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The "Cool Mom" Things You Should Never Do

Admit it, after watching a Gilmore Girlsmarathon you wonder why you can't have that witty and heartwarming mother-child connection — so much so that you try to bring the TV relationship to life. While it's great to be close to your child, being their BFF isn't always the best idea — especially if your actions cross the parenting line. From small slips to major mistakes, here are a few things to avoid doing on your quest to becoming the cool mom.

Let Them Call You Anything but Mom

Exceptions include mother, mommy, and mama.

Source: AMC

Curse . . . a Lot!

OK, you're bound to drop an f-bomb or two as a parent. Just don't make it a habit.

Source: CBS

Show Them Age-Inappropriate Movies

Unless you want to deal with sleepless nights.

Source: Fox

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Dole Out Cash, No Questions Asked

It's called a job. They can get one.

Source: NBC

Wear Anything That's Too Tight, Short, or Sparkly

Or let them wear something too tight, short, or sparkly like you'd see on a Real Housewives show.

Source: Bravo

Buy Them Booze

Don't let them pull that fake ID on you.

Let Them Do Drugs

Or worse, do drugs with them.

Source: Bravo

Flirt With Their Male Friends

No one likes a cougar.

Source: ABC

Take the Sex Talk Too Far

Trust us, they do not want to hear about your first time.

Source: MTV

Dance in Front of Them

No one wants to see you twerk, especially your child.

Source: TLC
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CharlotteWise1379422038 CharlotteWise1379422038 3 years
ALL wonderful ideas. Shame is a terrible emotion. Don't force it on your child!!! Another bit of advice: Don't EVER tell your child(ren) you smoked weed in college. It will come back to haunt you many....many....many times.
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