I am sitting here and listening to this mother shouting outside. Every single day (EVERY SINGLE), at 7-8 o'clock, she goes outside her house and starts calling her boy. She shouts his name for about five minutes. And now I hear her and think.. I have witnessed many, many bad parents. She is not an example really (although I do not get that need to shout, if you rais your children properly), but I have seen some. What is the worst parenting technique have you witnessed? Did you ever think to yourself that "those parents are ruining the child"? I have known a family (friends of my uncle) where the father would put all of his three kids to bed at 8pm (the youngst being two, the oldest being 14). If the elder one did not do well at school (and "not well" was considered A-), she would be grounded (well, she wasn't alowed to go out anyway, so she was deprived of any games or tv) or would be beaten with a belt. He would call his kids names (even the two-year-old) and humiliate them all the time. They were expected to behave like adults. In another family the mother would beat her daughter up if she had the slightst stain on her dress (she used to be dressed in very light, usually white dresses) or pushed something accidentally while walking. The girl was the most careful three-year-old I have seen. In fact, she was the most careful person I have seen. The mother was so pedantic the girl could not get away with anything at all... She was not acting for her age, did not play much. It made me want to hug her and take away from that witch who was calling herself a mother. Have you ever experienced anything similar? Have you witnessed any form of bad parenting or situations where it was obvious parents did not love the child?