In the article Parents, you’re not doing your kids any favors by being cool by Andrew Reiner, he’s saying that parents shouldn’t try to fit in with their kids. I agree because they are just setting a bad example for their children. Andrew is describing when he went into a restaurant and heard some kids and one of their moms talking gossiping about a teacher from their school. Moms everywhere try to fit in and be cool and it’s not only hurting themselves, but also their kids.
Instead of the mom telling them to stop gossiping, she also starting talking about the teacher negatively, “The girls started making fun of a teacher from their school, focusing on her appearance. The mother chimed in, “Yeah, she could really stand to lose a few pounds. And what’s up with that hair, right?” she said, panning the other side of the table for response. The girls squealed. “I know, right?” one of them said. The mother smiled.” She’s basically teaching the girls how to be disrespectful and she might not even know she’s doing it. The kids were going along with it and not realizing that they’re hurting people. Instead of moms trying to be cool, they should be assertive and not ruin their child’s future.
Cool used to mean something way different than it does today and I believe it should go back the way it was. When it was simpler time. I feel like more people should be aware of this article because if everyone knows about it, I think moms will realize how they can effect their child’s future and how a child’s mom can effect their future.