Her All Of His Social Media Accounts

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Cyndi H 1 month ago

And this is how serial killers are made people!

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#9

I Dont Even Know What To Say

I Dont Even Know What To Say

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Foxxy 1 month ago

Yes, yes you are an asshole and many other not so nice words.

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You’d think that stories like these were rare, but that’s not entirely true. Turns out, there’s a whole community on Reddit called Insane Parents that chronicles just such events. The subreddit describes itself as “a weird place where you can post those crazy parents who post in those woo-woo anti-vax groups on facebook and do things harmful (directly and indirectly) to their children.” The group’s description also states that it’s a place for both support and laughter.

#10

Shooting A Schools Computer Because Your Daughter Is Talking To Boys...

Shooting A Schools Computer Because Your Daughter Is Talking To Boys...

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Iggy 1 month ago

That parent is unhinged. I presume the school will be seeking compensation for their property. I would hope that the police would take such a hotheaded and irresponsible use of a firearm seriously and, at the very least, give him/her a very stern talking to.

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#11

Mom Just Asked Me For 600$ When I Work A Minimum Wage Job Then Tells Me To Stop Spending?

Mom Just Asked Me For 600$ When I Work A Minimum Wage Job Then Tells Me To Stop Spending?

CHIEFXx told Bored Panda that when their mother asked them for money, “before seeing the amount i was ready to give it, yet 600 dollars is a lot of [effing] money. So i was confused after seeing all that money expected from me.”

“We had a talk about it a little afterwards through text but it didn’t do anything, all it accomplished was her thinking I was a selfish piece of [crap]. I don’t really plan on talking to her much about this,” the Redditor explained.

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Rissie 1 month ago

Parent of the year..

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#12

What The Hell

What The Hell

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Foxxy 1 month ago

I do not agree with public shaming children.

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Bored Panda talked to the head moderator of the subreddit more about the community itself — mynameisethan182. According to the Redditor, the subreddit “started off just as a one-off comment” on one thread.

“From there it kinda morphed into what it is today. This weird chaotic place where people can post about their real issues and hopefully some awareness can be raised about some of the darker sides of the internet.”

When asked what the most insane stories about parents the moderator has come across, he replied that it’s “two cases of mothers giving their children bleach,” while “the proper authorities were alerted, given the information, and did nothing to stop it.”

#13

I Hate It When Doctors Act Like They Have A Medical Degree

I Hate It When Doctors Act Like They Have A Medical Degree

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chi-wei shen 1 month ago

In order to reduce the costs of the health care system all expensive doctors and nurses should be replaced by informed moms who received their education at Google University. It should be good for patients because these Google graduates know everything better than anyone else.

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#14

My Parents Force Me To Update Everything I Do To Them And Verbally Abuse Me If I Don't. They Wonder Where The Depression Came From

My Parents Force Me To Update Everything I Do To Them And Verbally Abuse Me If I Don't. They Wonder Where The Depression Came From

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Wil Vanderheijden 1 month ago

That's what they call child abuse.

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#15

She's Old Enough To Get Married But Not Old Enough To Be Trusted Around Another Man's Penis In This House

She's Old Enough To Get Married But Not Old Enough To Be Trusted Around Another Man's Penis In This House

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Bored Cat 1 month ago

I feel so bad for the daughter and the fiancé.

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“If you can — reach out to a trusted authority member (teachers, principals, professors, etc.),” mynameisethan182 gave advice to kids dealing with ‘insane’ parents. “If you can, document what is happening; however, things do get better. There is always the opportunity to get away from these people and cut them out of your lives. Whether it is joining the military at age 17 or 18 or any other available option. You can get away from it.”

#16

My Mother, After She Kicked Me Out When She Found Letters My Girlfriend Wrote For Me (We're Both Girls)

My Mother, After She Kicked Me Out When She Found Letters My Girlfriend Wrote For Me (We're Both Girls)

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Max Roma 1 month ago

oh, no, she will call the cups!

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#17

The Children Deserved Better Than Her Anyways

The Children Deserved Better Than Her Anyways

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Remia C 1 month ago

Awful

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#18

Poor Poor Kid

Poor Poor Kid

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Jackson Pollock 1 month ago

Ok here goes... stop rubbing bullshit oils on your kids you freak. If that shit actually worked, no one would need medication.

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“I wish more people knew about certain issues kids are seeming to face today. There are parents who seem to think it is okay to track their children — it is the most common thing I see. It causes nothing but problems and resentment,” the subreddit moderator remarked. “You may think you're doing the right thing, but you're not. You have to trust your kid and allow them to make mistakes. They cannot grow into fully actualized people without those mistakes. Your job is to guide them and to be there to pick them up when they do make those mistakes.”

#19

Saw This On Twitter

Saw This On Twitter

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#20

Already Dislikes Her Baby Before It’s Born...

Already Dislikes Her Baby Before It’s Born...

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Foxxy 1 month ago

This is quite sad for the baby.

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#21

My Financé Son Used Some Of My Daughters Nail Polish And He Posted It To Twitter

My Financé Son Used Some Of My Daughters Nail Polish And He Posted It To Twitter

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Foxxy 1 month ago (edited)

Ahhhh so there is a gay gene in the nails, good to know.

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We can understand why kids would be ashamed of their parents when they monitor them or ask for ridiculously large loans. But why is it that kids are embarrassed by their parents in general? Well, Fatherly writes that this embarrassment usually starts appearing between 9 and 13 years of age, right when a major shift in attitude occurs. As kids become more independent and try to figure out the ‘rules of the game’ in society, they reject what their parents stand for.

Meanwhile, Empowering Parents suggests that parents shouldn’t take things personally when kids act up and should give their offspring some space grow. And, whatever happens, we can all agree that setting up cameras in someone’s room should be avoided at all costs.

#22

My Mom Tried Calling Me Multiple Times In Less Than A One Minute And Then Threatened To Not Help Me Fix My AC. (What’s Even Funnier Is That They Live With Me So They Wouldn’t Have Ac Either)

My Mom Tried Calling Me Multiple Times In Less Than A One Minute And Then Threatened To Not Help Me Fix My AC. (What’s Even Funnier Is That They Live With Me So They Wouldn’t Have Ac Either)

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Bredan TheGreat 1 month ago

Jerk

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#23

All Because I Wouldn't Pay Rent In Advance Because She Spent Her Pay On Endone Like She Asks For Every Week Because Of Drugs

All Because I Wouldn't Pay Rent In Advance Because She Spent Her Pay On Endone Like She Asks For Every Week Because Of Drugs

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Tiny Dynamine 1 month ago

The last bit's true. She should have been sterilised.

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#24

My Mum Is Abusing Our Brand New Security System

My Mum Is Abusing Our Brand New Security System

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Clinton Yew 1 month ago

"no tech" day, she is actually asking you to throw all tech out of the house, including the security, now please do as you are told.

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#25

Mother Impersonated Me To Bofa To Remove $1500 From My Account Of My Awarded Scholarship Money As Punishment For Her Ex Husband Not Paying For Her Vacation

Mother Impersonated Me To Bofa To Remove $1500 From My Account Of My Awarded Scholarship Money As Punishment For Her Ex Husband Not Paying For Her Vacation

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Clinton Yew 1 month ago

Get the cups for help, this is stealing.

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#26

My Dad Is Sending Me To Boot Camp This Month Because I Didn't Get My Hair Cut The Way He Wanted But He Didn't Tell He How He Wanted It. I Was Sobbing In The Back Off My Work When He Sent Me These Messages

My Dad Is Sending Me To Boot Camp This Month Because I Didn't Get My Hair Cut The Way He Wanted But He Didn't Tell He How He Wanted It. I Was Sobbing In The Back Off My Work When He Sent Me These Messages

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Foxxy 1 month ago

I am curious to know how old some of these kids are. These parents are friggin insane.

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#27

One Of Many Times My Narcissistic Mother When She Took Her Frustrations Out On Me

One Of Many Times My Narcissistic Mother When She Took Her Frustrations Out On Me

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Laura Zappenduster 1 month ago

damn, that must be so painful to deal with... poor kiddo

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#28

So I Forgot To Do One Thing While I Was Rushed To Get Out The Door, They Are Apparently Charging Me Money? Also The Second Charge Is Literally Made Up. So She’s Piling On Debt Charges For Things I’m Not Doing Now, And If I Don’t Pay Her I’m Screwed. Feels Like 1700’s British Debt

So I Forgot To Do One Thing While I Was Rushed To Get Out The Door, They Are Apparently Charging Me Money? Also The Second Charge Is Literally Made Up. So She’s Piling On Debt Charges For Things I’m Not Doing Now, And If I Don’t Pay Her I’m Screwed. Feels Like 1700’s British Debt

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S. 1 month ago

What? The? Hell?

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#29

That Guy That Had His Parents Put Up Cameras? Heres Mine. There Are More

That Guy That Had His Parents Put Up Cameras? Heres Mine. There Are More

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Magic567 1 month ago

put a photo of Danny devito ( our lord and saviour) on it troll the shit out your parents!

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#30

She's A Good Mom She Just Has Her Moments

She's A Good Mom She Just Has Her Moments

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反社会的 1 month ago

What in the actual fuck?

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