Stunning parent fail

I should have expected that I would probably get more examples of ways in which parents fail their children’s core need to be safe from harm.  Like I previously said, this often is the result of ignorance and poor parental training.  Sometimes, however, I find it hard to understand what makes parents do/not do what seems quite logical to me?  The sad truth is that often children are regarded as objects by parent/s.  Not little human beings who require an incredible amount of attention, patience, thought, patience, resilience, patience, wisdom, patience.  Did I mention patience?
Here are some more reasons why parenting skills should become a part of any school programme:
Georgia Man Sentenced for Tattooing Toddler Son.
 “Eugene "Stonner" Ashley, 26, pleaded guilty Monday to giving his 3-year-old son a tattoo on his shoulder in 2009 that said "DB" -- short for "Daddy's Boy." Ashley pleaded guilty before the case could be heard by a jury.” He only got a $300 fine! Apparently both parents are addicted to drugs, which does explains why it seemed like a good idea at the time.  The mother sounds like she might have chosen her husband’s wellbeing over her child’s:  “The boy's mother, Amy Ashley, was not cooperative and refused to testify. She tried to hide it. She put fake tattoos over it to try and hide it," Hawkins said.”
Ore. woman faces charges in home circumcision
“A mother of four “...accused of attempting to circumcise her baby at home using a box cutter and a pair of pliers faces assault and criminal mistreatment charges.”  This is the crazy part:  “she decided to circumcise her baby at home after reading the Bible. She said she watched some YouTube videos about circumcisions before making the attempt in October, according to The Oregonian.”  The baby suffered 2 hours of uncontrolled bleeding before the woman called 911!  How is this not absolutely crazy!  Fortunately she didn’t amputate something essential like often happens in South African initiation schools. 

 Daughter & Dad Reunite, Make Baby

“Last year, Penny Lawrence, 28, set out to find her birth father whom she had never met. From her home in Ireland, she was able to track Garry Ryan, 46, down in Texas. They met, connected ... and then connected a little too much. She's now pregnant with his baby.”  Yuck.  The father excuses it by saying that they never had a father-daughter bond so it's not like "real" incest.  Yuck.  How is this not exploiting a woman with an obvious emotional need for her father?  I have, unfortunately, heard of other cases where birth parents do these type of exploitative things with their newly found children. 
10-Year-Old Babysitter Arrested for Child Abuse: What's Wrong With This Picture?
“A 10-year-old babysitter was arrested for child abuse this week.”  I was not as disturbed by this headline as I probably should be.  In Africa, bringing up children is mostly the responsibility of their older siblings.  In South Africa, there are thousands of child-headed households due to AIDS.  What I think got me was that in the supposedly 1st world (I assume Wisconsin, USA can be regarded thus?), a 10-year old could abuse this child over a period of WEEKS! Did the parents not realise the child is being hurt?  Maybe this is a case of ignorance more than negligence, but eish man. 
Here are some more disturbing pictures:

Think this is photoshopped

Hard to read, but apparently these two boys destroyed the bathtub.  My question:  where were the parents while they were busy with the demolision job?  Andy why so much aggression?  Maybe because the parents are too punitive? 

And a cute one.  The baby ducks were rescued and all survived.

I would like to know what emotions you felt when you saw these pictures.

1 comment:

blackhuff said...

Oh yes! I agree with you - there is so much "parent fail" out there - shocking!

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