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12 Parents in Need of an Intervention

Let me start by saying I am not innocent. I am guilty of more than one of these parental blunders. Hell. I stand convicted of at least half of them. That being said, I and the other moms and dads guilty as charged of these parenting crimes must be stopped. It is for the good of mankind and it is necessary to ensure future generations continue to opt for procreation and carry on the human race.

Some of you may not know that what you are doing is highly annoying to those around you. Others may be aware, but just aren’t sure how to break the habit.

The first step on the path to recovery — to becoming a pleasant parent to be around — is admitting you have a problem. Are you guilty, too?

Here are 12 parents in need of an intervention:

  • Parents that talk on their phones at the playground 1 of 12
    Parents that talk on their phones at the playground
    I appreciate your dedication to achieving three stars on every level of Angry Birds Rio, but your kid is being a real pain over there by the slide. Put down the smart phone and parent.
  • Parents who put you on the phone with their kid 2 of 12
    Parents who put you on the phone with their kid
    I called to talk to you, not to have a nonsensical conversation with Junior in the moments before he goes rogue on the buttons and accidentally hangs up on me.
  • Parents that buy their daughters sexy clothing 3 of 12
    Parents that buy their daughters sexy clothing
    Under no circumstance should your 12-year-old's midriff be exposed and her rear end is not the place for the word "Juicy" in block letters.
  • Pregnant women with highly specific birth plans 4 of 12
    Pregnant women with highly specific birth plans
    Oh! You are going to have an all natural, drug-free, water birth on a sunshiney day with highs in the mid 70s three weeks from your due date? Please. Tell me more about how you are above epidurals even though you have yet to experience your first contraction.
  • Parents who refer to their children’s age in months 5 of 12
    Parents who refer to their children's age in months
    Your kid is five and a half, not sixty-five months old. (Psst! You sound crazy.)
  • Parents who are overly competitive at children’s sporting events 6 of 12
    Parents who are overly competitive at children's sporting events
    It's little league, not the olympics. The referee isn't even keeping score and no matter what happens everyone gets a trophy. The sideline shouting and your bulging neck vein aren't necessary. Simmer down.
  • Parents who always think their child is the victim 7 of 12
    Parents who always think their child is the victim
    Here's a lesson every parent should learn: Sometimes your kid is just being a dick. We all have those days. There's no need to lawyer up over a school ground squabble.
  • Parents whose children eat 100% organic 8 of 12
    Parents whose children eat 100% organic
    I get it. My kid's steady diet of hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and macaroni and cheese repulses you.
  • Parents who buy their children designer clothing 9 of 12
    Parents who buy their children designer clothing
    I could pay my car payment with the money you spent on your kid's red, chiffon, tiered party dress. That's not okay.
  • Parents who put their kids on a leash 10 of 12
    Parents who put their kids on a leash
    It's a child. Not a puppy. I realize they both sometimes lick your face, so there could be some confusion.
  • Parents still preparing their 5-year-old’s dinner in a blender 11 of 12
    Parents still preparing their 5-year-old's dinner in a blender
    If your kindergartener is still eating Gerber Puffs, you may have a problem.
  • Parents who think their infants are talking 12 of 12
    Parents who think their infants are talking
    "Did you hear that? Little Johnny just said democracy! Say it again for mommy!" Little Johnny has barely mastered proper neck control. I highly doubt he has mastered multi-syllable words.

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