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Monday, June 17, 2013
Deborah Tagle (see photos) didn't make the best parenting move when she turned to the Internet to find out how to treat her son's gunshot wound. Tagle put off taking the 14-year-old to the doctor for hours (how long, exactly?) and is facing a felony charge for doing so.
One dad's "special" cookie recipe
Chad Holm (see photos) probably isn't going to win any father-of-the-year awards. He has been accused of putting a "special ingredient" into a batch of cookies he baked with his two sons (how old are they?) in an alleged attempt to get back at their mom.
Child left home alone with Rottweiler
Earlier this year, a frightened young boy (how old?) had to be rescued from the upstairs of a house in England after being left home alone with a Rottweiler. This breed of dog (see photos) is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous.
Baby left alone with note
A mother in New Zealand hit the headlines earlier this year for all the wrong reasons when she left her newborn in the car with a note (see photo) while she went to do her grocery shopping. The baby was fine but after pictures were posted on social media, the public was outraged.
Kids for sale on social media
Oklahoma mother Misty VanHorn (see photos) came under fire earlier this year when she tried to sell her two kids (how old?) on a social networking site (which one?). VanHorn was caught after a potential buyer contacted police and she now faces this charge.
Mom gives toddler drugs
Rachelle Braaten (see photos) faces serious charges (what?) after she allegedly let her toddler (how old?) smoke marijuana. The 24-year-old woman from Centralia, Washington, (see on map) was captured on video giving her young son a hit off a bong.
Mom packs weapon in son's school bag
New York mother Deborah Farley had this excuse for accidentally packing a gun in her young son's (how old?) school bag earlier this year. Police were able to retrieve the weapon (and what else?) from the bag, and luckily no one was hurt.
Dad tries to give son away
Wisconsin father Joseph Corter hit the headlines in November 2012 after reportedly trying to give his son (how old?) away to various members of the public. When there were no takers, the intoxicated 31-year-old then tried to leave the area without the youngster. Who stopped him?
Mom lets kids play hooky
California mother Lorraine Cuevas (see photos) broke the law (which one?) when she allowed her two kids (what grades are they in?) to skip an astonishing number of days during the last school year.
This parenting situation is a bit more controversial. Texas mom Tammy Cooper (see photos) was arrested (on what charge?) last year for letting her kids play outside alone. She claims she was watching the two children (how old at the time?) from a lawn chair but nonetheless the cops were called and she was arrested.
Pressure to be pageant perfect
Child beauty queen Brooke Breedwell (see photos of her pageant days) spoke out recently about the dangers of pushy stage parents and the pageant circuit (read more). Breedwell criticized her own mother for forcing her to wear makeup and fake teeth and do this three times a week.
The odds-on worst parenting move
A New Zealand couple, whose names were not released, came under fire last year when they left five kids (how old was the youngest?) locked in a van in a parking lot. Local security guards were able to free the children (how long had they been left alone?) and none were seriously hurt.
Father uses daughter as chauffeur
Shawn Weimer (see photos), 39 years old at the time, horrified parents everywhere when he let his young daughter (how old?) drive him to a Michigan gas station in the middle of the night in October 2011.
A mom who will do anything to get on TV
Alaska mom Jessica Beagley (see photos) horrified people everywhere when a video of her forcing her young boy (how old?) to eat straight hot sauce was shown on a talk show in 2010. The mother of six also tried this cruel discipline tactic just to get on the show.
Kids for sale
An Australian mother (from where, exactly?) was highly criticized for putting her two kids (how old?) up for sale on eBay in 2011. She claimed it was done as a joke but child safety campaigners had this to say about her.
A diaper bag no-no
Monica Say was in the news for all the wrong reasons in late 2009 when she was arrested following a chase with police. The icing on the cake: She was drunk, her two kids (how old?) were in the car and she had more than just diapers in the diaper bag.
A grand parenting mistake
Michigan grandmother Lorri Compo (see photos) was supposed to be watching her grandson (how old?) when she was arrested (charged with what?) during a drug raid at her home in August 2009. What's worse, a disturbing discovery was made when the boy's diaper was changed.
One dad's bizarre gift for his son
The summer of 2008 was an interesting one for a 42-year-old father and his 14-year-old son, whose names were not released to the media (why?). They were in the red light district in this English city (see on map) when the father tried to buy an unusual gift for his son.
Dad hosts party for teenage son
Pennsylvania father Steven Russo (see photos) hit the headlines for hosting a party for his teenage son (how old at the time?) and his friends back in 2008. The party was complete with underage drinking and another majorly inappropriate activity.
One dad's accidental alcohol purchase
At a Detroit Tigers game a few years ago, Christopher Ratte, a professor (of what?) at the University of Michigan, bought his son (how old?) what he thought was a refreshing beverage appropriate for a child. To Ratte's surprise, it was an alcoholic drink and he was soon being questioned by police.