Parents Share the Moment When They Realized They’d Raised a Monster


Do you have any friends or family members who have raised a kid that is a total and complete nightmare? Or maybe that person is you?

In this AskReddit article, parents go on the record and share when they realized that they’d raised a monster.


1. Sociopath

“I firmly believe my oldest is a sociopath. There’s lots and lots of things that make me believe it, but since there’s not exactly a black/white test, there’s no way to prove it. He has no conscience and hasn’t since he was old enough to feel guilt, near as I can tell.

He is 30, twice divorced for beating his wives and totally ignores his daughters whilst giving everything possible to his son.

I blamed myself for years but my younger two are so different than my oldest, I just don’t know if it’s my fault or not.”

2. Five-year-old

“My five-year-old was eating some chocolate, and I told him not to get any on the floor because Sadie, my family’s dog, would eat it.

Him: Then she’ll die?
Me: Yeah.
Him: Mommy I thought you don’t like Sadie.
Me: Well yeah, I don’t.
Him: And you don’t want her to die???
Me: Well… you can dislike someone, but that doesn’t mean you hate them enough that you want them to die.
Him: Oh. So it’s okay if you don’t like someone… you don’t have to kill them or anything, right?
Me: … Right.
Him: Oh. Okay. Thanks Mommy.

Had he just been going around expecting to kill people he doesn’t like all that time? I’ll never know.”

3. Evil child

“When my son decided- in the grocery store parking lot- that it would be “fun” to scream “YOU’RE NOT MY MOMMY! WHERE’S MY MOMMY? YOU’RE NOT MY REAL MOM!” He had this evil smirk on his face as I panicked and tried to explain what could happen if someone heard that. He started yelling it louder.”

4. Brat

“When I was play arguing with my 7 year old and she said she wished she was dead like my miscarried baby. F*cking savage and a brat.”

5. Laughter

“Years ago, my wife and I had a very heated argument. Our daughter overhears us and comes into the room just as things hit their peak. My wife rushes into the bathroom crying. I’m left sitting on the bed feeling low, listening to my wife sob on the other side of the door.

Our daughter looks up at me with a smile and says “Mommy’s crying” and proceeds to laugh loud enough for mom to hear. And with that, I was in trouble for something entirely new.”

6. Slightly disturbing

“When my daughter was much younger, she and my ex’s son talked at great length about how fun it would be to chop me up, cook my body, and throw me away.”

7. Great kid

“When our 13 year old decided to steal 200 dollars that was hidden in my desk one week before Christmas, he then spent it all in one day on candy, and yelled at us for confiscating what was left of it, he also told us it was our fault for leaving money in the house.

To confirm that he is horrible person, he told his mum that he doesn’t like seeing anyone else happy which is why he broke his one year old brother’s things.”

8. Choked out

“My mom found out her lack of parenting with my brother went wrong when he tried to choke me out for accidentally kicking him.

I don’t even remember being choked, but apparently it was so bad he had to go to anger management and therapy for 3 years.”

9. That’s cute

“Three year old daughter deliberately screaming to wake up her four month old sister.

For five hours. During a long car ride.”

10. Slapped

“My 11 yr old son recently called 911 and said I slapped him. CPS came, it was a cluster. It was so well orchestrated, he even took a picture of himself with a red mark on his face. I didn’t slap him and it eventually got debunked although he still won’t admit it. A couple months later, he told his dad I forced him to make the ol’ dirty 2 finger licking gesture, take a pic and send it to him.

He lives with his dad now, and isn’t allowed here until I can afford a camera system. Still unclear on a motive.”

11. Rage

“My 5 year old brother called my mother a “fat bitch” and got timeout. I told him he got what he deserved, and he got this crazed look on his face and told me “Now you’re going to get what you deserve!”, pulled out a pocketknife and started chasing me with it.

My parents took him to the cop shop to try to scare him straight (town of 800 people, so the sheriff was basically always free). The sheriff walked up to my little brother to talk to him, but when he hunched over to get closer, my brother just socked him square in the mouth. He has since outgrown his rage, thank god.”

12. Caught on camera

“Not me but my parents. My brother was always the naughty one. Shoplifting as a kid, mouthing off at school etc. But I think when they realized he was a genuinely bad person was when he stole a bunch of stuff out of some old guys cabin and then burned it down so he wouldn’t get caught.

Spoiler alert: He got caught anyways because he pawned it all at our local pawn shop and they had his name and caught him on camera.”

13. Monster

“My brother in law is a monster. He used to be so sweet, but over the last two years he has stolen 4 cars. He has been brought home by the cops 3-4 times. Once he stole $100 from my mother in law. She called him and asked where it was. He claimed he didn’t know.

He butt dialed her right after and she clearly heard him bragging to his friends that he had stolen the money and that she was so dumb for believing him. The list goes on. These people are the most beautiful humble people I have ever met. I don’t understand how this boy came to be.”

14. Don’t do that

“I have two sons. One is 11 and the other 7. The 7 year old is…special. Highly intelligent and very social. But also does a lot of deep thinking. Early one Sunday morning he came up to me, out of the blue, and said:

“Dad, how do ducks work?”

I was all “how to what? What? Ducks? Huh” in a half sleep state. Before I could work out what he wanted to know he said: “I guess if I open one up, I’ll find out?” and walked away.

Honestly spent a good hour looking for ducks and watched him carefully when he went near the kitchen utensils.”

15. Two angels

“Oh man, too many to list. The most recent is when my son shot me with his Nerf gun directly in my eyeball. My eye still hurts a week later. A couple of weeks ago, my other son pooped on the floor (he’s 3) and put a donut on top of it to hide it.”