Have you ever been guilty of this, or witnessed it? I've got to admit, when I was young, I had a wicked streak. I was quite a nasty person. Being at home was no exception. I had my excuses, but excuses don't make reasons. BBC News - Abused by their own children There is an adult comic here 'The Viz' and one character was [don't know if he still is] ]'Spoilt Bastard.' Spoilt Bastard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I'd laugh my ass of at it, but it was more of a guilty laugh. There was elements of his behaviour [albeit 'exaggerated'] that reminded me of me. It's often over-looked, but parents often do get abused. I guess it has something to do with being too soft on your wee ones.