How to Be a Poor Parent


In no particular order other than the way I wrote them down, here are ten tips on How to be a Poor Parent.  This is said with my tongue firmly implanted in my cheek.

  1. Give your children everything they want.

    a.k.a. Tongue-in-Cheek Society

  2. Never, Never, ever tell your children, “No.”
  3. Put your children before your spouse.
  4. Do not give your children chores.
  5. Take your children’s side when there are conflicts with teachers, principals, coaches, and other adults.
  6. Believe EVERYTHING your child tells you.
  7. Do not discipline them, let them learn “naturally.”
  8. Send them to Bible Class (Church) without going yourself.
  9. Never think your children can do wrong.
  10. Always criticize your children.

What other advice can you give on how to be a poor parent?

– Scott

2 thoughts on “How to Be a Poor Parent

  1. Talk about how bad everyone at church is and how you didn’t get anything out of (translation: weren’t entertained by) the service. Do this over the Sunday dinner table in the presence of your children. The minute they are on their own they will bolt from this hypocritical and boring bunch of losers. If that’s what you want, you’ll get it every time.

    I think you can be too demanding of your children and frustrate them. You may disagree, but our kids weren’t going to youth activities all the time and turned out pretty well. We don’t want to spoil them at church any more than we do at home. I think they should be brought up in a normal house to live a normal life which will prepare them to minister to normal people who, by definition, are the majority of people.

    Write the survey for the long married couples, then I’ll add my input, and then we can decide who to give it to, if you want to do that article together.

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