A parent's love is supposed to be unconditional and one of the strongest bonds in the world.
But as these pictures show, regardless of how much mum and dad love you, they are not all perfect and do not always make the right decisions.
From babies being put into ovens to toddlers with cigarettes dangling from their mouths, these snaps on the blog My Parent is an Idiot have gone down a storm. One image shows a father using his child's pram as a shopping cart with the child still in it; others reveal that some parents do not mind giant snakes slithering across their babies.
The site, which features 46 pictures of children of adults whose parenting skills might be somewhat lacking, has become an internet sensation.
Here we take a look at a few of the worst that the site has to offer.