Seriously, do you think anyone wants to invite you over for a beer or a spin class when you treat your child with absolute disdain in public? Do you think the cute guy with tight little sideburns wants to spend any time with a woman who is mean to her kids. Here’s what he’s thinking, ‘if she’s mean to her kids she’ll probably be mean to me too”.
And consider this, when you are mean, tense, snarky or short with your child, I’m pretty sure, you look about ten years older than you are. It’s true.
If you have teenagers, don't be the lazy ass parent who never wants to drive the kids anywhere. It's not fair to your teenager and it's not fair to the other parents. Ok, you're gonna miss the rerun of CSI if you take three girls to the bowling ally. So what? Get off the freaking couch and deal with it so your kids not ashamed by your selfishness.
Don’t yell at them, don’t roll your eyes and hiss at them, don’t swat them on the back of the head or I’m going to become part of the situation.Continued