"Cool" meaning!!Do your kids say to you that you are cool??!!

cool parents - happy parents
@Augustta (1860)
Poland
May 6, 2007 3:07am CST
Lots of kids are lucky when they have cool parents. Cool parents are parents you can hangout with and talk to. How about you?Are you cool or not like parent? I come with this post again because my daughter...She use to say "mom you are cool"...(in english)... ...last night she was talking at phone with a fellow and i heard "my mom is like the coolest lady on the planet"... I am not very sure if this is so good...that i am asking you,do your kids say to you that you are"cool"? This make you be more good and understanding with your kids? What type of parent are you? 1)traditional 2)ordinary 3)or cool?
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7 May 07
My daughter does, who is 17 years old. She often laughs at my rants and tells me her friends think I am cool, which I must admit I did feel good about. I would hate to think I come across as an old fuddy duddy! I wish I could say the same for my son. He is only 13 years old and at the moment does not want to be seen with me, for fear of being seen by his friends. I do understand this as he wants to be cool himself and being seen out with your mum is certainly not cool. I got a letter from his school the other day telling me he is frequently late. As I leave for work before him, I do trust him to get there on time. Anyway, I told him the other day that if he is late again I am personally going to walk him to school, and guess what, he hasn't been late since.LOL
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• Philippines
7 May 07
you are very ingenious. how nice of you to have thought of the trick about walking him to school, when you had a good idea that that will be such a shameful thing for him. talking to our kids with the right words at the right time will produce the best results all the time.
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7 May 07
Thanks trinidadvelasco, I do have a bit of a wicked streak sometimes. I just hope I never have to do it:0)
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
6 May 07
Well, my boys never thought of me as cool I was a mom I wasn't supposed to be cool. I did tell them they can tell me anything. I raised them right. I got one in the army and one in college and my youngest is at home. He stays home. They love their mom but they will not tel me everything. I think if i had had a girl she would probably confide in me more and maybe even think i was cool. My boys just think of me as mom. lol
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@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
6 May 07
and this seems cool to me! is important that you have such a good kids! you did a good job! augusta
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
6 May 07
LOL yea I'm one of the cool parents...my kids are forever telling me I'm the coolest and their friends are all in agreement and some actually have said they wish I was their mom too (some call me Mommsie or other mom LOL)its actually pretty nice LOL even their cousins say I'm a cool mom/fun mom etc....BUT that doesnt by any means mean I'm not a mom first and foremost...but being their best friend has greatly helped in keeping them safe AND keeping the doors of communication open which is SO important IMO
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@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
6 May 07
yes,i don't have to tell you how many time first i bit my tongue and i counted until 10!... by the way...it is great!we are cool! augusta
@JackBravo (970)
• United States
6 May 07
I'm a parent to be. I plan to be in between traditional and cool, but defintely not ordinary. There will be strict guidelines, but I hope to play with my son everyday, read to him, do math, potty train, and learn the guitar. Maybe we'll give concerts together when he's older :).
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@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
6 May 07
oh,my gosh!!!!i can stay serious when i see your avatar!! ha ha ha!! (thank you for the reply,also) augusta
@amydawn11 (906)
• Canada
6 May 07
My daughter is 8 and she thinks I am embarassing. A few weeks ago I dropped her off at school and told her I loved her like I always do. Well the next morning on the way to school she looks at me and said "mom, can you please not say I love you when you say goodbye" I said why and her response was because when you say it all my friends hear you and it embarrases me. lol, so now I whisper it to her.
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@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
6 May 07
sorry,first i laughed! oh,sweety is not easy to be parent...and i guess even we want be perfect and get wings ....will happened those little innocent words which make us feel little bad... my daughter said when she was 8 years to not come without make-up because she want have the most beauty mom ...rolling my eyes... thank you for the comment. augusta
6 May 07
My son says I am a cool Mum, but then I am not really a very conventional person. I don't suppose there are many 55 years old mums who are still goths and still go clubbing. My son comes clubbing with me and my friends when he visits me, he loves it and I have heard him bragging to his friends that his mum is a cool goth mum. :-)
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
6 May 07
LOL yea I'm far from conventional myself and i can honestly say that I can see me being in my 50s and up and still being the way I am...I'll only age physically but never mentally and to me thats the key ;-)
@bluewings (3857)
6 May 07
This is amazing! I was talking to a friend of mine about the exact topic involving cool and hip parents and now you have posted it,lol.I think cool parents are the ones who understand their children better and can easily gel with them.Children enjoy spending a lot of time with them and love it even when their moms are with their friends,lol.I think your daughter is think.You are a cool mom.
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@bluewings (3857)
6 May 07
The lack of sleep is beginning to show now.:-PI meant 'I think your daughter is Right!'.
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• Philippines
6 May 07
i'd like to think that someday my son will say that i'm a cool dad. . .right now i'm contenting myself with his smile or laughter everytime i do something like play with him with the action figures or put in a disk of a good movie. . he's only 3 now. .
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@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
6 May 07
I am sure you are cool! (but this oblige us to be all time prepared for their craziest things...lol)
@calvin222 (1607)
• India
6 May 07
'Cool' is just a word used to cover up a lack of vocabulary.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
6 May 07
Yes my Kids used to but they have out grown that stage now as 1 is 23 and the other is 20 so they now Say Mum is great or Mum is the best But I do understand that it is a compliment to you when your Kids call you cool lol So be happy over it
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
6 May 07
To be honest, Im definetly all 3 rolled into one, that is; COOL: because my children and there friends say so, and they make me laugh too. Ordinary: Im plain and simple less dramatic Traditonal: I like to talk about tradition with my children because after all, thats there identity and entitlement to there strong culture ties... Overall I rate myself as an excellent mom and always will be, Im not only there for my own children but also there for my childrens friends, our nieces and nephews and any child that wants to or needs to talk or hangout with me and our children...
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@castleghost (1304)
• United States
7 May 07
My children do consider me cool. I guess its because I am a lot more lient with them. I allow the to watch movies that their mother thinks is to graphic for them. my children know that they can talk to me about anything without my getting upset. I can still relate to how they feel at that age.
• Philippines
7 May 07
i really do not have a full grasp of what is meant by a cool parent. maybe it means that we are cold-headed. our children can talk to us about lots of things and we do not get upset about it. instead, we can go at length about some issues dealing with things objectively or subjectively without the discussion getting heated up. i have heard this comment uttered by the friends of my children about how lucky they are to be having a cool mom.
• India
7 May 07
Well cool word is mostly used by children nowadays whenever they find something good happen to them...but as parents we should make sure that our children should not take due advantage of us and they should be treated good....well its good for parents to be cool as it helps them to undersatnd thier chilren better but better have a watch on you childern..
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
7 May 07
Im just an ordinary parent but not so strict one, but not really as cool as you perhaps since i havent heared yet my daughter call me that.
@nandans (1161)
• India
7 May 07
i consider myself a cool daddy..
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
7 May 07
My grandchildren say I am a cool gramma. I am not sure if my son thought I was cool when he was growing up. His friends thought I was cool.
@Stiffler07 (1356)
• United States
6 May 07
I think it's ok that your children view you as cool. It's important to them to know that they can come to us & we might be able to relate in one way or another. That helps them understand that the doors of communication are open. Although it might be a good thing, we must not lose site of the fact that we are their parents & not just another one of their friends. "Hello cool Mom" .... I'm a ...."Cool Dad"
6 May 07
I think when a child tells an adult that they are cool, said adult should feel elated with their popularity. It is a flash back to their old school days where they used to be the head of the pack, however, boasting that you are a god in the eyes of a 5 year old is pretty worthless getting a pubecent teen to admit your air of coolness is something to be admired. Cool parents are the kind of parents who listen to their kids and will do their best to make them happy. Uncool parents laugh at their childs issues. Well that's my opinion
@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
6 May 07
My son is only 4 years old so he isn't old enough to label me but I think I will be like a traditional mom. I would love to be a June Cleaver (Leave to Beaver TV show) mom. You know the one that cooks and cleans and looks after the family and home but I don't think that will happen. It is great if you ahve a relationship like that with your daughter. You should be proud of that. I had a mom that was so far alienated from me that I couldn't talk to her as a teenager growing up. Even as an adult I still censor what I tell her. It is sad but true. I want my kids to be able to talk to me and trust me and want my advice.