When it comes to raising children, it’s a thankless job, but somebody’s got to do it. After all, children are the future, and they need and depend on us. However, your child is likely to emotionally immature to appreciate you just yet. That will change with time. For now, you’re a dispenser of things and a “no” machine. You child is likely embarrassed of your affection around their friends, which is a shame, because you love your child and you want them to know, but they don’t want anyone to see it. However, you can combat this by simply being a cooler parent. “The cool mom” has certain privileges over regular stick in the mud moms. Here are a few tips to become the mom your child wants to be seen with.
First and foremost, there’s the matter of style. Naturally, you’re going to be in charge of what your child wears, and you may not put much thought into it. The utilitarian “whatever gets the job done” approach is fine, but it you curate some stylish outfits for your kids, that’s a bragging point when it comes to their friends. Furthermore, if you, yourself, exhibit a sense of style, you’ll be more welcome around your child and their friends, so picking up some fashionable threads from Talbots might be the right idea.
Another way to become the cool mom is to simply host play dates. If your house becomes the home away from home to a few of your child’s friends, they’ll all come to know you and like you, and you’ll get to be the cool mom for that. You’ll be supplying a place your child and their friends to get together and some snacks and the occasional dinner, and that goes a long way. With these tips in mind, you’ll practically be a part of your child’s friend group.