There are many ways to be a toxic parent to your kids, but these self-absorbed parents don't just affect their offspring - but the entire world around them. Whether they think the world revolves around their kid(s) or that the world and their kid(s) revolve around them, some people have zero awareness or regard for just how obnoxious their actions are.

Bored Panda has collected a list of photos from the internet of this variety of bad parenting, and they will make your blood boil. From not cleaning up after their messy children they let run rampant, to downright neglect that could lead to their kids getting hurt - the toxic people on this list could benefit from a parenting tips class. Scroll down below to check out the craziness and don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

"Taking A Picture Of Me???" - Woman Changing Her Baby's Dirty Diaper On Top Of An Old Navy Clothing Display

"Taking A Picture Of Me???" - Woman Changing Her Baby's Dirty Diaper On Top Of An Old Navy Clothing Display

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

shes shocked that someone taking a picture of her, yet thinks its normal to change a diaper in a clothing store

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Raising kids is hard, there is no question about it. It's easy to get stressed and frustrated - which can lead to some toxic parenting styles. Here are some toxic parenting behaviors to avoid. Instead of taking at your kids talk with them. Barbara Greenberg, PhD, a clinical psychologist known for her national television appearances focusing on the mental health of adolescents and teens, told Reader's Digest: “Toxic parents are known for not listening to their kids, but instead, talking over them or at them,” and said they should, "make a concerted effort to remain silent and listen, listen, and listen some more. If kids feel listened to they will talk more and confide more. 

#2

Parents Letting Their Children Play On The "Vietnam Women's Memorial" Right In Front Of Veterans

Parents Letting Their Children Play On The "Vietnam Women's Memorial" Right In Front Of Veterans

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Letitia Hedding
Community Member
1 year ago

thats just dis-respectful

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#3

These Kids Just Destroyed This Thrift Shop's Toy Section And Their Parents Did Nothing

These Kids Just Destroyed This Thrift Shop's Toy Section And Their Parents Did Nothing

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

They should pay for it.

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Try to stay positive! Negative thoughts can be more powerful than you think and affect your interactions with your kids. Internationally recognized child psychology expert, Jeffrey Bernstein, PhD, explained to RD: “No kid is perfect, but parents often don’t realize just how much their own thoughts, rather than their children’s behavior, contribute to their own emotions.” 

#4

This Mother...

This Mother...

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

oh hell no, this is disgusting. Why does no-one say anything to this parent, instead of taking pics call the manager, get them kicked out and banned from the restaurant.

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#5

Someone Took Their Measles-Infected Kid To The Play Area At IKEA

Someone Took Their Measles-Infected Kid To The Play Area At IKEA

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

A complete lack of imagination and responsibility, like a deliberate terrorist activity.

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It's hard to keep a cool head when you have a million things to do, the dog got out, you have to drop people off at activities and still have work. Dr. Bernstein believes that it is worth it to learn how to manage these parenthood frustrations as the outcome can have a positive effect on your child's behavior. “When you learn to identify and manage your own parenting frustrations, you’ll be amazed at how your child’s challenging behaviors can quickly improve.” 

#6

Leaving Dirty Diapers At Your Table After Leaving A Restaurant Is Pretty Trashy

Leaving Dirty Diapers At Your Table After Leaving A Restaurant Is Pretty Trashy

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

This and few other posts makes me re-evaluate wanting to eat at a restaurant again

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#7

Letting Your Kid Watch A Movie On Full Volume In A Restaurant

Letting Your Kid Watch A Movie On Full Volume In A Restaurant

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Any loudly watching and listening in a public place without headphones should be punished on the spot. Hammer. Drastically. And after the equipment.

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Your child is not their behavior. We all have bad days, imagine if you snapped at your child and from every day onward your kid thought of you only as "angry" mom or dad. The same goes for your kids. Dr. Bernstein explained: “The lack of time for parents to catch their breath and reflect, can lead them sometimes to see their children in global ways. As a result, toxic labels such as: lazy, problematic, selfish, and inconsiderate can result in parents influencing their children to be locked into a negative identity." Focus on solutions, not labels. 

#8

Lifting Your Kids Over A Guard Rail So You Can Ignore Them With Your Smartphone While They Try To Destroy A Display

Lifting Your Kids Over A Guard Rail So You Can Ignore Them With Your Smartphone While They Try To Destroy A Display

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S.
Community Member
1 year ago

Are the statues made from Lego bricks? Then, oh my gosh . . . Even if those weren't Lego, there are railings in front of the display for a reason.

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#9

This Mom Allowing Her Child To Listen To His iPad Full Volume Without Headphones For The Entire Flight

This Mom Allowing Her Child To Listen To His iPad Full Volume Without Headphones For The Entire Flight

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Where was the flight service?

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Every kid is unique, even within the same family, and each one has something to bring to the table. Maybe you find it easier to get along with one sibling over the other or have more in common, but comparing kids against each other is toxic - especially if you think it will result in a change of behavior. Dr. Greenberg says, “Instead, you should celebrate each child’s individuality; comparisons damage self-esteem and do not serve as motivation.”

#10

Neglectful Parents

Neglectful Parents

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Xandra
Community Member
1 year ago

Some poor kids are just begging for attention, and growing up they'll probably behave more and more outrageously just to be noticed by their parents.

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#11

Pro Travel Parenting Tip: Use The Lavatory For Your Child

Pro Travel Parenting Tip: Use The Lavatory For Your Child

Backstory: Parent brings own potty seat on board, sets it in aisle mid-flight to have child use (in front of everyone) - when discovered by crew was advised she couldn’t do this & would need to utilize the unoccupied lavatory. And her reply: “I don’t give a ****!”

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

Disgusting. However, almost impossible to enter miniscule plane restrooms with two peoole or to change a diaper in one. No win situation.

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#12

Dealership I Work At Gives Out Loaner Vehicles While We Get Theirs Repaired. One We Just Got Back

Dealership I Work At Gives Out Loaner Vehicles While We Get Theirs Repaired. One We Just Got Back

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Letitia Hedding
Community Member
1 year ago

surely they have to pay for that.

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#13

Putting A Used Diaper In A Child’s Shoe Is The Hot New Thing In My Parents' Hometown

Putting A Used Diaper In A Child’s Shoe Is The Hot New Thing In My Parents' Hometown

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

who does that? Does hygiene mean nothing anymore

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#14

A Mom And Two Older Kids Refused To Leave The Kids Play Table So Kids Could Play. They Didn't Even Look Up From Their Phones

A Mom And Two Older Kids Refused To Leave The Kids Play Table So Kids Could Play. They Didn't Even Look Up From Their Phones

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

THIS is just.... well, I'd like to kick their asses of those seats

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#15

This Little Kid's Ballon In The Theatre

This Little Kid's Ballon In The Theatre

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

Why wouldn't the staff stop them as they bought their tickets?

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#16

Leaving Your Baby In The Middle Of The Entrance (The Parents Were Nowhere To Be Seen)

Leaving Your Baby In The Middle Of The Entrance (The Parents Were Nowhere To Be Seen)

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

some people shouldn't have kids

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#17

Parents Who Raise Their Kids Saying It's Okay To Leave A Library Like This

Parents Who Raise Their Kids Saying It's Okay To Leave A Library Like This

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Bored Alchemist
Community Member
1 year ago

As a bookworm, this makes me sad

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#18

This Parent Became Part Of The Show So She Can Get A Close Up Of Her Kid

This Parent Became Part Of The Show So She Can Get A Close Up Of Her Kid

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Lack of self-preservation instinct and terrible shame for the child.

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#19

Please Don’t Be The Type Of Person To Say Or Tell Your Children That This Is Okay Because It Is Someone’s Job To Clean It

Please Don’t Be The Type Of Person To Say Or Tell Your Children That This Is Okay Because It Is Someone’s Job To Clean It

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Letitia Hedding
Community Member
1 year ago

maybe its not a child...

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#20

I Love Watching My Kid Through An iPad

I Love Watching My Kid Through An iPad

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

Ever thought of asking her to put that thing down?

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#21

Had My Tutoring Area All Set Up, And The Kid Didn’t Show. The Parents Didn’t Even Call. I Got Up At 7:00 In The Summer For This

Had My Tutoring Area All Set Up, And The Kid Didn’t Show. The Parents Didn’t Even Call. I Got Up At 7:00 In The Summer For This

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

So you charge them the full amount and dismiss the kid from future tutoring.

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#22

Don’t Use Your Kid’s Mental Illness To Be An *******

Don’t Use Your Kid’s Mental Illness To Be An *******

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Elizabeth Elliot
Community Member
1 year ago

Autism is not a mental illness!

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#23

And The ******* Of The Day Award Goes To The Parent Who Left Two Loaded Diapers Nestled In The Rocks Along The Barton Springs Spillway Only About 20 Feet From A Trash Bin

And The ******* Of The Day Award Goes To The Parent Who Left Two Loaded Diapers Nestled In The Rocks Along The Barton Springs Spillway Only About 20 Feet From A Trash Bin

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A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

What an absolute a**hole.

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#24

A Mother Just Watched Her Child Do This

A Mother Just Watched Her Child Do This

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

No, she didn't . She problably was too absorbed by her phone to even have even noticed it if the kid would have demolished the entire stand.

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#25

When Parents Allow Their Kids To Make Messes In Stores Like This

When Parents Allow Their Kids To Make Messes In Stores Like This

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

would hate to see what their house looks like, this behavior was learnt and condoned at home

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#26

Remember Everyone, The World Is Your Trash Can! (Bonus: The Mom Who Did This Saw Me Scoff And Take A Picture)

Remember Everyone, The World Is Your Trash Can! (Bonus: The Mom Who Did This Saw Me Scoff And Take A Picture)

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Bonus: The Mom Who Did This Saw Me Scoff And Take A Picture, Yet decided she couldn't be bothered and left the trash exactly where it was.

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#27

Let Me Look At My Phone While I Block All The Other Parents From Seeing Their Kids Dance

Let Me Look At My Phone While I Block All The Other Parents From Seeing Their Kids Dance

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Ask her to leave that place so you can look at your child. If she goes ape, video it and tell her that your facebookfriends need a good laugh.

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#28

Spotted This Kid Next To Me Jumping And Climbing On His Seat While The Plane Was Landing. Parents, Please

Spotted This Kid Next To Me Jumping And Climbing On His Seat While The Plane Was Landing. Parents, Please

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Like they say: "If it dies, it dies...."

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#29

When Parents Let Their Kids Destroy The Thrift Store

When Parents Let Their Kids Destroy The Thrift Store

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

why do the people working there just remain silent and not say anything, parents and kids need to be told that this is totally not acceptable

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#30

Parent Made Her Party Guests Give Up Their Bears To Her Daughter

Parent Made Her Party Guests Give Up Their Bears To Her Daughter

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
1 year ago

How do you tell a bunch of 6 year old they don't get to keep the bear they just made? That mom is a monster!

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#31

Guy Changes The Diaper Of His Kid And Leaves The Waste Behind

Guy Changes The Diaper Of His Kid And Leaves The Waste Behind

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

what a douche

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#32

Parents That Do This When A Trash Can Is 10 Feet Away

Parents That Do This When A Trash Can Is 10 Feet Away

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Some of our dog owners here do the same with the poop of their dogs.

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 year ago

Neither is excusable. Pick up dog shit and bin it or take it home, same for the dirty nappies.

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S.
Community Member
1 year ago

I've once held onto my trash for an hour or so just so that I could throw it into the dustbin at my house. And these people even can't walk a few minutes?

Kimberley Thom
Community Member
1 year ago

good for you, I do the same and feel proud of myself compared to these litterbugs

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sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
5 months ago

It is unfortunate, we must have morons, in our world !!!

Amber Turk
Community Member
1 year ago

People who do this should be forced into community service for a month, and get city trash can service removed. They will learn what it's like to have to wallow in trash.

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
1 year ago

N O N O N O N O N O

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

they just couldn't walk those last few feet, lazy buggers!

Cynthia Gonzales
Community Member
1 year ago

Throw the diaper in the trash can.

Debra Davitt
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is it always nappies

Augie Snyder
Community Member
1 year ago

all of these people doing these disgusting things, if i saw them i would take their pic and tell them i'm posting it on facebook so it will probably go viral and everybody will know how trasy you are

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

More baby shit then dog turd!

Amy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

My partners sister leaves them everywhere as well. She doesn't do it in front of me anymore, she gets told.

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

That butt on the ground is just as gross to me.

Randomcthulu
Community Member
1 year ago

One of the things you see where I live is people leaving dirty diapers in parking spots, which you don't see until after you've parked and usually hit it...

Michele Lejeune
Community Member
1 year ago

UNEFFINGBELIEVABE!!!

AndersM
Community Member
1 year ago

And she probably smoked the cigarette while changing the diaper.

Caroline
Community Member
1 year ago

When my sister comes over to visit, a dirty nappy always gets left behind

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#33

Kid Drops A Squeeze Ball Over An Ancient Roman Mosaic. Parents Let Him Go Fetch It, Ruining The "Birds Mosaic" Of Italica, Spain

Kid Drops A Squeeze Ball Over An Ancient Roman Mosaic. Parents Let Him Go Fetch It, Ruining The "Birds Mosaic" Of Italica, Spain

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

Not that this is ok, but is he really ruining it just by stepping once on it?

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#34

Parents Letting Their Kids Play With The Toys At Goodwill And Just Leaving It

Parents Letting Their Kids Play With The Toys At Goodwill And Just Leaving It

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Sorry, but this is bad management failing to tell staff that they are allowed to confront parents and kids on unwanted behaviour. These things happen because for staff it's a "Not worth risking my job for"-issue.

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#35

These Parents In Dentist Waiting Room Are Letting Their Kids Tear Up The Magazines

These Parents In Dentist Waiting Room Are Letting Their Kids Tear Up The Magazines

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

So you speak up and tell them that they are doing a great job in parenting.

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#36

Parents Who Let Their Kids Watch Videos On Full Volume In Public

Parents Who Let Their Kids Watch Videos On Full Volume In Public

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

There is a special place for them... IN HELL!

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#37

Someone's Kid Bit Into My Yogurt Container And The Parent Put It Back On The Shelf. Then I Bought It And Had To Go Back To The Store To Buy A New One

Someone's Kid Bit Into My Yogurt Container And The Parent Put It Back On The Shelf. Then I Bought It And Had To Go Back To The Store To Buy A New One

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Cassim_D
Community Member
1 year ago

rabies

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#38

Parents Watching Their Children Climb Up And Destroy These Signs In IKEA

Parents Watching Their Children Climb Up And Destroy These Signs In IKEA

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok, that's when you call a staffmember. But sadly, it will show that nobody really cares: The staffmember knows that confronting the parents could cost him his job, The parents would trhow a rage when confronted and are comped with entire new furniture for their home. Sad but true.

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#39

Trashy Dad, Letting Baby Drop Food On The Train Floor, Then Stepping On It Himself In His Socks. Witnessed Near Birmingham (UK)

Trashy Dad, Letting Baby Drop Food On The Train Floor, Then Stepping On It Himself In His Socks. Witnessed Near Birmingham (UK)

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James Kristoff
Community Member
1 year ago

Ick..what is wrong with that guy's leg...? What are those welts..? Major case of ringworm maybe..?

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#40

Parents That Let Their Kids Climb A Memorial. They Were Using It As A Slide

Parents That Let Their Kids Climb A Memorial. They Were Using It As A Slide

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TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Obviously they have none whatsoever

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