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What is the foremost facet of unbelievably bad parents?

Actually I just learned from a sibling that I am the victimized result of the non- implementation of birth control from around about 1946 to 1960.

Posted - May 23, 2023


  • 16336
    Neglectful. My son has custody of his kids because their mother was neglecting them.
      May 23, 2023 7:12 PM MDT

  • 845
    Most of us are.

    Around 1964, a family friend returned from Army service in Europe. He had married a European woman and they had four children when I first visited them. She was pregnant with number five. They were living in Washington DC and she was getting her prenatal care at Walter Reed Hospital. Before baby number five was born, she asked the doctors to please help her get her tubes tied. She was told, "no", that they would not do such a thing. Within two years, she had number six and had no trouble getting her tubes tied at Walter Reed. That's how quickly the tide on birth control changed. This post was edited by NYAD at May 24, 2023 3:35 AM MDT
      May 23, 2023 8:51 PM MDT

  • 5453
    I guess I’ll find out when my kids are adults and they’ll have no problems telling me exactly how I’ve been a bad parent. 
      May 23, 2023 9:13 PM MDT

  • 845
    I was a follower of Erma Bombeck who said, "if your grown children are not in prison and can afford their own therapy, you are a successful parent."
      May 23, 2023 9:20 PM MDT

  • 2918
    Roseanne Barr, when she was doing standup, said that if her kids were alive when her husband came home, she did her job. :)
      May 24, 2023 1:58 PM MDT

  • 5453
    I guess both my mom and my stepmom were unsuccessful then.  My half-brother and my stepbrother are both in prison. 
      May 25, 2023 12:53 AM MDT

  • 1927
    Well look. That's life. I'm sorry Livvie. Neglect has wrecked. This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at May 27, 2023 6:00 PM MDT
      May 27, 2023 5:53 PM MDT