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3 Ways to Know if You’re a Crappy Parent, Courtesy of Dina Lohan

"Here, honey, let me get you a clean needle."

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Megan Fox

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September 18, 2013 - 5:00 pm
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Mommy Wars are a huge part of parenting and are usually waged between working moms vs. non-working moms. But if you want to know who is really ruining kids, look to the philosophies of permissive parenting and moms who are more interested in being a friend than a parent. This trend is not only popular in Hollywood, but is trickling into suburbia, where mothers of teen girls are shopping at the same stores as their teens and hosting parties with alcohol for their underage progeny. If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, congratulations, you are a crappy parent.

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3. Are you a stage-parent?

Dina Lohan’s first mistake was getting her little girl, Lindsay, into the entertainment industry. While commercials and off-broadway plays may seem harmless, it can lead to full-on Hollywood horror. Strangely, while Disney maintains the best place on earth for little ones, any child sucked into working for Disney usually doesn’t end up happy or healthy. Very few child stars escape unscathed. Aside from that, hawking your child like a money-making opportunity is just distasteful and I’m sure makes for uncomfortable conversation over holiday dinners while your child is trying to figure out how they ended up with a cocaine addiction to rival Richard Pryor’s. Stage-parenting is not the same thing as parenting.

A classic example is Lynne Spears, who allowed a Rolling Stone photographer to photograph her underage daughter alone in her room wearing only a bra and panties surrounded by her childhood dolls. Spears then wrote a book trying to explain that she was just naive and had no idea the entertainment industry would exploit her daughter in that way (even though it had previously exploited every other female it got its hands on). I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure if some creepy photographer tried to get my daughter alone in a bedroom he’d find himself out on the front lawn with a bloody nose. What kind of parent doesn’t protect her child from predators? A crappy one (ahem…Billy Ray Cyrus).

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"This trend is not only popular in Hollywood, but is trickling into suburbia"

"Trickling"?

Where have you been? It rules suburbia, and has for a couple of decades.


By the way, there's no war between working and non-working moms. With the possible exception of the idle rich, and a few unspeakably lazy rednecks, all moms work.

Some are mothers full time, and some are mothers part time, but all mothers work.
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Probably could have been a 10 point list. Mothers of daughters should set their sights quite a bit higher than Dina Lohan.

Writing about the Lohan's may seem like a frivolous topic, but it really isn't.
In our celebrity obsessed culture, people like the Lohans are influential on the masses, much more so than "Meet the Press." Their antics are also a barometer of the culture and the zeitgeist. It's dangerous to ignore what's going on in the popular culture.



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Recently I read on of these idiots refer to Miley Cyrus as 'barely Legal' she's twenty nearly 21 and now the Britto is referred to as underage at 19. When will these people grow up?
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I have made it quite clear to my child that if he misbehaves in egregious enough fashion, I will return him to the Gypsies that I purchased him from for a refund,(pro-rated though it would be).
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Students have a report card. A parent's report card is the child. Is your child kind and respectful?
29 weeks ago
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"This trend is not only popular in Hollywood, but is trickling into suburbia"

"Trickling"?

Where have you been? It rules suburbia, and has for a couple of decades.


By the way, there's no war between working and non-working moms. With the possible exception of the idle rich, and a few unspeakably lazy rednecks, all moms work.

Some are mothers full time, and some are mothers part time, but all mothers work.
30 weeks ago
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Yeah, I've done a lot of recruiting parents for various volunteer positions (kids range from 22 to 6) and I get just as many moms saying "I can't help; I wooooooooooork" as there are ones who say "I can't help; I have to take care of my kids at hoooooooooooome". While the rest of us divvy up the work between the moms who have flexible schedules (being at home) and the ones who need to do stuff later in the day (because of jobs).
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I agree. The mommy wars are over. The economy tanking kind of took the sting out if it.
30 weeks ago
30 weeks ago Link To Comment
Probably could have been a 10 point list. Mothers of daughters should set their sights quite a bit higher than Dina Lohan.

Writing about the Lohan's may seem like a frivolous topic, but it really isn't.
In our celebrity obsessed culture, people like the Lohans are influential on the masses, much more so than "Meet the Press." Their antics are also a barometer of the culture and the zeitgeist. It's dangerous to ignore what's going on in the popular culture.



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Gosh pick an easy target and ATTACK. This is lazy writing, and that photoshop is disturbing.
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What targets would you prefer to see attacked instead?
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Why should she attack anyone?
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Perhaps because the rest of us have to suffer with - and pay for - the results from rotten parents.
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