The MySpace mom, 49-year-old Lori Drew, has served as a tragic role model for her kid by creating an online account purporting to be a 16-year-old boy in order to communicate with and humiliate a teenage girl, first pretending to "romance" and later to "break up" with her, which resulted in the girl hanging herself.
This harkens back to the cheerleader mom, who'd hoped to promote her daughter's "sis-boom-bahing" by hiring a hit man to kill the mother of her kid's cheerleading rival, anticipating the girl would be too upset to do a cartwheel and would drop out of the competition.
Within the realm of normal, involved parenting is volunteering to serve as class mom, turning up for parent/teacher conferences, saying, "good job" and hiring tutors. These moms are insane. Psychiatrists and pharmacologists, take note: we are desperately in need of a new diagnosis (obsessed mom syndrome?) and effective meds. Hurry!