Bad parenting can have serious consequences for children's physical and emotional well-being.  

It's important to be aware of the signs of bad parenting so that you can get help if you or someone you know needs it. 

Neglect is one of the most common signs of bad parenting. 

Abuse is another serious form of bad parenting. It can be physical, emotional, or sexual. 

Parents with unrealistic expectations put too much pressure on their children to succeed. 

Parents who lack discipline fail to set and enforce rules for their children.  

Parents with poor communication skills have difficulty talking to their children about important topics. 

If you see signs of bad parenting in a child you know, it's important to reach out for help.  

You can talk to the child's teacher, school counselor, or another trusted adult. You can also call a child abuse hotline.