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The 20 Absolute Worst Parents of 2012

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Parenthood is not easy. Bad parenting, however, appears to be quite simple if the bad dads and moms of 2012 are an accurate example of parents this year.

From parents who have more children that they can possibly handle (one, for most of them), to cruel and bizarre punishments, to downright lack of care for children whose lives they've been charged with, these are the most awful parents from around the world in 2012. Just 2012. And in case you're wondering, this isn't even a full recollection of the gross neglect of people who have sex with their kids or put them in microwaves or drown them in the tub; these are just the bizarre and unbelievable examples of the worst parents of the year (since our last list of The 10 Absolute Worst Parents of 2012 (So Far) was published).

Be aware that child abuse is unsettling, and this is a list of bad parents that have engaged in the worst of the worst behavior so while seeing some of these instances might assuage you of some of the guilt you feel for spanking your child this morning, there's also a lot of mentally jarring images and accounts on this list of awful people.

Who are the worst parents of 2012? Read here and find out.
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  1. 1

    Local News Alerts Parents They Left Child at Chuck E Cheese

    Even as an adult, Chuck E Cheese's can be a magical place where you forget about everything ... more
  2. 2

    Couple Runs Strip Club in Home Full of Foster Children

    If you've ever been to Los Angeles, you might have noted that there are PLENTY of strip clubs, ... more
  3. 3

    Child Kept in Chicken Coop and Disciplined Using Shock Collar

    When you've only had experience raising three boys, it can come as a bit of a shock to a ... more
  4. 4

    Mom Injects Daughter With Heroin Over 200 Times

    This is Brandi Baumgardner.She is accused with injecting her daughter with heroin over 200 ... more
  5. 5

    Pimp Known as Fatty the Maneater Prostitutes 14-Year-Old Daughter

    Assuming you're in the market for a prostitute, is "Fatty the Maneater" really the ... more
  6. 6

    9-Year-Old Made to Run Until She Died

    Jessica Hardin and Joyce Hardin Garrard are awful people.The 27-year-old stepmother and ...
  7. 7

    Boy Mauled to Death at Zoo After Mother Puts Him on Railing for Better View

    Admittedly, there are a lot of jerks who die/get seriously injured at the zoo (look, we did a ... more
  8. 8

    Mother Tries to Sell Baby in a Classifieds Ad

    I should start out by saying I'm impressed that anyone even thinks of using the classified ads ... more
  9. 9

    Man Leaves Baby at Home to Rob Houses

    Robbery Checklist:Black ski mask (check)Loot sack (check)Blunt object for breaking windows ... more
  10. 10

    Father Puts Rum in Baby's Feeding Tube to Ease Pain

    There's an older practice, now thought of as being a little silly, of rubbing alcohol on an ... more
  11. 11

    Man Beheads Daughter Because He Disapproves of Her Lifestyle

    After leaving her husband, Ogad Singh's then 18-year-old daughter returned to live at home ... more
  12. 12

    Thai Mother Hallucinates and Accidentally Cooks Children Thinking They're Livestock

    Mr. Mackey said it best on South Park: "Drugs are good, m'kay?"Admittedly, Mr.
  13. 13

    Man Kills Toddler After Putting Him in Washing Machine as Punishment

    It seems a foregone conclusion that washing machines are for clothes only, but some parents ... more
  14. 14

    Two Children Thrown From 15th Floor Balcony Because Mother Was Fed Up With Them

    In Moscow, Russia, Galina Ryabkova, 30, was frustrated with her children and "decided to ... more
  15. 15

    Father Injures Son During Samurai Sword Fight With Other Man

    On the list of things you'd expect to be attacked with in a fight, the top five have go to be ... more
  16. 16

    Couple Leaves Dead Baby in Freezer After They Move Out

    When parents get up in arms about their children being taught sex education at earlier and ... more
  17. 17

    Mother Starves Foster Son for Days, Then Beats Him to Death for Stealing Her Change

    It all started with the loss of a N1,000 (approximately USD $6.35) note in a small town in ... more
  18. 18

    3-Year-Old Freezes to Death in Alaska in Sub-Zero Weather

    NEWSFLASH: It's freaking cold in Alaska!And now, the rest of the story.Esther Edwards-Gust, a ... more
  19. 19

    Woman Kills Two Children By Throwing Them Against Wall

    Here's a concept: you don't like your children, stop having them. I know this is ...
  20. 20

    Mother Sets Boys on Fire as Punishment for Smoking

    Kids get caught smoking cigarettes. Fact. Parents try myriad crazy things to get them to stop ... more

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