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How Not To Raise A Child To Become A Bratty Adult


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  • lkb September 20, 2016, 7:37 am

    Very true and also very funny, watching what she’s doing while going on her rant! Thanks for posting this.

  • Mojo September 20, 2016, 8:28 am


  • Jackie September 20, 2016, 8:52 am

    I love this lady. I first saw this video several months ago, and I couldn’t agree more. I love how she adds chocolate chips, I think, and then the glass of wine to her ice cream at the end of the video.

  • Just4Kicks September 20, 2016, 10:06 am

    Preach it, Sister!!!

    I tell my four kids all the time, “If you’re not MAD at me once in a while….I’m not being a good mother”!

  • Lerah99 September 20, 2016, 11:56 am

    I love this video.
    It’s true that if you are parenting correctly your kids will be mad at you sometimes.
    It’s always easiest to just say “yes” and let them run wild. But that does a huge disservice to them and the rest of society.

    • Just4Kicks September 22, 2016, 10:23 am

      Could you run your comment past by husband, please? 🙂

      While I’m not the greatest mom to ever exist, there have been plenty of “Damn it! It’s late and I’m exhausted, and I do not feel like having this discussion AGAIN!!!”

  • Startruck September 20, 2016, 12:53 pm

    Awe great message 🙂

  • Dee September 20, 2016, 1:09 pm

    This is a good philosophy, absolutely necessary for raising healthy, independent adults. Unfortunately, if parents aren’t supported they will break and give in, just through sheer mental exhaustion. Extended family that is willing to back up the parents and give them a break once in a while and a society that doesn’t judge parents when they dole out consequences to their kids’ bad behaviour are necessary but often not the reality for many parents. There’s that old (and overused) saying “it takes a village …”. It’s true, though, and if we don’t support parents then we can’t expect them to be strong 100% of the time.

    • BellyJean September 21, 2016, 8:27 am

      +10000 Yes – this!!!

  • BellyJean September 20, 2016, 3:12 pm

    Love this. Very funny, great advice!

  • ketchup September 21, 2016, 4:48 am

    Yes… My mother once said she was my friend. I was 14 at the time. No. She couldn’t have been!
    But then again, she also said that I was the only thing she lived for. If I was gone she’d give up or something. So that while situation was messed up anyway. I wasn’t even her only child.
    Anyway, we weren’t friends. She just really wanted me to be.

  • technobabble September 21, 2016, 9:34 am

    This woman is my spirit animal. My father told me many many times while I was growing up, “I’m not your friend, I’m your Dad. There’s a difference”. Absolutely agree with everything she says in this video.

    • Just4Kicks September 22, 2016, 10:27 am

      We have been having this discussion with our preteen daughter, who her dad is the head coach of her fall ball softball team.
      While we are anywhere else, he is dad and you are his baby girl.
      ON the field….He is your coach and you are one of the team….No special treatment.
      Not that she has demanded any….just “heading her off at the pass” so to speak.

  • hopefull4 September 21, 2016, 10:07 am

    LOVED this! What I have been saying for years but she says it so much better. Sending this to my nephew and wife who just had a baby. Great advice.

  • Powers September 23, 2016, 9:11 am

    If she’s okay with it, why is she eating ice cream right out of the carton?

    • Lerah99 September 26, 2016, 5:35 pm

      Perk of being an adult.