40 Bad Parenting Quotes To Help You Raise Kids

Poor parenting occurs when parents fail to demonstrate care for their children and fail to offer them with instruction on appropriate behavior and conduct.

Bad parenting can have lasting repercussions for a child’s general well-being, relationships and success in life.


Top 10 Bad Parenting Quotes


No child is born a delinquent. They only became that way if nobody loved them when they were kids. ~ Jeannette Walls.


Being a bad parent is a sign of not having learned from experience. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana.


Being a parent does not give you an excuse for bad manners. ~ Rosalind Wiseman.


I’m not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes. ~ Diane Lane.


There’s a reason why people who’ve had bad relationships with their parents listen to angry stuff. ~ Chris Martin.


Now that I’m a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot. ~ Adam Sandler.


Fear based parenting is the surest way to create intimidated children. ~ Tim Kimmel.


When a child does bad things, the parents are always going to love their child even if they do something bad. ~ Selena.


Here’s a shock: An adult who still hangs out in skate parks is a bad parent. ~ Daniel Tosh.


Good parenting give headaches but bad parenting gives heartaches. ~ Shiv Khera.

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Best Bad Parenting Quotes


Kids are fat because of lack of parenting. ~ Ben Shapiro.

I saw this anti-drug commercial that showed a kid smoking pot in his dad’s room with his friend. This kid finds a gun, the gun accidentally goes off and kills his friend. Only in America is the villain in this commercial not guns or bad parenting, but pot. ~ Bill Maher.

My guess is that good and bad parenting is spread fairly evenly across different social groups. But can you imagine Tony Blair lecturing the middle class on how to bring up their children? He is far more comfortable as a latter-day exponent of the Poor Law mentality. ~ Martin Jacques.


We raise predators by treating children as prey. ~ Stefan Molyneux.

You don’t bad-mouth your ex or anything like that. The key is your kid knowing that both parents still love him and are there for him. ~ Dennis Quaid.

Too many people try to please their parents. My parents were Republicans, which is too bad, but they allowed me to be who I wanted to be. ~ Grace Slick.

Famous Bad Parenting Quotes

My parents are supportive of anything I want to do, as long as it’s not bad. ~ Zoey Deutch.

Too bad for any parent who has become accustomed to ruling by force, because at some point the kids just get too big to slap around. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich.


If you teach hatred to your children, one day your child will have that hatred reflected back onto them and onto YOU. ~ Suzy Kassem.

I hate the bad rap that people give my parents. Because they are just parents, really, at the end of the day trying to stand up for their daughter and themselves. ~ Lindsay Lohan.

I’m concerned about the insidious influence of the media’s bad messages that undermine the lessons parents try to instill in their sons and daughters. ~ John Ratzenberger.


A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. ~ Daniel Webster.

Sociologists well understand that chaos at home causes violent behavior, educational failure and social alienation among children. Yet, many of us in America stay far, far away from this topic. That in itself is a national scandal. Bad parenting is gravely harming this nation. ~ Bill O’Reilly.

Powerful Bad Parenting Quotes

The government cannot overcome bad parenting. What our leaders can do is publicly condemn irresponsible parental behavior in vivid terms. ~ Bill O’Reilly.

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette.


It hurts real bad to have that protection barrier between parent and child. ~ Susan Smith.

It is important for a father who feels pushed away [by the mom] to say, in effect, When you do that, I feel unwanted as a father, or I feel my rough-housing is not bad parenting; it’s my contribution to helping our child take risks. Women cannot hear what men do not say. ~ Warren Farrell.

Inspiring Bad Parenting Quotes

Losing a parent over eight years is a very dark journey. I spent the first four years feeling bad and angry and sorry for myself. ~ Lauren Miller.


You shouldn’t do that. Not to your child. You should-carry your own burdens. ~ Cassandra Clare.

Remember, you are not managing an inconvenience; You are raising a human being. ~ Kittie Frantz.


It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents. It was tough to go to auditions and be bad, since I couldn’t be anonymous. ~ Ben Stiller.

It starts in the home environment. If the parents eat bad? Those kids are going to eat bad. If they see their parents stopping at McDonald’s or Pizza Hut, then that’s what they’re going to eat as well. ~ Donald Driver.


Wounded parents often unintentionally inflict pain and suffering on their children … ~ David W. Earle.

My parents’ generation’s benchmark was simple: Fat Equals Bad. ~ Arabella Weir.

I really like ‘Shameless’ because it brings up important issues, but we get to talk and laugh and look at something that’s really important that’s a problem, like alcoholism and bad parenting. It’s done in a funny, smart way. ~ Justin Chatwin.

Wise Bad Parenting Quotes

Today’s troubled homes are made by parents who want to have children but don’t want their children to have parents. ~ Agona Apell.

My parents were married 53 years, good and bad. Can I do that? Probably not. But I really hope I can. ~ Scott Baio.


Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children. ~ Samuel Butler.

Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up. ~ Jonathan Anthony Burkett.

I’m worried about parents who aren’t parenting. ~ Barbara Bush.

So these were the 40 quotes about Bad Parenting.

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