Would You Be a Cool Parent?
Let's say you're in your 40s with teenage kids. How do you imagine yourself dressing on the weekends?
In the latest styles - even if that means shrunken t-shirts and distressed jeans
Classic and casual. Maybe a collared shirt and khaki pants.
In sweatpants or really old clothes. Once you're out of the race to find a significant other, you can let yourself go.
When you have a family, you will probably drive:
A mid life crisis sports car
A station wagon
Your kid gets in trouble for insulting his teacher, but you have to admit that the insult was pretty darn funny. You:
Don't punish your kid, and actually praise him for his wit
Talk to your kid about what's appropriate to say in what context - and take away his tv privileges
Ground your kid for two weeks, and be mad at yourself for thinking the insult was funny at all
Your middle school aged daughter wants to see an R rated movie at a friend’s house that you know is very racy.
Say yes. They'll probably watch it anyway.
Say yes, after you've watched it first and discussed it with your daughter.
Say no, and wonder if they should be really hanging out with that friend.
When you have kids, you:
Plan on working, traveling alone with your spouse, and spending lots of time with your adult friends
Plan on cutting back on your social life and career a little, but still remaining active in the adult world
Plan on spending as much time as possible with your kids, no matter what.
When it comes to cursing in front of your kids:
You'll curse, and you don't mind if they do either
You'll try to keep it to a minimum, but no one's perfect
You'll wash out their mouths with soap if they ever say a four lettered word
Your kids' allowances:
Will start when they're young and be generous - you don't want them to get a crappy job
Will be dependent on how many chores they do
Won't exist. You don't want them to be spoiled
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