Conversely, as Dorothy Roberts has shown with regard to race, the parenting skills of members of marginalised groups are deemed inferior because their children grow up sharing the values of the marginalised.This supposed inferiority then becomes the justification for a continued low status.Judge Jeremy Richards told Barnett that “for a parent to behave as you did, repeatedly, amounts to consistently bad parenting”.
It seems to be a myth to most parents because parents do not want anything bad for their kids. Parents sometimes indulge in detrimental parenting, leaving a long-lasting effect on the child. No matter how hard you try to fix things, you meet with little success making you wonder “Am I a bad parent?
”You may not realize your moments of bad parenting.
Beneath the show of humility and self-deprecation can be found the smugness of those who know, deep down, that their kids will be alright.
By and large, “bad” parents aren’t that bad and “good” parents aren’t that good.
For us, “playing the bad parent” can serve as a way of gaining reassurance that actually, we’re not that bad after all. Still, how would this be received were it coming from someone less affluent, that is, someone who is implicitly seen as less “entitled” to have children in the first place?