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29 Questionable Parenting Practices

From Three-Martini Playdates to VOIP Babysitting

— July 31, 2009 — Pop Culture
Parenting is a tricky proposition. Although I'm no parent, from the outside it seems as if parents are constantly getting criticized for the choices they make.

The parenting features in this slideshow don't help, however. From three-martini playdates to VOIP babysitting, I can't help but wonder if these kids will grow up okay.

Implications - The age of the 'MILF' jumpstarted this trend, and now terms such as 'yummy mummy' and 'sugar daddy' have become an integral part of pop culture. The idea that parents no longer have to devote their lives to their children has become widely accepted. The age of 'Mother' and 'Father' is over, as parents no longer make their kids a main priority.
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Parents On Campus
Parents On Campus
Frosh Week For Mom & Dad
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Parents Track Kids Online
Parents Track Kids Online
Live Data On School Behavior
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Restriction-Free Child Rearing
Restriction-Free Child Rearing
Natural Parenting
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The Three-Martini Playdate
The Three-Martini Playdate
Cosmo Moms Are Reclaiming The Adult World, One Brat At A Time
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24
Facebook Contests for Moms
Facebook Contests for Moms
Mothers Weigh in On Economy for Sears' “Busted Moms”
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Parents as Dogs
Parents as Dogs
Family Network Foundation Campaign
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Next Generation Parents Bond Through Video Games
Next Generation Parents Bond Through Video Games
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Parental Revenge 2.0
Parental Revenge 2.0
'Oh, C**p, My Parents Joined Facebook' Website Shares Embarrasing Moments
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Moms as Drinking Buddies
Moms as Drinking Buddies
When Mom Pays, Cross-Generational Debauchery Wins
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19
VoIP Babysitting
VoIP Babysitting
Skype is a Cheap and Easy Way to Watch Your Kids From a Distance
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Parental Equality
Parental Equality
New Daddy Fashion Dont's
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How to Raise Pirates
How to Raise Pirates
New Parenting Book
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Moms as Eco-Terrorists
Moms as Eco-Terrorists
Environmentalists Say Octuplets' Carbon Footprints Aren't Tiny
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Cell Phone Monitoring Software
Cell Phone Monitoring Software
Radar Lets Parents Keep Tabs on Their Teens
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Fashtastic Motherhood
Fashtastic Motherhood
Pro Mom Couture Caters To Stylish Devoted Mommies
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13
Virtual Babysitter
Virtual Babysitter
iRobot Connectr
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12
Chore and Allowance Website
Chore and Allowance Website
Parents Pay To Kids Pre-Paid Mastercard
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Warrior Moms for Healthy Lunches
Warrior Moms for Healthy Lunches
Burger King 'The Battle is Over' Ads
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Parents Hemorrhaging Money on Extravagant Parties
Parents Hemorrhaging Money on Extravagant Parties
My Super Sweet Sixteen
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9
Not Your Typical Mom
Not Your Typical Mom
HotMomsClub
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8
Poor Parenting Poems
Poor Parenting Poems
An Outcry for the Neglect of the Younger Generations
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7
Robotic Babysitters
Robotic Babysitters
In-Store Robo-Nanny Lets You Shop in Peace
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6
Chinese Child Ball
Chinese Child Ball
New Sport or a Bubble for Babysitting?
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5
Mr. Mom Editorials
Mr. Mom Editorials
Chris Noth Steps into Stay-at-Home Parenthood for Harper's Bazaar
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Creepy Inventions For Parents With Kids
Creepy Inventions For Parents With Kids
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3
iPhone Baby Trackers
iPhone Baby Trackers
‘Trixie Tracker' Record-Keeping App Helps Busy Parents
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Socialites as Suburban Housewives
Socialites as Suburban Housewives
Paris Hilton Plays Mommy for Tony Duran
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Bad Parent Shoots
Bad Parent Shoots
Children Photographed in Shocking Situations
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