42+ Best Bad Parents Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational bad parents quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Bad Parents Quotes

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

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

Whatever parent gives his children good instruction and sets them at the same time a bad example, may be considered as bringing them food in one hand and poison in the other.  John Balguy

There are no illegitimate children only illegitimate parents. Leon R. Yankwich

If mental abuse was a punishable crime, a lot of parents would be in jail serving a long term  Maddy Malhotra

What’s so sad is when we’re younger, if you have a bad parent, that is normal to you and that’s what you think of as healthy. Jennifer Lawrence

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

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

I hate the phrase kids will be kids I think it should be replaced with Bad parenting results in assholes

We raise predators by treating children as prey. Stefan Molyneux

Bad kids come from bad parents. Stop blaming music, television, movies, bullying, peer pressure, teachers, school system, government and society for your shitty parenting

Misbehavior and punishment are not opposites that cancel each other on the contrary they breed and reinforce each other. Haim G. Ginott

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

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

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder. Jim Morrison

It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody. Spike Lee

In some sense every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well. Paul Young

Kids are fat because of lack of parenting. Ben Shapiro

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

Do your kids see your kindness or are you always telling them NO? Brenda M. McGraw

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

It is the selfish parents who are to blame. Pay attention, be involved in your children’s lives. They are your legacy, your only hope.  Aaron B. Powell

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

Anyone can have a child and call themselves a parent. Real parents are those who put that child above their own selfish needs and wants.

If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up. Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Selfish people don’t consider how their decisions affect others. Their own convenience is all that matters

Somewhat paradoxically, parenting programs should focus on the behavior of the parents not the behavior of the children. Timothy Carey

Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children’s most primitive fears.  Henry Cloud

If your parents ignored you, or if they are just not emotionally available, or if they yell a lot, that is a type of trauma. Tucker Max

Statistics show that a narcissistic mother has a 98% chance of raising a narcissistic son. As a result, he will lie, cheat, steal, & in some cases, kill. Mitta Xinindlu

What lingers from the parent’s individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting. Virginia Satir

When you have a child, your wants come lost. It’s about their needs & wants first. If you can’t do that, you don’t deserve to be a parent.

Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage. Thomas Szasz

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

I think there’s a lot of anxiety about being seen as a bad parent. There’s still a lot of subjects that I think people aren’t entirely comfortable being honest about. Adam Mansbach

Selfish people lost so much in life because even when they realize they are wrong, they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or show regrets. 

Did you have parents or just some people who thought they should own somebody? Catherine Lacey

It is the selfish parents who are to blame. Pay attention, be involved in your children’s lives. They are your legacy, your only hope. Aaron B. Powell

Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. Russell Baker

Being a parent shouldn’t be when it is convenient for you. It is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year commitment.

A person can’t pick up their children and just squeeze them to which a way they want them to be. Carson McCullers