true stories The 10 Absolute Worst Parents of 2012 (First-Half)  

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List Rules 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.

Walking Leather Handbag Puts 5 Year-Old in Tanning Booth

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From what I can tell, Patricia Krentcil's favorite thing to do is rub Nutella all over her face and head out in public. In May 2012, officials at her daughter's New Jersey kindergarten reported that the 5 year-old had a severe sunburn - one they suspected she got from a tanning booth. Police swooped in to rescue the girl and put her in her father's care while they charged Patricia, 44, with second-degree child endangerment.

In her defense, Krentcil says the kid got sunburned playing outside, but has never been in the tanning booth with her. Also in her defense, that child does look pretty pale. Lastly in her defense, if she keeps at it, she won't be around to set a terrible example for her child too much longer. So far, she has been banned from 63 tanning salons in the tri-state area.

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Grandparents Tow 7 Year-Old in Hot Wheels Behind SUV

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SARASOTA, Florida -- In April 2012, a deputy spotted a seven year-old wearing a swimsuit and no helmet riding in a Hot Wheels toy Pontiac. The toy car was tied to her grandparents' SUV trailer hitch with dog leashes. The kid's grandfather Paul Berloni (49) was up front, reeking of booze, laughing and riding and cornholing except Buster.

When a deputy pulled the caravan over and asked for Paul's license, he confessed - all red-eyed - that it had been "revoked for 10 years for a DUI." The deputy found the child's grandmother, Belinda Berloni (47), in the vehicle's cargo area with the rear hatch open. She had been cheering the little driver along as the she was being towed. She told the deputy that though they knew what they were doing was dangerous, it was also fun; they had been at it all day.

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Mom Bangs Her Biological Son

Mom Bangs Her Biological Son is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 10 Absolute Worst Parents of 2012 (First-Half)
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Say what you will about teenage boys getting to bang their hot teachers - this one is just grody. A MILF is only a MILF as long as she's not your own mom.

In March 2012, Mistie Atkinson (32) pleaded no contest to charges of incest and oral copulation with a minor after she blew / had sex with her 16 year-old son. Yuck!

In Mistie's defense - in her defense - she hadn't seen him for a very long time. In case you aren't good at math, Atkinson was 16 when the kid was born. His dad had full custody of him for a cool 15 years before Mistie tracked him down on Facebook and started sending him "explicit images" of herself.

Napa, CA, police found videos on the boy's phone of Mistie (just a reminder: HIS MOM) performing oral sex and doing intercourse with him. I wonder who he planned to show those to...

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Lunatic Blinds Baby Daughter with Bleach

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When a 14 month-old was airlifted to a hospital outside Washington in May 2011, doctors found that she had both a serious head injury and a severe eye infection. While her mother, Jennifer Mothershead (29) couldn't explain where the head injury came from, she said the eye problems started a few months earlier when the kid was playing in a barn. I don't know if you know this about barns, but they're full of dangerous items and substances, and maybe little babies shouldn't play in them unattended.

Anywho, Mothershead apparently had some eye drops for the infection. When a nurse opened them, she noticed that they smelled like something foul, something familiar, something hospital staff used to whiten whites, disinfect urine stains, and destroy AIDS: bleach. And yes, it turned out that the damage in the poor kid's eye was consistent with repeated exposure to bleach. And no, there was no way that the eye dropper had been merely cleaned with bleach.

Mothershead was charged with first-degree assault of a child and being a goddamn lunatic. The child, meanwhile, is blind in her right eye.

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