List Criteria: Parents that abused their children in ways bad enough to make the news.
The absolute worst parents to make headlines so far in 2012, from the kind of hilarious to the extremely depressing. OK, they're all depressing when you consider that innocent little children are the victims of these heinous morons. I wouldn't even treat a rabbit the way some of these people treat their kids, and I hate rabbits. I mean, really hate em. These people not only are the ones you'd least want to be your parents, but you'd be ashamed to call them your relatives.
Who are the worst parents of the first half of 2012? Take a look here and you'll see.