バカ親[bakaoya]

November 30, 2007 at 10:12 am (general, slang)

 If a father displays an image of his baby on his standby screen, or shows his boring home video when you come to his place as a guest, you could say it’s 親バカ[oyabaka] or 子煩悩[kobonnou] to mean a doting father (of course it counts such a mother). However, I have heard of this term バカ親 lately though these two things seem to be quite similar…but actually not.

 If you have watched the ongoing TV drama オトコの子育て[Men’s nurturing], could you remember where Maruyama-senei gets annoyed by ridiculous complaints from stupid parents. Yes, things are more irritating than this drama. I still remember the first thing about バカ親[bakaoya, stupid parents] was delinquent in payment for school lunch. But nowadays, parents have started to make no sense more and more. I just took a quick look on the situation on the net(here). So below is some examples of those complaints.

1. Wake my boy up, and make him go to school because he wakes up late.

2. Make the school yearbook again because I can’t see my son in it enough.

3. Pay the mobile bill for the term you confiscated my kid’s cellar.

4. We got a divorce, so we want the principal to judge which of us should have a custody for our kids.

 These make no sense. But if school denies, such バカ親 usually threaten the teachers saying like,”We will sue your school!” or something like that. To be honest, I feel so happy that I am not a schoolkid nor a teacher everytime I hear this kind of thing. Besides, it is also said as モンスターペアレンツ[monster parents] to mean バカ親. 

 Having said that, we shouldn’t miss those tragic students’ suicides because of bullying. As such incidents increase, the number of such monster parents would increase as well, I suppose so. When things like this happen, school don’t usually admit there is bullying. Or sometimes we might be told the teachers turn out be a pervert or something like that. I can’t judge which side is wrong, but one true thing is that this situation would go on…

 Alas, what about the children’s future?

8 Comments

  1. bi said,

    I’m really shocked! How can such parents exist? :O

  2. alafista said,

    Poor kids ~

  3. Author said,

    It’s also heard in Shingu, ep.6, after Moriguchis discussed his progeny and were overheard.

  4. Author said,

    Actually wait, I’m taking it back. It was “oyabaka”. Sorry.

  5. khursten said,

    I guess stupid parenting is everywhere. -_-;;

  6. bangin said,

    I was away for a few fays, now I am back. I am sorry for the late response.

    bi: When I was a schoolkid, the teachers used to hit or kick students as a punishment. It was a really usual thing, but now it never ever happens. If it happened, the teacher would be sacked right away. As school become lazy, parents become lazy as well, I assume…

    alafista: I am afraid those kids would be become like their parents.😦

    Author: Oyabaka and bakaoya are so similar. But oyabaka doesn’t seem to bother other people that much while bakaoya are seriously annoying.

    khursten: I guess the number of people who want to be a teacher would decrease because of this.

  7. w said,

    I just came across this news item on Itai News: ttp://blog.livedoor.jp/dqnplus/archives/1064378.html

    Parents complain about violation of human rights or something because their boy, whose hair was dyed brown (against the school rules) had it dyed back to black by the teacher against his will or something. And the parents are making a big fuss… -_____- My god, I really want to punch people like these. Ughhhhh.

  8. bangin said,

    Well, I still remember the same thing happened when I was a junior high. The teacher dyed his hair back to black while he was struggling inside the classroom. But this happened to boys only. They used to give a hairdye to such girls (but mostly they didn’t obey).

    Anyway, if this happened now…it would be a nightmare. Umm, this is crazy.

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