7 Children's Book Favorites That Contain Some Major Parenting Fails (PHOTOS)

love you foreverAw, there's nothing quite like reading our babies a sweet, classic children's book, right? One that our mamas and papas read to us when we were itty-bitty whips of things? So sweet. And such a rite of passage.

Except ... have you seen what's in these books?! They're doling out really shitty parenting advice in these things! I mean, sure, the illustrations are bar none -- and let's get real, babies are far too young to pick up on nuance -- but ... do not, parents, I repeat, do not duplicate what you see in these books on your own children. Do as Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein do, not as they write.

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nonmember avatar Maria

I think this is all a load of crap. I nor other people don't parent there kids by what stories they read them. Like Sam I am for instace. Do u really think people are gonna feed there kids spoiled green eggs an ham.... Ugh no! Its a kids story. If the eggs are purple or blue or any any other color it doesn't matter its all make believe. Dr. Seuss had an imagination which is something all kids have. So whoever wrote this about the childrenin books being bad parenting in them your an idiot.

amazz... amazzonia

This article is so stupid I don't have word  to  comment.... go drink a glass of wine pleas an  stop writing this stuff....

nonmember avatar Kat2765

Wow, ladies. Just... Wow.

Emily Hoberg Roy

Uh guys this is called humor. And I thought it was fantastic.

knitt... knittykitty99

My mother-in-law gave me that Love You Forever book.  It is the creepiest thing I have ever seen!

Amber Richardson

trick for the green eggs and ham, food coloring

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

@knittykitty: Is that the actual illustration from the book? If so,yeah, very creepy!

Lucky... Luckysgirl665

So unless I give my son locally grown organic fruit and veggies, I'm a child abuser? Ok wow, well sometimes I don't get organic due to price or the fact that I just didn't so I guess my child should be taken from me immediatly, how rediculous was that statement? In fact most of these were dumb!

babyb... babybluejess12

It's called sarcasm ladies shish

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