According to, when your kid tells you that you're the meanest mom/dad in the world...take it as a compliment... Their story was written about being the MEANEST MOM..but I think it applies to BOTH parents. We all want to be the COOL PARENTS, Don’t give up. They may think you’re mean now, but they’ll thank you later.

1. Make your kids go to bed at a reasonable time

2. Don’t give your kids dessert every day

3. Make them pay for their own stuff

4. Don’t pull strings

5. Make them do hard things

Get the full list and the reasons to be a "mean parent" here..

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