Okay, you know you've got a neighbor, a SIL, someone who has made just BIZARRE parenting decisions you believe are destined to screw their kids up for the rest of their lives. What are they?
I have a friend who has a 7yo boy, 6 yo girl and 5 yo boy. She has NEVER disciplined them for anything, and they don't know how to behave in public at all. She can't take them anyplace without scenes of epic proportions. This doesn't keep her from taking them to "kids stuff" because she believes the scenes and fits are appropriate there. This is a girl who had to replace all of her dishes with Tupperware because they would crawl into the cabinets and break them, and who had to cover the downstairs windows and the boys bedroom windows with plywood because they have broken them so often. But that's okay because "it's just screwed into the frames, and I can take it down in a couple years when they know better."
And she homeschools. I'm not sure whether that's better for the school or worse for the kids.