The Bad Parent

Christian - Fiction
48 Pages
Reviewed on 10/22/2013
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Author Biography

Dominique Wilkins is a licensed cosmetologist and married mother of five children who writes short stories to which everyone can relate. In a time where crime is high, morale is low, and drama is everywhere, Dominique is an Urban Christian Fiction author who writes to encourage her readers and provide them with resources to keep them going and do better. Read real stories about bad parents; jealous neighbors; backstabbing friends; cheating; love; pain; and the ability to inspire change or provide a life lesson. Transferring a decade of emotional support and encouragement from the beauty shop to the pages, these stories are written with biblical messages intermingled for the reader to refer back to or research for more healing on their particular need directly from The Bible.

Dominique believes that we often cannot solve our own problems, but maybe, when they're put into a story in someone else's shoes, they can then be seen and solved more easily. She's written over 15 short stories for you to enjoy. She has received great 5 star reviews for many of her titles, such as Theresa in Wonderland, 7:10, The Bad Parent and even Forgiven. Not Forgotten.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Dominique Wilkins takes a hard look at the issues that affect our children and their lives in The Bad Parent. When Gina fell for Big Dave, it seemed like she had found her perfect match. She knew little about him, but they seemed to “get each other.” What she hadn’t bargained on was that Big Dave would disappear as soon as Lil’ Dave was born. Gina would be saddled with raising an overactive child that had been targeted by the schools as a menace. Gina tries everything and even asks for help from teachers and administrators for professional advice for Lil' Dave’s problems. She discovers that “professional” simply doesn't exist at Dave’s school and is finally relieved to have him relocated to another. Her relief is short lived, however, as professionalism is not a part of the vocabulary of the new school either. Gina eventually discovers Lil' Dave has ADHD/bipolar, which answers many of her questions, but it might simply be too late to save him.

The Bad Parent is an accusation against the education system in the U.S. Dominique Wilkins has written an excellent short story which not only illustrates the problems that ADHD poses for parents and teachers, but has also exposed one of the many reasons that children struggle through school without receiving any professional help. He also graphically illustrates the consequences that follow in the footsteps of ignoring a serious illness. The scripture references that are mixed within the story give an excellent look into the wisdom which God provides for parents in His Word as well. Bold, thought provoking, and tragic; The Bad Parent will take you by the throat and won’t let go.


Parents are faced with many challenges as their children begin to navigate life outside of the controlled environment of home.

Lil Dave is the child of a mother who conceived while unmarried, unfortunately by a man who chose not to be responsible in his life. This left her in the role of a single mother, having only her own mother for support. As Lil Dave enters school, problems arise. He is labeled, shoved in a corner, and given no help by the school. His mother's struggle is not unique, but it's profound. This book does a great job of telling their story...and leaves readers with a *gasp* at the conclusion.

What a great read.


This was such a heartfelt read, I was so suprised with the ending. This poor mother didn't get any help with anything and it wasn't until the end that we find out what's really going on. This was a truly sad book.

dee dee

This was an emotional read.I was so shocked with the ending I never thought it would have ended how it did. That mother was clueless to what was really going on with her child and the school was awful. I was so sad with the ending.


I really enjoyed this book. It was just took short. I can honestly relate to Gina in some ways. WOW!


This book was a great short story didn't think the end would turn out the way it did for Gina or her family if you want a short story to read pick up this book you will be shocked.


BB Book Club:This book was an ok read. Sometimes it was getting to the point slowly. I understood what the parent was going through. I just felt like she could have solved her problems differently. And the ending to this book was definitely surprising.