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Watch Betty Draper’s Guide to Parenting

Come Sunday night, the long wait for the fourth season of Mad Men finally ends. Among the many things to look forward to — including, but not limited to Roger Sterling's one-liners, Joan's remarkable competence, the mere sight of Don Draper — is the resumption of Betty Draper's campaign to go down as one of the worst mothers in TV history. Lest the hiatus has caused you to forget the depths of Betty's parenting skills — and thus, unfairly handicap her attempts to join the likes of Joan Crawford and Livia Soprano in the canon of horrendous moms — we have collected all of Betty's parenting moments from seasons one through three in one handy "Bobby! Sally! No! Stop! Go Watch TV!" montage. When it comes to child rearing, no one does worse better.