20 People Online Are Discussing “What Screams Trashy Parents?”

Published 2 years ago

Parents are somehow actively or passively responsible for their kids’ physical, emotional and mental health, and thus it is important for them to behave nicely.

However, some parents just don’t know how to treat their kids the right way. When someone on Reddit asked, “What screams trashy parents?”, many people shared things that they consider as wrong parent behavior.

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There is a kid (maybe 8-10 years old) on the other side of my street right now yelling slurs and telling everyone who walks by to go f**k themselves while their parent sits on the porch smoking weed and laughing. This is a regular occurrence. I’m fairly certain the kid has a mental disorder but the fact that the parent seems to be encouraging the behavior is pretty trashy.


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Too many pets. Like…way too many to the point where they don’t really take care of them.


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Making your kids take care of their siblings instead of them having a life.


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Having so many that you can’t properly care for them all, or having the older kids care for the younger ones most of the time.


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Social media influencers whose entire content is their children. People who publically punish their kids online, parents who give out way to many details about their children giving them lack of privacy. Child exploitation at its finest.


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Kids running around a store trashing the place and not a parent in sight.


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Having a favorite child.


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When I see a 5 year old in nothing but a diaper, and a pacifier to shut them up.

I’m not saying those are always indications of it. But when I show up to babysitting job. And there’s a clearly-to-old for a diaper kiddo greeting me. I’m probably going to meet some trashy parents.


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Babies with pierced ears.


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Changing your kids diaper in a Walmart parking lot and throwing the diaper full of s**t on the ground for someone else to deal with.


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Force them into beauty pageants as toddlers.


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Mothers who sees their daughter as competition.


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Kids destroying other people’s stuff/property and the parents are just standing there and laughing like it’s a form of amusement. Once went into a older movie store and there was a child bashing the glass with his ball and throwing the movies all over the floors. The mother (presumedly) let her child continue to do that despite others’ protests including the manager’s. I don’t fault the child, doesn’t know any better. The mother should’ve been asked to leave the store with her son.


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When I waited tables in college, I saw a mother fill her young toddler’s bottle with Coca-cola. I thought it was just horrible.


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I lost count of how many parent conferences I had that went like this:

Me: You child’s grades and behavior are horrible.

Them: I don’t know what to do! I’ve tried everything!

Me: Like what?

Them: I took their PS5 away, and their XBOX360, but then they went crazy, so I gave it back to them.

Me: So you tried like nothing?


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When their kids could literally set the world on fire and they’ll blame anyone else to avoid responsibility.


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Smoking in the car with the kids in the back.


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Parents emotionally blackmailing their kids. Using guilt and obligation to control their children.


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Watching YouTube videos on their phone at full volume without headphones while in a public place.


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Kids that smell like smoke because their parents smoke indoors.

It was my parents. Everybody hated when we came over because everything we’d touch would smell like cigarettes as well. Couldn’t convince my parents to smoke outside of the home because “it’s their house and they’ll do as they please”.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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