This entire tatyiahath
New Yorker piece is so great: “HISTORY’S WORST PARENTS FACE THE WRATH OF THE COMMENTS SECTION,” by Eileen Curtright. It’s shocking to think how much history took place before Internet shaming. How did those rotten parents ever learn?
Here’s Curtright’s take on one parenting fail you may have read about:
In response to “Twelve-Year-Old Lost on Vacation Found Preaching in Temple of Jerusalem”
veganmama: First of all, how do you lose your kid on vacation? I don’t care if he’s not a toddler, you watch your child every second. It’s called good parenting. I made my son hold my hand in crowds until he turned eighteen. He didn’t like it, but so what? This world is full of creeps and predators and anything can happenin an instant. And how do you not teach your kid that nobody wants to hear his opinions on holy texts? When my son tried to elucidate the holy book to me, I was like, “Can it, mister!” What were the parents doing exactly, that made them too busy to supervise their child? Celebrating a holiday with their relatives? Disgusting! When you become a parent, keeping your child safe is priority No. 1! Everything else takes a back seat. You don’t get to whoop it up with your buds while your unsupervised twelve-year-old child wanders off to the Temple of Jerusalem! Would not be surprised to see these people in the news again in a few years for something much worse.
Feel free to slam any other historical parent (even fictional ones!) in the comments section. – L