When DCFS Needs To Be On Speed Dial: 11 Examples Of Lazy Parenting

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3.  Thinking your child’s questionable behavior is amusing.

Your five-year-old reciting the lyrics to Lil’ Wayne’s “Lollipop” shouldn’t be amusing for more than two seconds. What annoys me are the parents who think a four-year-old’s random F-bombs are the funniest thing since Damon Wayans used to say “Homie don’t play that” in the ’90s, but want to enforce discipline when they’re embarrassed in public.  It’s easy to laugh away disrespectful behavior that suddenly turns adorable once your toddler is the culprit, but as with many things in parenting the easy way is usually the wrong way.  It’s all fun and games until they’re throwing F-bombs in your direction.

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