Bad parenting is about perspective. From the perspective of my teenagers I am a bad parent.
I am able to readily list my bad parenting, as I am often reminded, well should I say, I survive threats that when the revolution comes there is a list, due to this list of misdemeanours I am condemned, I will be the first living parent of orphans. So topping the list......
I am associated with child abuse by torture, I have used allegedly torture techniques on the teenagers, such as sleep deprivation, or what I called waking up to go to school.
I am accused of forced child labour which I use to call doing homework.
I am accused of stealing his socks. There is unfortunately little evidence that they are actually my socks, since I have refrained from needlecraft involving sowing "Dad" in the inner sock area, but trust me they are my socks. Much as I may need to get in touch with my inner karma, my foot needs to get in touch with its inner sock. Besides all else I have paid for all socks.
I have apparently caused short-sightedness of vision because I am no longer called "Dad" but like several other acquaintenances, I am now called "mate". Maybe I need to sow "Mate" in my socks to at least get a chance of retrieval.