Many parents mean well. They all want what’s best for their children, but some can end up going way too far. These “toxic parents” seem to have no understanding or awareness of how terrible their behavior can be.
They seem to think that only themselves and their children matter, forgetting about the thoughts and feelings of everyone else, as the following 40 images prove.
1) Setting A Great Example
Someone spotted this bad dad letting his child drop crumbs and cookies all over the floor.
Not only that, but the dad then crushed the cookies into the train’s carpet with his own feet.
2) More Diaper Drama
We just saw parents dumping a diaper in a public place, but this mom goes even further.
She was caught red-handed changing her child’s diaper in the middle of a store. Not only that, but she seemed shocked at the idea that someone would take a photo of such a crazy scene.
3) The Worst
If you’ve ever sat next to a badly behaved child on a flight, you’ll know how annoying it can be.
This kid was spotted bouncing around on his seat, without any supervision from his parents, while the plane was about to land!
4) No Respect
Sure, you want to take a photo or record a video of your child singing at school, but do you really have to block the view of the people behind you with a giant tablet?
This obnoxious mom shows no regard for anyone else.
5) So Dangerous
Ikea Portland actually had to put up this sign after learning that a child with measles was brought to the store.
What kind of parent would put other kids at risk of such a contagious disease?
This one is particularly low.
Turning something as serious as autism into a cruel joke at the expense of their own child, these parents win the “Jerks of the Year” award.
7) Just No!
Nobody wants to carry a stinky diaper around, but that’s just one of the parts of being a parent you have to deal with.
Unfortunately, some moms and dads have no respect, leaving dirty diapers in public places like this.
8) Newsflash: The Store Is Not Your House
Some parents really let their kids run wild, and we can see a shocking example of this here.
These parents don’t care at all that their kids have been throwing toys around. Just think of the poor store workers who had to clean all that mess up later on!
9) This Is What Laziness Looks Like
Dumping diapers in public places is one of the laziest and worst things a toxic parent can do.
The worst part about this one is that the photo was taken just 10 feet away from a trash can.
10) Have A Little Respect…
This image shows a little kid who dropped their bouncy ball onto a beautiful ancient mosaic in Spain.
Normally, rules forbid anyone from walking on the mosaic, but this kid’s parents happily let them run all over it to get their ball back.
11) Clean-Up In Aisle 5
Once more, we can see some ignorant parents letting their kids make a huge mess without a care in the world.
This image was taken in a Goodwill store.
12) More Mess
Even more mess caused by kids and their irresponsible parents.
This time, the photo was taken in a thrift store.
13) Taking Bears From Children
It’s not quite taking candy from a baby, but what this mom did was just as bad!
She made all of her daughter’s friends hand over their Build-A-Bears at her birthday party.
14) This Should Be At Every Park
Some toxic parents can take sports way too far, acting like their kids are trying out for the MLB every time they play baseball.
This sign had to be set-up at a park to get parents to calm down a little and let everyone enjoy the game.
15) Guard Rails Are There For A Reason!
This dad lifted his kids over a guard rail and let them start playing with this Lego sculpture.
Meanwhile, he just stood around playing with his phone.
This dad was caught on camera changing his child’s diaper and then leaving the dirty one behind.
17) Why Would You Do This?
The mother of this child let them listen to their iPad, on full volume, for an entire flight.
Why not just buy some headphones?
18) Someone Has To Clean That Up
Every parent has a responsibility to raise their kids with a good understanding of manners and etiquette.
Unfortunately, some of them simply don’t care enough.
19) No Shame
It’s great to feel pride at seeing your child succeed, but behavior like this is pushing it a little too far.
This mom basically became part of the show, setting up her own seat right by the band so she could film the whole thing.
20) The Worst Kind Of Littering
More public diaper disposal now.
This time, a pair of dirty diapers were spotted just 20 feet away from a trash can.
21) Another Mom With No Respect
Some parents don’t even seem to realize how rude they’re being.
This mom pulled up a chair right in front of the door to watch her daughter dance, blocking the view of everyone else.
22) There’s Ignorance, And Then There’s This
This incredible photo shows parents letting their children climb all over a Vietnam Women’s Memorial, which is already quite ignorant and disrespectful.
Making matters even worse is the fact that some actual veterans were passing by at the very same moment.
23) How Does Anyone Let Their Kid Do This?
The taker of this photo revealed that a woman literally watched her child break this expensive gamer keyboard, doing nothing to stop them.
Then, they just walked away.
24) All That Hard Work For Nothing
This tutor got up at 7am and prepared the work area ready for a student.
The kid never showed up, and their parents didn’t even take the time to call.
This unlucky shopper got home, only to see that some parent had let their child bite into the lid of their yogurt pot.
They had to go back to the store and buy another.
26) Another Unbelievable Mess
Some lazy parents simply let their kids make a huge mess of this toy section.
Instead of taking the time to clean up, they walked away and left a big extra job for the store workers.
27) Do These People Not Know About Headphones?
Again, we can see an example of a child being allowed to use their tablet on full volume in a public place.
This photo was taken in a restaurant and the kid’s parents seemingly saw nothing wrong with him bothering everyone else.
28) Not A Fun Job
This photo was taken by a worker at a car dealership that gives us loaner vehicles while people are getting their own cars repaired.
The image shows the shocking state in which one car was returned after being used by a particularly obnoxious family.
29) The Worst So Far?
Is this the worst image in our list so far?
It shows a mom who bought a potty on board on a flight and let her daughter use it in the aisle, in front of everyone.
The mom even get mad when the cabin crew told her to take her child to the toilets.
30) Terrible Parenting
These parents were spotted waiting with their child to see the dentist.
They let the kid tear up the waiting room magazines and toss the pieces all over the floor.
31) A Very Bad Idea
There’s dumb parenting, and then there’s dangerous parenting.
This is an example of the latter, as a mom and dad left their infant outside a store while they went inside.
Kids can be quite badly behaved in movie theaters as they start to get restless sitting around so long.
Before this movie had even started, however, this child was bothering everyyone with her huge balloon blocking out part of the screen.
33) This Is Not OK
This photo was taken in a library.
A parent clearly thought there was nothing wrong with letting their kids make a huge mess and then leaving it for someone else to clean up.
This astonishing photo shows a mom and her older kids sitting at a table intended for little children to play with Legos.
They refused to move, even when some little kids arrived.
If there’s one image in this list that sums up ‘bad parenting’, this is it.
These parents are literally letting their kid walk all over a restaurant table and make no attempt to stop him.
36) No Way?
We’ve seen some bad restaurant behavior in this list, but this one takes the cake!
In front of other diners, who are trying to enjoy a delicious meal, this mom decided to change her child’s diaper.
37) The Worst Diaper Dump
We’ve seen some bad diaper dumps too, but this might be the most shocking.
A Walmart shopper found a dirty diaper shoved into a child’s shoe.
38) Ignorance In IKEA
This photo was taken in an IKEA store.
It shows a couple of kids being allowed to climb all over a display and destroying store signs, while the parents do nothing.
39) Dishes And Diapers
This image was provided by a restaurant worker.
They were shocked to find that a family had left a dirty diaper on their dishes before leaving.
40) Last But Not Least
Finally, we have yet another example of parents letting their child use a phone on full volume in a public place.
Is there anything more infuriating?
All parents make mistakes from time to time, but these moms and dads simply don’t care.
They let their kids do whatever they please, setting a terrible example for their little ones.
What’s the worst example of parenting you’ve seen?