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  • Letting their children run wild in a public area while they sit and talk and totally ignore the problems the child is causing. Buying their children anything and everything they want at the drop of a hat, instead of having the child save for something or work towards something or even wait until their birthday or Christmas for that special gift.
  • I hate it when someone talks to my kid in that really high, annoying voice. Can't tell you how many times I've had to tell my niece/her cousin to stop talking to her like she's stupid. You know, that slow, high pitched, every syllable pronounced as a seperate word thing chicks like to do.
  • I HATE When I see mothers pushing kids in stroller that have to be 5 or 6 years old. They should have the kid walking.
  • Swearing loudly at their kids in public. I HATE that.
  • When parents tell their kids not to do something and then do it right in front of their faces. And then ground them when they get mad.
  • It has to be the time when Mom n Dad said that they would no longer be celebrating birthdays and Christmas. Just will be sending cards. That peeved me a little.
  • Parents who have an upset crying toddle and then shake them and say 'stop that or I will give you something to cry about' , obviously the child already has something to cry about.
  • i hate it when i see little babies chewing on cookies.
  • using the TV as an at home babysitter. A kid should never spend alot od time in front of the tv...
  • Little ones being dragged through the mall cause mom's in a hurry. Whatsup with dat yo?...
  • Oh my gosh, where to start, 5 year olds with sothers in their mouths(yes, I have seen it!) Giving kids koolaid from a bottle(koolaid itsself bugs me) swearing to your kids and telling them not to swear, people that let thier kids run crazily through the mall, store ect... strollers past the age of 4 (I think by 4 they should be walking everywhere)parents that let thier kids be rude and not care...I have lots more but we won't go there LOL
  • When parents allow their children to interrupt their conversations.
  • People whos kids are dirty/rude and running wild and supervised; who try to tell you that you are doing everything wrong!!!! My kids are loved/ clean/ basically well behaved and very active! I've been told I'm over protective?! (my kids are almost always supervised)
  • My next door neighbor is a single father (mother got up and left) has 4 kids, all under the age or 12, each one of the kids can do what ever, and go where ever even playing on the road. The father usually leaves them home by them self too, so he can go to the bar and get drunk. Social Services are involved, but I think their stupid being they call ahead of time to let them know when their coming out, so that leave him a chance for the kids to clean the house and for him to be sober up. I hate when parents are not parents for their children.
  • Mothers who go into womens clothing stores and let their little girls try on whatever they want even expensive gowns that would never even fit a kid that little, or put on the high heels shoes and prance about the store, what if that kid fell and broke her ankle? Then there are the people who act as if it is to hard to be a parent, and let the kids do whatever. Or the parents who cover for their kids who are in trouble with the law, if my mom thought I was in trouble as a kid she would have brought me to the police.
  • giving kids soda. The younger I see it given to, the more peeved off I get. Letting kids run around when they're not supposed to be. (Stores, parking lots, etc..) Not correcting your kid when they're being rude. Making fun of someone with your kid. Letting your kid listen to and watch whatever they want. (11 year old watching CSI: Miami? What's wrong with that picture?) putting your kid on meds without finding out if it's allergy induced or some other cause!!!
  • Parents who do not make their kids behave. I have a home daycare and I get so irritated at the parents of these kids that have no respect for anyone or anything. You can't blame the kids, it's the parents fault.
  • Listening to all these answers, I would have to say I'm peeved at whiny parents.
  • When a parent doesn't make a child accountable for their actions. Prime example: "Someone I know" totaled 2007 truck/DUI. Temporary loss of liscense (court date not yet come up). He loves to hunt, so his Mom gets up @ 5am to take him out to hunt camp & get ride w/friend. Later, let him drive the Suburban (best vehicle they have)...just until they get him another truck. Now he has new truck & court date still not here. Its been a year. Sounds like he's been rewarded for driving drunk & totalling his vehicle, instead of being taught a lesson. Oh well, maybe there's hope that at least the court will teach him a lesson. (Also, not the 1st time he's been caught drinking/driving).
  • I don't like it when people let their kids use whiny voices. Kids get to complain - that's fine - but they need to be reinforced for using normal non-whiny voices. The whine tone makes my skin crawl and my teeth grow. My kids didn't use the whine voice. My grandkids don't. They get to ask for what they want and crab if something is wrong, but not whine.
  • Parents who kowtow to their kids and are scared of them. Not punishing them properly so the kids feel entitled to everything under the sun. Moms (sometimes dads) who completely space out, for example in the grocery store. The kids are saying "Mom, mom, mom" 17 times in a row, climbing all over and mom doesn't even know the kids exist. That one drives me nuts.
  • I cannot stand parents who allow their children to swear in public. I know a child whose mother lets him swear and he's only 4. I understand that he may be picking it up from her, but I would never want my child to do that!
  • I can not stand parents who eat after there kids or lick the icecream after the kid has drooled all over it because it is melting. I get a sick feeling in my stomach every time.
  • Parents who have children and then stick them in day care for someone else to raise.
  • There was this woman looking at shoes and she was telling her son who was about 5 to "watch your mouth". The kid says back to her "did you say wash my mouth, like I should use soap". Then she proceeded to tell him, "don't mess with me, you know what I mean". If you want to go shoe shopping, don't take the rug rat with you, lock him in the trunk of the car.
  • I think parents in general are lazy..they want the schools to do all the "educating". I think it should be the parent's first priority to teach children to read at an early age, before school starts, and teach the child that learning and reading are very exciting..a child who loves to read will excel in school..a child who excels in school will have a much easier time getting the education he/she needs to be a contributing member of society. Little kids have sponges for brains..we underestimate them. But the parents have to also set a good example..they need to be readers..family trips on a regular basis to the library is a wonderful thing to do for your kids! Stop going to the arcade..stop playing paintball..stop leaving your kids alone to play video games. Read! :) :)
  • Having their kids treat every public place as their personal playground. I was at a Wendy's once and there were these two kids running around playing tag and hide and seek, shrieking like banshees. I told them that this not a playground and that they should stop running around disturbing people. What does the mother do? NOTHING. Goes on eating and pretending that her kids don't exist until they run up to her asking for something. It's just lazy parenting that is irresponsible and inconsiderate. Also, when parents pretend to abandon their kids when they misbehave in a store. It's usually a kid crying and rolling on the floor because the mother (it's usually the mother) refuses to buy said toy/candy/whatever. Eventually, they turn around and say "I'm leaving you now, mommy's leaving you, bye bye." and eventually, the kid comes screaming and crying after their mother. I have seen this more than once working near a dollar store and this tactic bothers me to no end, as much as I hate screaming kids, I think this is pretty tramatizing to the kid and is worse than spanking.
  • When parents are more concerned with being their kid's friend than their parent. It is not a friendship relationship. It's okay to say no without having to reason with them.
  • Stop....Stop....Stop....Stop...if you don't stop I'm going to spank you.....if you don't stop I'm going to spank you....if you don't stop I'm going to spank you...(often continuing on for long periods of time...repeating the same thing and never doing CRAP about it) Why don't you just lay down and make yourself your kids doormat, cause all that crap will do is show them that you're all talk and no action and they will spend the rest of their lives walking all over you!
  • people feeding themselves before they feed their kids ,,,i dont know it just doesnt seem right
  • Counting to three. We didn't even get to the count of one. We were told one time and we did it.
  • I could go on for hours about this one. I work in a grocery store and you get to see alot. The ignore #1: Mommy. mommy 32 times in a row. Then mom finally responds by yelling. If parents would listen to their children, and address them in public the first time, there would be alot less stress and yelling. I have noticed that at least half the time it is important. The ignore #2: The parent who lets the child(ren) run wild, opening packages, running, climbing shelves, climbing in or on the carts. Then I am the bad guy when I expect them to pay for the damaged merchandise. Worse yet, if they are doing something dangerous or destructive and I say something. I am the instant bad guy, I should mind my own business, but if they get hurt I am the one they want to blame. Watch and Control your children in public. The giving-in parent: This in a way is the worst. The parent tells the child they can not have something 5 times. The child pouts, whines or crys. The parent gives in and lets the child have it. I have watched some of the children grow over the past 10 years. The ones with the give-in parents have grow to be the rudest, pushy, self-centered brats you could ever imagine. Okay, sorry so long, this is a sore point for me, I could write a book just on how kids act in a store. I used to think I couldn't stand kids, but then I realized it is not the kids I don't like, it is the parents that are supposed to be teaching them that I have a problem with.
  • Parents who let their kids wear heelies in grocery or department stores. Both my daughter and I have been run over by overzealous kids on skates inside of stores. C'mon parents, let your kids have some physical activities outside during the day, a store is not the place.
  • i hate it when i see kids running around all crazy like and the parent doens't say anything to the child, just lets them act out of control....usually when it's inappropriate
  • I used to be very critical of parents...............until I had a kid of my own! Biggest peeve is parents not requiring their kids to get a job by the age of 6...
  • Kids that run wild in a restaurant or movie theater. I really can't stand that. I was out one time with a friend and her children and the kids were wild, loud and running around. She actually glared at a patron who was looking at them. I was so embarassed I will not go out with them to restaurants anymore. By the way, she just watched and said they were "expressing themselves." Fine at home, not on someone else's nickel...
  • I really don't like parents that have kids and have someone else take care of their own kids! Why have them if you won't raise them?
  • Parents who yell, scream, and hit their children because they don't know how to talk to their kids.
  • Parents that use the television as a babysitter. I've seen 1 and 2 year old kids that can work a dvd player and tv set perfectly but can't talk etc.
  • What I think is my biggest pet peeve about parents, if you can can call it that, is when they don't have their kids safely buckled in a proper carseat. I absolutely hate seeing little kids whom I know perfectly well should be in a kids carseat, wandering around the front seat of a minivan or bouncing around in the backseat of a car, or even in the back of a pickup. I know there weren't carseats like that when some of them were kids, but it doesn't stop it from being safer to use them. - If a parent could only see what a crash will do to their kids, before it's too late. The whining or "inconvenience" they may face to get the kid in a seat now is much better than the horror of wishing they'd done it later on.
  • Taking your kids out when they just look filthy i'm not a total neat freak but some of the kids i see like just filthy like days not taking a bath!!! when i go places i like my kids to look nice
  • i am not a parent yet but i see kids being left to one parent too often... this really buggz me especially when there are governments involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Parents that let their kids throw temper tantrums in public places. I don't condone beating your kids but a good firm swat on the butt and immediate removal from the facility is not out of line at all. My mom would have grabbed my ear and kicked my butt all the way to the car if I ever pulled that crap. Nowadays, the whiny ass politically correct crowd would throw a fit and call the police for abuse.
  • Parents who give their kids benadryl so they'll go to sleep. Parents that ignore their screaming, or crying child, because they've had enough. Well, so have I. Parents who are physically and verbally abusive to their kids. And lastly, it really burns me up to see a toddler wandering around a store with no parent in sight. By the time you find the mother she didn't even realize the child was gone.
  • when your at a store and a kid is in the floor kicking and screaming and the parent telling him/her that they will put them in timeout. please if i did that i would have gotten jerked up and had the fire beat out me then been told just wait till your dad gets home lol it would come again and you know what that fixed it i bet if parents did that more i wouldnt happen
  • when they leave there kids in dirty diapers all day and dont bother to change them i hate that so much and leave there faces all dirty WHAT IF THAT WAS THEM. ugh.

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