So when is it defined that you’re a bad mother? I just told my 3 kids that I didn’t like being their mom. That I would leave if they didn’t want to listen to me. How did I end up with such disrespectful kids anyway. When I was little I knew how to act, I had manners, I knew right from wrong. Mostly I was just scared of the disappointment I think. I wanted people to pay attention to me for good things, not bad. That’s not how things always went tho. But I still knew how to act, we didn’t fight in the car, we knew how to behave in public. But my kids just dont seem to get it, and I’m so exhausted. It seems like nothing I do works, I’m lost. I’m sad. Frankly, I’m a bad mother.