Eh, sometimes a responsive parent can be worse.
This lady came in to our store a while ago to pay for her smokes and her gas, when we hear a loud THUD at one of the large windows leading outside. Her child - about 8 or 9 - had run after mom for some reason and smacked into the window.
Keep in mind, though, it's covered in decorations, so not MY fault. A lady brings the SOBBING child into the store and takes her to her mom and said, "Mom, she hurt herself bad."
What does mom do? SHE HAULS OFF AND SMACKS THAT SOBBING CHILD ACROSS THE FACE FOR NOT OBEYING HER!
Now, I understand that, YES the child disobeyed an order and should be punished for it. NO the child does not need to be SLAPPED ACROSS THE FACE WHILE SHE'S ALREADY SOBBING HER HEAD OFF AFTER GETTING HURT!
So, when I see unresponsive parents with their kids, I remember that day I told her to get the fuck out of the store and decide it could be worse.