It’s sort of a strange thing when your parents learn to text. Suddenly there’s a whole new world of communication open to them that they may not fully understand yet. Some parents are great at the business of texting, while others need some help. Here are six reasons why parents shouldn’t be allowed to text.

While some of these messages may seem cruel, others are downright funny. They are actual texts that have been sent, so you can see how some of these moms and dads had a lot of fun at the expense of their offspring.