Embarassing (And Hilarious) Parenting Decisions That Went Viral – Health and Fitness Blog

Embarassing (And Hilarious) Parenting Decisions That Went Viral

Ah, the wonderful world of parenting! Parenting comes with its own set of special fails, laughs, punishments, and other ridiculous moments. Check out this list of the most epic parenting fails, mocking moments and punishments! Many of these went viral.

Selfie Copying

Selfies are a relatively recent invention and definitely loved by the younger generation, so it’s no wonder that the act has been taken over with its very own parenting spin. Take for instance, college student Emily Musson’s parents. Emily has posted a variety of photos of her and her boyfriend in different poses.

Selfie Copying

Her parents obviously found the staged shots quite funny and decided to recreate them, including sticking out their tongues and attempting to put together similar outfits. After Emily posted the photos on twitter they immediately went viral. Emily told Cosmpolitan.com about her mother’s reaction and said, “My mom thinks it’s hilarious and claims she wants to be on Dancing With the Stars.”

Old Man Haircut

One of the major challenges of parenting is dealing with kids who want to grow up too fast. A barber named Russell Frederick was having this very problem with one of his kids, a twelve-year-old son. The boy was behaving badly in school and his father warned him that if he didn’t change his attitude, he was going to be getting the “Benjamin Button Special”, a haircut meant to look like a balding older gentleman.

Old Man Haircut

Well, the child kept acting up so his dad gave him the haircut and it quickly went viral. Some parents say this takes things too far, and publicly humiliates the child for their behavior. Other parents agree and say this is a great way to punish kids, unlike corporal punishment that was common in past times. What do you think?

Selling One Direction Tickets

After one Australian young lady got caught lying about having sleepovers with her friends to stay at an older boy’s house overnight, her parents were not exactly thrilled. So they decided to punish her by hitting her where it hurts most – right in her little boy crazy heart.

Selling One Direction Tickets

Her parents had previously decided to give their daughter tickets to One Direction’s concert. Of course, many tween and teenage girls are absolutely bonkers for the boy band. When this girl was caught in her lie, her parents sold the tickets on eBay with a completely snarky description. Someone came across the ad and posted it on reddit where it went viral. Again, parents around the world debated if her mom was too harsh or not with the punishment.

Father Shot Daughter’s Laptop

In 2012, Tommy Jordan went viral after he put a video on YouTube where he filmed himself shooting his daughter’s laptop. Apparently, his fifteen-year-old has posted some rude comments about her parents and this was her punishment.

Father Shot Daughter’s Laptop

Much of the internet thought this was way too over-the-top and both the police and Child Protective Services visited the creative dad, although apparently the police only congratulated him on a job well done. Two years later, Tommy spoke to the Huffington Post and said he didn’t regret posting the video. He said he prefers disciplining his daughter in this manner as opposed to other videos he’s seen that have shown parents literally whipping their kids. Check out the original video here.

Forces Daughter To Wear Selfie Shirt

In another round of creative parenting, this dad made his daughter wear a shirt with his angry face emblazoned on it. The image was originally posted to reddit, with the caption stating that this was his friend’s way of punishing his teenage daughter. Apparently, the teen stayed out past curfew several times so the dad decided to force her to wear this shirt to school.

Forces Daughter To Wear Selfie Shirt

While this is funny, the girl probably changed her shirt as soon as she made it school, don’t you think? Many on the internet didn’t think this was a great way to punish the girl as it’s just another form of public humiliation. Per the Huffington Post, some experts claim the public humiliation route can actually cause more harm than good.

Short Shorts Dad

After dad Scott Mackintosh overheard his wife ask their daughter to change into longer shorts before leaving to dinner and their daughter’s refusal, he took matters into his own hands. He said that instead of getting into an argument he demonstrated her look on himself. He cut off a pair of jeans into his own short shorts and paired it with a “Best. Dad. Ever.” T-shirt.

Short Shorts Dad

He actually wore the fashionable ensemble out to dinner with his family, much to the embarrassment of his teenage daughter. The Mackintosh family even made an appearance on the Today show, and the father confirmed “I was absolutely going for shock value and embarrassment.” He also said his daughter is now well aware that he thinks his lesson resonated with her. Scott says, “modest is hottest!”

Anti-Twerking Mom

Since the dance style of “twerking” has crept into the mainstream thanks to the likes of celebrities like Miley Cyrus, girls everywhere have attempted to emulate the style. In California, a mom named Frances Hena caught her eleven year old daughter twerking at a school dance. Yikes, that’s pretty young!

Anti-Twerking Mom

In order to punish her, Frances made the girl named Jamie stand at an intersection holding a sign that read, “I was disrespecting my parents by twerking at school dance.” The mother told ABC News that she found out after her daughter’s friends told her what happened. Apparently school officials did nothing about the matter, so the Frances felt like she had to take matters into her own hands. She told ABC, “I want her to realize that she is just a child and that she can’t do that.”

Pregnant Mom Wears Chewbacca Mask

In 2016, a video was released of Candace Payne, now known as Chewbacca Mom. In the video she is wearing a Chewbacca mask outside of Kohl’s. The clip soon went viral because of her contagious laughter throughout. Afterward, the masks flew off the shelves. One buyer was Katie Stricker Curtis, who recently gave birth to her first child — a little girl named Jayden Lee.

Pregnant Mom Wears Chewbacca Mask

Curtis brought the mask to the hospital with her, and while Katie she is doubled over in pain, the rest of the hospital room (including staff) was probably doubled over for funnier reasons! She posted the video on her Facebook page on January 2nd and the video amassed over 216,00 views. At least Katie dove into the parenting world in a truly hilarious way. Check out the short clip here:

Tony Hawk Taped Up Kid

In 2012, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk came under fire after he posted a photo of one of his kids duct taped to the wall. It’s clear that Tony was joking, but that didn’t stop people around the world from getting outraged at the post. He captioned the photo, “This is what happens when my kids fight over video games.”

Tony Hawk Taped Up Kid

The kid has an array of duct tape around them as he dangles from the wall, and there’s even more across his mouth. Apparently two parents in Nebraska were arrested for child abuse after posting a similar photo to Facebook of their toddler taped to the wall. Tony might want to be careful about the next parenting photos he posts, even if it’s a joke!

Human Swing

A dad in China turned himself into an impromptu swing, much to the delight of his little girl. He hung two ropes around either arm with a wing connected at the ends, and then positioned himself standing on two folding chairs.

Human Swing

The worst thing about this is that those chairs do not look to be the most sturdy, which could end in quite a painful fall for both the dad and daughter. However, the little girl certainly seems to be enjoying herself, as the video shows her falling into a fit of laughter! The dad clearly loves his little girl very much as he was willing to go to great lengths just to hear her laugh.

Daddy Fashion Fail

Sometimes men just have a hard time putting together an outfit, especially for their adorable baby daughter. Mom Brooke Hawley-Basso left baby daughter, Olivia, with her husband Jeremy, who was going to take her to daycare. She didn’t even think twice about leaving him instructions about getting their little girl dressed.

Daddy Fashion Fail

When she picked the baby up that day she noticed her outfit was a little, shall we say… different. Dad was apparently unaware that overalls are usually worn with a shirt! When his wife texted him about it, he said “I gotta plead ignorance here.” Brooke posted the whole thing to Ellen’s Facebook page and the images took off, with moms everywhere sharing similar stories about their own husbands’ baby fashion mishaps.

Four Loko Mom

In 2016, teenager Mckenzie Strange shared a post on Twitter that almost immediately went viral. The teen posted photos and text screen shots showing that her mom had accidentally packed her a Four Loko drink in her school lunch. McKenzie questioned her mom, “What’s the drink you packed for lunch?” And her mom innocently responded, “I think tea. Or energy.”

Four Loko Mom

Apparently, the mom was half asleep when packing her daughter’s lunch and didn’t realize she had grabbed one of her twenty-three year old son’s alcoholic beverages. Good thing Mckenzie is an honest girl or that could have let to some very horrible consequences for both mother and daughter!

Makeup That Looks Like Chocolate

In 2016, young aunt Lauren Rincon left her makeup in the reach of her niece Kaitlyn and did not anticipate what would happen next. The toddler mistook her Too Faced eyeshadow palette for a delicious box of chocolates and decided to chow down.

Makeup That Looks Like Chocolate

To be fair, the eye shadow palette is called the “chocolate palette”, and it actually smells just like the delicious candy treat. She posted her niece’s eye shadow-covered face on Twitter, and it took off. Many of the responders said they had a brother or child do the exact same thing! Maybe makeup lines shouldn’t release food inspired products!

Pool Diaper Butt

In 2015, the hashtag #pooldiaperbutt when viral and parents everywhere were having a laugh at their child’s water logged diaper. While they do sell special diapers that are intended just for swimming now a days, sometimes a parent can just forget to switch them out.

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The result is the hilarious pool diaper butt, which makes it seem as though your baby has a booty a Kardashian would be jealous of. Even diaper companies like Huggies got on top of the trend, using the hashtag #pooldiaperbutt in their advertisements. You’ve got to admit that pool diaper butt looks pretty funny!

Dance Crashers

This lovely family, the Bagleys, went viral after the two parents (Judd and Kristin) pictured here decided to show up to their fourteen-year-old daughter’s freshman dance. This is probably the worst event ever that a parent could show up at, a new freshmen already has the hard time of navigating high school much less doing so with your parental units present.

Dance Crashers

Their poor daughter, Beth, asked her parents not to come and jokingly said, “I hope you guys aren’t chaperoning.” Of course, ten minutes before the end of the night her parents decided to give her a little surprise. Their surprise appearance was met with lots of dramatic teen girl screaming. Just check out that face!

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