Parents in kids movies are generally presented as well-meaning, even when they make decisions that hinder our young protagonists.
But sometimes, even the "good parents" in movies do SERIOUSLY messed-up stuff and make some VERY questionable decisions.
Like, leaving Kevin home alone once in Home Alone was bad enough. But what kind of parent does that TWICE?!?
And I'm sorry, what parent would see Augustus Gloop (most likely) get killed in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and then continue the tour of the factory?
The custody arrangement in The Parent Trap is SO messed up, and it's time we talk about it.
And I don't care about the curse, exiling their daughter to the woods and lying about her identity for 16 years was a bad parenting decision in Sleeping Beauty. Also, why not just invite Maleficent??
Now it's your turn! What's the most messed-up thing a parent did in a kids movie, and why was it so bad? Let us know in the comments and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community article!