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What's one thing that is your biggest pet peeve about parenting that you notice a lot of parents do?

one of mine is infant ear piercings.


Asked by xxhazeldovexx at 11:14 PM on Jul. 11, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (15)
  • Allowing there child to stay at a game or activity without informing them that there are other children waiting in line and they need to take turns. Just kids that don't have respect and manners!

    Answer by geminisummerz at 11:18 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • One of my biggest is when kids act out in the store, the parent just gives them whatever they want to get them to be quiet (usually a new toy). When my DD is older and acts out in the store, we will be leaving and she will be going home for a time out, I am not going to give in and get her a new toy or ice cream. That is like rewarding for being bad!

    Answer by AF4life at 11:16 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Give warning for timeouts but don't follow through!

    Answer by Amr515 at 11:16 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • comparing children

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 11:19 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Judging other parents

    Answer by beckie66 at 11:16 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Not strapping the kids into the carseats right. The baby or child is sitting in a carseat with the straps just so loose, that they will not stay in that seat in an accident.

    Answer by homeschoolin432 at 11:29 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • parents who just want to be their child's friend so they never set any rules or have any expectations of their kids. parenthood is not about your kids being your friend...hell its not even about them liking you! its about raising your kid so that they can function successfully in society on their own someday.

    Answer by okmanders at 12:11 AM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • WAITING too long to start parenting and being afraid to parent! thats why kids are the way they are these days!

    Answer by babymaddy at 11:45 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Oh yes---my pet peeve!!! When they do not set a good example. They act like pigs and swear and have tantrums and create too much drama at home, yell and scream....and then they can't understand why their kids are so badly behaved at school and around other people.

    Oh yeah, babies with pierced ears are just awful too. The poor litte things, The piercing is done for Moms..they do it for themselves,They don't think about the fact that it causes pain and that their babies are too little to even tell Mommy if they WANT their ears pierced. Just so unfair.

    Answer by minnesotanice at 11:52 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • I agree 100% with okmanders! It really annoys me when parent's let their kids get away with murder because they are under the impression that public discipline is unacceptable.

    Answer by kjb9585 at 12:31 AM on Jul. 12, 2011