The Most Amazing 60+ Quotes About Bad Parents

Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Scott M. Thomas

Bad parenting is a common thing in most families. In recent days children are going astray only because of bad parenting. Parenting is not an easy task though. Here we decorated this writing with some quotes about bad parents. May these quotes help you to know the term ‘parenting’ and inspire you to love your children.

The question is: what are signs of bad parents? 

It’s a generic question actually. Bad parents are those who demotivate their children, pressurize their children for study, lack of support, and of course possessive mentality about everything. Disrespectful and always put their own needs first.

Below you’ll understand it clearly. There are many famous men who had faced bad parenting in their early life. We have tried to cover their statements in this piece of writing. 

“Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years.” – Graeme Greene

“When you have children, there is no room for lies, no room for anything but the truth. Anything other than that is a bad example, I believe.” – Johnny Depp

“Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up.” – Jonathan Anthony Burkett

inspirational quotes about bad parents

“If mental abuse was a punishable crime, a lot of parents would be in jail serving a long term.” – Maddy Malhotra

“It hurts real bad to have that protection barrier between parent and child.” – Susan Smith

“My parents’ generation’s benchmark was simple: Fat Equals Bad.” – Arabella Weir

“Being a parent does not give you an excuse for bad manners.” – Rosalind Wiseman

“I’m not a bad parent and partner, even if I make a thousand mistakes.” – Diane Lane

“A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.” – Daniel Webster

“It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“The government cannot overcome bad parenting. What our leaders can do is publicly condemn irresponsible parental behavior in vivid terms.” – Bill O’Reilly

“My parents were married 53 years, good and bad. Can I do that? Probably not. But I really hope I can.” – Scott Baio

“When a child does bad things, the parents are always going to love their child even if they do something bad.” – Selena

“It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents. It was tough to go to auditions and be bad, since I couldn’t be anonymous.” – Ben Stiller

“I’m concerned about the insidious influence of the media’s bad messages that undermine the lessons parents try to instill in their sons and daughters.” – John Ratzenberger

“Losing a parent over eight years is a very dark journey. I spent the first four years feeling bad and angry and sorry for myself.” – Lauren Miller

quotes about bad parents

“You don’t bad-mouth your ex or anything like that. The key is your kid knowing that both parents still love him and are there for him.” – Dennis Quaid

“Too many people try to please their parents. My parents were Republicans, which is too bad, but they allowed me to be who I wanted to be.” – Grace Slick

“I hate the bad rap that people give my parents. Because they are just parents, really, at the end of the day trying to stand up for their daughter and themselves.” – Lindsay Lohan

“My parents are really funny. Laughter was a big part of my childhood. Of course, they tell a lot of bad jokes – but so do I. I tell a lot of bad jokes.” – Cecily Strong

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” – Jackie Kennedy

“I’m not a parenting expert. In fact, I’m not sure that I even believe in the idea of ‘parenting experts.’ I’m an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I’m an experienced mapmaker and a stumbling traveler. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure.” – Brene Brown

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull

quotes about selfish parents

“It starts in the home environment. If parents eat bad? Those kids are going to eat bad. If they see their parents stopping at McDonald’s or Pizza Hut, then that’s what they’re going to eat as well.” – Donald Driver

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.” – Cicero

“Great teachers will never be able to make up for bad parents, nor should they be expected to.” – Taylor Mali

“Sun is bad for you. Everything our parents said was good is bad. Sun, milk, red meat…college” – Woody Allen

“I need good coffee!” I say in horror”It’s my only luxury!”I can’t live with my parents and drink bad coffee. It’s not humanly possible. Becky talking about cutting back with her parents.” – Sophie Kinsella

“Sorting out what’s good and bad is the province of ethics. It is also what keeps priests, pundits, and parents busy. Unfortunately, what keeps children and philosophers busy is asking the priests, pundits, and parents, “Why?” – Thomas Cathcart

“It looks as if the offspring have eyes so that they can see well (bad, teleological, backward causation), but that’s an illusion. The offspring have eyes because their parents’ eyes did see well (good, ordinary, forward causation).” – Steven Pinker

“When a man dies, if he can pass enthusiasm along to his children, he has left them an estate of incalculable value.” – Thomas Edison

“Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.” – Walt Disney

“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” – David Bly

quotes about having bad parents

“Kids learn the difference between good and bad and right and wrong from their parents. One way they learn which behaviors and actions a parent wants is by how a parent responds.” – David Leads

“Orphans? Would you really? Adopt children?”There are advantages. If they turn out badly, we can blame their natural parents. We can also choose our own assortment of ages and genders. We can even get them ready-grown if we wish.” – Loretta Chase

“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.” – Socrates

“People love the idea of a good girl gone bad, thinking that my parents were so strict and disowned me, but that actually wasn’t the case. Even though they don’t necessarily agree with some of the things I do, they love me as their daughter. That’s always been their perspective.” – Katy Perry

“There,” she said, waving her hands at the corridor. The expression of delight on her face was a very bad thing to see.”You’re wrong! You don’t know where your parents are, do you?” she turned and looked at Coraline”Now,” she said, “you’re going to stay here for ever and always.” – Neil Gaiman

“Good parents use the mistakes they did in the past when they were young to advice the children God gave to them to prevent them from repeating those mistakes again. However, bad parents always want to be seen as right and appear “angelic and saintly” as if they never had horrible youth days.” – Israelmore Ayivor

“I was born in Faridabad but brought up in Delhi and Mumbai. My father had been living hand-to-mouth and literally slept on railway platforms when he came to Mumbai for the first time to become a film singer. My parents were both singers; they sang together and fell in love due to their singing.” – Sonu Nigam

“I had been a girl of whom certain things were expected, none of them too bad: a career as a nurse, for example; a sense of duty to my parents; obedience to the law and worship of convention. But in one year of being away from home, that girl had gone out of existence.” – Jamaica Kincaid

“In third grade, I was taking tap-dance lessons, and about six weeks before the recital I wanted to quit. My mom said, ‘No, you’re going to stay with it.’ Well, I did it, and I was bad, too! But my parents never let their kids walk away from something because it was too hard.” – Rebecca Lobo

“I felt that my decisions, whether good or bad, would always be supported by my parents because I was loved and respected.” – Tom Turridge

“Children don’t heed the life experiences of their parents, and nations ignore history. Bad lessons always have to be learned anew.” – Albert Einstein

“If you get offended by words – by noises we make with our mouths – it means you were raised by bad parents.” – Doug Stanhope

quotes about irresponsible parents

“I don’t like kissing on camera. It’s bad enough to be caught kissing by your parents. But when you have a whole crew watching you, it’s a little weird.” – Christine Lakin

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Quotes About Having Bad Parents

Bad parents are like a curse. In this case, everything that seeks happiness in life is likely to become dusty. If you have such bad parents in your life, you should stay away from them. It is better to be a member of a blended family than to face such a situation.

“I’m very fortunate to have parents who have kept me grounded, so I hopefully won’t end up in a bad situation when I grow up.” – Raven-Symone

“As one boy said, ‘I was thinking all these horrible thoughts about my parents when suddenly it hit me-if they’re all that bad, how come I’m so wonderful” – Mark Twain

“Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“I would rather be the good aunt who never says anything bad and lets the parents discipline the child.” – Ellen DeGeneres

toxic parenting quotes

“My father was a food lover and a deadbeat dad, and maybe a connection between good food and bad dads was forged early, in the deepest folds of my subconscious, where we make so many decisions about our parents.” – J. R. Moehringer

“Blame the economy, blame bad luck, blame my parents, blame your parents, blame the Internet, blame people who use the Internet.” – Gillian Flynn

“That’s the privilege of being a grandparent – they can indulge the children while parents have to be the bad guy. Grandparents can also be subversive and naughty with them.” – Toby Stephens

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Inspirational Quotes About Bad Parents

I hope these inspirational quotes will inspire you. Having bad parents does not mean that life is over. You have to move on, you have to be established in your life. And also try to be a good parent in the future. Best Luck. 

“When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life.” – Alexandra Katehakis

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud

“They should love you, just as you are. Parents should love their kids, right?”

“You’d think so.” – N.R. Walker

“Being a bad parent is a sign of not having learned from experience.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“My parents are supportive of anything I want to do, as long as it’s not bad.” – Zoey Deutch

“There’s a reason why people who’ve had bad relationships with their parents listen to angry stuff.” – Chris Martin

“Now that I’m a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.” – Adam Sandler

famous quotes about bad parents

“Its Gresham’s law in operation is all walks of life and not just money: bad money drives out good money from circulation; bad writers drive out good writers from circulation, bad parents drive out good parents from nurturing, bad politicians drive out good politicians from governance, bad girls drive out good girls from heart, bad teachers drive out good teachers from classes… But bad emotions drive out good rationality.” – Aporva Kala

“I had a hard childhood. Hard for my parents. Not that bad for me.” – Michael Grant

“Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up.” – Jonathan Anthony Burkett

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