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10 Cringe-Worthy Stories About Embarrassing Parents

| Right | January 27, 2021

Dear readers,

Parents are biologically programmed to embarrass their children, and for the most part, these attempts can be described as “character building.” And then there’s what you find in the following roundup; it doesn’t just build character, but a whole cast, side-plots, musical numbers, and an end-of-season cliffhanger.

We’ve rounded up ten stories about parents who embarrass their children to cringe-worthy effect!


Cue Dramatic Music – You could just… order another pizza?

A Mother’s Love – I just cringed so hard I think I broke a tooth.

At Least She’s Not Returning Used Diapers – This is what you signed up for when you had a kid!

The Dog Isn’t The One That Needs To get Neutered, Part 2 – Please tell me you meant his dog dad and not his people “dad.”

Beyond Even The Power Of Pixel Dust, Part 2 – We really wish the author told us what happened when she came back!

Parental Misguidance – Now that’s just mean. Poor kid.

One Mother, One Cup – Ew, ew, ew, EWWW.

A Father’s Love Is Very Console-ing – Aww, at least this one’s trying!

Fat Chance Of A Reasonable Customer – Hits from the comments: “Girl doesn’t need new pants; she needs a new mother.”

The Cup Is Definitely Half Empty – I mean, he seems to have made it work, at least once…


We hope you enjoyed this Embarrassing-Parents-themed roundup! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

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17 Stories To Celebrate Good Father’s Everywhere – For Father’s Day!

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