More Parents Of The Year Candidates For 2013 [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago Misc

Or would this be considered 2012 since it happened on Christmas? Either way, crappy parents all the way around.
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Female 471
I don`t consider that crappy. A bit dramatic maybe, but the toys for tots kids can always use more donations.
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Male 10,339
"It`s a 7 year old console."

PS3 is 6. Xbox360 is 7, and it`s better.

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Male 505
@robthelurker, you do realise that Sony were selling the PS3 at below cost when released as part of a strategy to make blu-ray popular as a format? What`s that you say, somebody bought your brother a Sony player years after Sony set out to make Blu-Ray popular - go figure.
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Female 185
I think that is perfectly acceptable. Good for them. Teaching your kids to be grateful and respectful and generous to others is not crappy parenting.
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Male 89
crappy parents...
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Male 453
Another kid grows closer to god through church. Let us pray.
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Male 427
@robthelurker
you do realise ps3 didn`t come out last year right? It`s a 7 year old console.
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Male 3,406
ps3 is a piece of sh*t anyways. i love sony, but hate the ps3. i dont care that it is blu ray player have you seen the price for blu ray players these days? my brother got a sony blu ray player for christmas that only cost 50 bucks. mine is an lg and it cost me 70 bucks. f*cking little brothers.
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Male 138
Some times..tough love is needed. I would hope this was in response to `other`incidents in the past as well. My wife flattened my oldest sons tires on his first car at 16 yrs, because of grades and drinking. It sat for 2 months as punishment. Not receiving a video console and giving to the less fortunate with the money is a fine lesson... Our oldest is a well respected professional, with a masters, and tells the story about his punishment to this day as a important lesson of his youth...
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Male 1,596
Hopefully the parents didn`t give him a gun and training last Xmas
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Male 1,178
depends what they deem to be ungrateful. If he just didn`t say thank you, then it`s a bit harsh. If he told the church/priest to suck his balls, it`s probably a worthy punishment
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Male 14,330
@MacGuffin

So what you`re saying is you have daddy issues? Think we all kind of figured that!
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Female 676
I`m with Keegan on this one.
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Female 2,602
What`s that dad? Someone stopped your subscription to Fly Fishing Magazine at the retirement home? I suppose you must not have been grateful enough for that knitting pattern you were sent last week. Still, the subscription fees we`ve saved are going to a good cause - I`ve decided to contribute the money to crowd-source funding of the latest video game. Here, let me take a picture of you saying good luck and sorry for being such an ungrateful old jerk to the game developers. See you same time next month!! :)
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Male 228
And to you older "kids today" crowd... take off the damn rose-tinted glasses grandpa. You were unappreciative non-nice individuals to. Don`t think you can get away with pretending you were some angelic child just because there`s no one alive to contradict you.
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Male 228
Honestly, I`m quite disgusted with those of you calling his parents crappy. Are you serious? Do you even have children? How many kids have you raised or watched grow up?

I can tell exactly what happened just based of this sign. He got a gift he didn`t like at church and was a little dick about it in front of everyone. The fact that it was at church wasn`t important for religious reasons, but because the people who he was a dick in front of were friends.

I like how it`s all the 18-29`s with no children that seem to think they are "experts" when it comes to child psychology. Good luck when and if you ever have children, but until you do please try to be aware of your complete and utter lack of any experience relevant to the discipline you are discussing.
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Male 14,330
[quote]Let`s live in the most capitalistic, materialistic country in the world[/quote]

That`s pretty funny coming from someone that lives in a place that supports a royal family.
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Male 411
@Saunder, maybe they are trying to teach their kids that money and property are NOT the most important thing in the world...
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Male 14,330
@Saunder


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Male 505
@Saunder, great point, well made
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Male 181
That`s right! Let`s live in the most capitalistic, materialistic country in the world, teach our children that property and money is the most important thing in life and then punish them when they behave accordingly. :)
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Male 37,888

This is exactly why my brothers and I always snuck a peek at our presents way before christmas.
So we could fake the apropriate response when we opened the underwear-gift.
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Male 226
i like those parents.
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Male 886
Christians trying to be as unforgiving and spiteful as their imaginary friend with the white gated house.
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Male 363
Crappy Parents? These are great parents. Kids today and unappreciative little turds who are entitled. They need to learn that they are not owed anything in this world and I think this is a great way to teach that.
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Male 183
Gosh, CreamK, I didn`t know you were an expert on the American legal system - that`s just swell!
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Male 7,123
When I was in Sunday school there were christmas parties and two bran tubs (pink and blue) and you would get some random toy - a yoyo for example.

One was polite about it but `grateful` is a bit strong.
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Male 1,421
If i had a money to do it, i would send this kid a PS3. And a note to his parents that they`d have to hold up and post on internet in order to get half a mil. Which i would never give them.
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Male 1,421
Sounds a bit harsh.. One stinking action figure vs PS3.. I mean, take that PS3 from him for 2 months, let it sit in the shelf, clearly visible all that time. But taking it back to store? Not fair, doesn`t teach the kid anything else but that the world is full of non-nice individuals and punishments are disproportionately harsh.

Sound like US system: you get ridiculous sentences for petty crimes.
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Male 1,417
Gerry - not necessarily sponging off charity. Some churches have a little party for the kids where they get a small gift of some sort. Still, it`s kids like this (and those twitter users bitching about not getting a car or the "right" kind of phone being ungrateful twats that can get under my skin.
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Female 4,349
sucks on many levels. You`re supposed to appreciate s hit when other people give you better stuff? thats not ungratefulness, thats seeing that some people (in this case the church) are cheapskates. Plus christmas is bull s hit anyway.
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Male 13,624
Quite confusing on a few levels, like Gerry said if they can afford a PS3 why go to a charity store for a gift, and why the heck take a pic of the kid holding up a sign and post it on the net?
Cometh the next serial killer
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Female 2,196
Unless the kid through a temper tantrum and started screaming or threw the toy at whoever gave it to him, ruining the kid`s Christmas, something that is a way bigger deal when you`re a little kid, is not a proportionate punishment.

He`s not going to learn a lesson. Instead he`s just going to become angry and resent them for it. They should have just told him they were returning it, not post a picture of him on the internet, then given it back a few days later after a lecture on being grateful.

Crappy parents are crappy.
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Male 392
I love this kids parents and the Bayblades kid`s parents. If that was me... Well there is a reason why I don`t wear belts.
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Female 2,764
Gerry- I didn`t think about it that way.

I know someone who gets HUNDREDS of dollars every christmas to buy their kids christmas presents because they didn`t have a dime to their name.

except the pack of cigarettes and mcdonalds they got everyday.

They live higher then I ever did (not that I`d want that). iPads/laptops for christmas...
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Male 37,888

I still don`t know why they`re sponging gifts off a charity when they can afford a PS3.
What does that teach the kid?

Parent Fail at a deeper level.
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Male 459
My parents would pull this sort of stuff all the time. Like hiding my bike if i left it out and telling me it was stolen. If they`re shaming him to teach him a lesson and then letting him keep the ps3, then at least it`s better than beating his arse. which was also an option for me when I was young.
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Male 10,339
Repost, but good on them!
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Male 210
It really depends on how he reacted.Even at that age I knew what toys I wanted. Like I never gave a crap about the happy meal toys which are almost always garbage.
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Male 232
its also stuff like this that makes a kid resent his parents and the less fortunate so i mean there is a line that`s been crossed
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Male 232
I think this is a tad harsh, granted he should have at least faked gratitude for the gift he got at church (when i was a kid we`d get a brown paper bag with an apple an orange and various nuts, which I HATED but I still appreciated it because I knew the older people did something nice) I don`t agree with making the kid hold a sign and posting it online but I do think it`ll defiantly make him rethink how he acts when getting a gift.
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Female 3,562
Define "ungrateful." If he asked for the toy and was a brat about it when he got it, than it makes sense. They could be seriously overreacting though.
But why is he getting a toy from Church when his parents can afford a PS3?
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Male 11,740
There`s teaching a kid a lesson and there`s being a flaming douche. I make sure my kids learn their lessons but I don`t pull stupid sh*t to do it. The picture is just more proof that they are complete morons.
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Male 522
Ya blew it kid
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Male 3,310
If he`s ungrateful after receiving that then methinks the problems didn`t start yesterday. But at least they had a cool photo to put on their facebook page showing that they were finally "getting involved" by shaming their kid.
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Female 592
Poor, poor boy.
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Male 273
If you`re trying that hard to show to everyone that you`re a good parent, you`re obviously not... They might as well just send the pics directly to the bullies at his school.
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Female 2,764
Agree completely with this.
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Male 1,596
Hopefully the parents didn`t give him a gun and training last Xmas
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Male 628
I`m gonna have to agree with MacGuffin here.
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Male 17,512
Not crappy parents at all. They refuse to raise a kid that would otherwise be an ungrateful brat.

Kudos to the parents.
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Male 243
Hopefully the kid isn`t still ungrateful - he might actually grow enough balls to retaliate
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Female 2,602
I`d very much like to know this kid`s parents` definition of "wasn`t grateful" before passing comment. I do find it a little weird and a bit of a red flag that they felt the need to mention the gift was from a religious organisation. I also find it weird when parents feel the need to publicise the decisions they make about their child: that always strikes me as inappropriate, and a sign that they`re seeking approval rather than doing it for any productive purpose.

Anyway, not enough info here to say whether it was proportionate, but definitely enough information to conclude that it was a dumb thing to do to the person that`ll be selecting their nursing home. I hope they like cold baths and crap food! :)
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Male 3,894
There`s definitely a line between punishment and torment. If you rebuke the kid too harshly, all he will remember about the situation is how you wronged him and how much he hates you for it.

You need to find a balance between letting him know there are consequences for his actions, and making sure that the lesson will take root. Otherwise you`re just going to have a resentful child that acts even more entitled because now he`s got a chip on his shoulder.
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Male 400
Depending on the boy`s behavior, I might side with the parents on this one......
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Male 3,081
"And he got Gran Turismo 5 with it too? Damn, that sucks that he has to take it back"

Nah, it would have sucked more if they`d have expected him to play gta 5 without a force feedback gaming wheel.
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Male 1,136
And he got Gran Turismo 5 with it too? Damn, that sucks that he has to take it back
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Male 2,543
@darkmagic14n

well said.
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Female 1,141
Serves the kid right if he was acting like a spoiled ungrateful brat.Perhaps he will learn to be a lot more grateful next time.
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Male 103
Kid deserves to not get his PS3. My parents would have taken ALL the gifts back and beat my ass for something like that.
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Male 689
for all we know he was acting like a spoiled ass at church and the parents finally had enough. say what you will about their style of parenting but i will tell you one thing. this kid will be grateful for all of his presents from now on.
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Male 634
"If they could afford a PS3 why are they sponging xmas gifts from charities in the first place?"

It doesn`t say he got it from a charity, it could have been a secret Santa type thing.
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Male 633
Some churches and youth groups have the parents bring gifts valued at $15+/- that Santa gives to the children of the parents that bought the gift in the first place.

For a child to not be grateful for receiving a gift at one of these events is very disrespectful to the less fortunate children in the group.

The dollar figure is very important as the one gift that Santa gives to a child during these church or youth group events might be the only gift that child receives for Christmas this year. And it could be all that the family could afford.
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Male 1,625
[quote]The ominous mention of "church" makes me wonder what kind of fascist household that is. [/quote]

spoken like true anti-religious scum, you make us atheists look bad.
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Male 1,625
[quote]crappy parenting[/quote]

so, its bad if the parents ignore their kids, and its bad if they punish their kids...
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Female 6,381
The ominous mention of "church" makes me wonder what kind of fascist household that is. Maybe the kid isn`t into action figures and wasn`t inspired to thank Jesus on his knees for Captain A. Whatever the excuse, these parents are psychos.
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Male 3,081
I think it`s the right lesson to be teaching your kids, but taking away what was probably his main christmas present forever and then humiliating him with a photo of it is too high a price to pay for the lesson. Take it away for a day or two to drive home the lesson, but this is too much I think.
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Male 1,341
Bremir, you don`t have kids, do you? I`ve always been very appreciative for everything given to me, I wasn`t raised with much. For my birthday one year I got rocks. Yes, rocks. And no, not some cool rock polishing kit or anything like that. Just rocks... Ahhh, I had a blast with those rocks.
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Female 1,540
This is not bad parenting.
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Female 8
It`s possible that their particular church does something for all the member`s children.
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Male 2,552
This is GREAT parenting. Wow. Fancy must be a liberal... oh, wait...
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Male 18
Getting charities from church? Not always. Churches do things for kids like that. Could be a parochial school. But anyways, I think it`s great parenting. I just hope this is true and not a publicity stunt by a family.
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Male 392
I don`t agree with this at all. It`s a kid being a kid. So he gets a Playstation 3 and he`s disappointed with a Captain American figure (a character he might not even like) and suddenly everyone jumps on their soap box and claims he`s an ungrateful kid, and deserves this punishment?

What a load of bull. There are morons complaining that their damn parents got them a black iPad instead of the white. This punishment is over the top, and the mere fact it was posted on the internet to further humliliate the kid is ridiculous.

But of course, people on the net flock to **** like this and act like they were never ungrateful of anything in their lives, and claim the kid deserved it. Essentially - Everyone who claims this is the right thing to do is a ****ing tosser.
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Male 342
Fancy, are you aware of what good parenting actually is? If you think parents actually teaching their kids something is bad parenting, I`d hate to see how you were raised.
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Male 2
I don`t think I can agree with the Crappy Parents bit. I mean it wasn`t a trashy facebook pic with the kids walking in on a slutty self shot, or a pic of a kid waving a gun around.
I don`t have any kids, but if I had received a gift when I was a kid, and wasn`t grateful for it, my Dad would have whooped my ass.
Yeah, it`s a bit strict, but it`s parents like this who are stomping out the Entitled little poos we have running around today.
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Female 173
Sorry, I don`t see how this is crappy parenting.
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Male 1,341
Are you kidding me? Sometimes I want to do the same thing because kids can be some ungrateful little pricks. Maybe next time the kid will appreciate the little things more.
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Male 37,888


If they could afford a PS3 why are they sponging xmas gifts from charities in the first place?
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Male 49
I say VERY GOOD parenting. Teaches him to be grateful for anything he gets. Who says he is entitled to the PS3? That`s what`s wrong with the youth of today. They expect EVERYTHING to be handed to them on a silver platter. That they are entitled to what ever they want, whenever they want it.
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Male 978
how is this bad parenting? its going to set this kid up with very strong good morals for the future
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Male 729
"what would be brilliant is if the kid made this up to get people hating his parents"

Didn`t think of that. That would be nasty.
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Male 634
So trying to raise your kid not to be a spoiled brat makes you a crappy parent?
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Male 729
That kid deserves what he got. Ingrate.

The parents needs to have their asses kicked, though. Only an idiot puts their kids` photos on the internet.
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Male 701
what would be brilliant is if the kid made this up to get people hating his parents
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Male 5,314
ungrateful kid sounds more like it
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Male 19,840
Link: More Parents Of The Year Candidates For 2013 [Pic] [Rate Link] - Or would this be considered 2012 since it happened on Christmas? Either way, crappy parents all the way around.
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