As I gain greater perspective on my parenting and work with parents all over North America, I am seeing some things that make me shake my head.
I can totally relate that we all want to have amazing relationships with our kids. I get that we want to give our kids many opportunities and open every door we can for them. We no longer live in the “Master of the Household” world and many families are spread out from coast to coast.
Lately, we have been given a spyglass view into the lives of many famous parents who are damn well losing their minds. When did we replace parenting with “friending”?
Here are 3 trends I can’t believe are happening with parents!
1. The Party Parent
Don’t get me wrong here…it’s totally fine to kiss your kids! It’s completely normal to show affection and love to your kids…in fact…I hope you show your kids you love them by hugging them and giving them lots of love and kisses.
This goes WAY above and beyond.
If you want to get loaded and party your ass off as a mom…perhaps find your own freaking peer group and go that way. You look like an idiot blasted out of your mind while your daughter totally trashes her career. Seriously…get a clue.
2. The Excuses Mom
Okay…so it very well may be that Amanda Bynes behavior is totally connected to her drug use….HOWEVER…just because she has zero impulse control doesn’t mean she should get a pass because she makes poor choices AND does drugs.
There is this thing called “paying the piper” and when a parent jumps in and takes the opportunity to try and get their kid a pass because they can’t seem to get their proverbial shit together is down right stupid.
I have to say this…kids need to EXPERIENCE and LIVE OUT the consequences of their choices! QUIT giving them excuses to be assholes and live like jerks. QUIT.
3. The Fame Hungry Mom
Hey Pattie, you may want to try focusing on your kid and his ridiculous behavior rather than constantly trying to raise your own hollywood clout! This kid is in desperate need of someone to be by his side and tell him the truth rather than all the people he currently turns to who justify and promote his spoiled rotten kid gig.
I get that you are your own person and you have things to do…the MOST IMPORTANT one should be getting back inside your kids inner circle and telling him what an ass he’s being. Give up the book writing and song singing and start getting your families shit together and quit embarrassing Canada with your son’s stupid behavior.
Tell me friends….
What other crazy behavior are you seeing in the parent-sphere?