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Cool Parents by Sam

In the article ” Cool Parents” the kids got what they wanted. I think parents give their kids everything. I ask for a lot of stuff but my parents say no half the time and they say ” You need to be told no sometimes.” I agree with them most of the time but it would be nice to get everything. I think that kids are spoiled these days.

Are Parents Too Cool? by Casey

Are Parents these days too “Cool”? Andrew Reiner states in “Parents, You’re Not Doing Your Kids Any Favors By Being ‘Cool’,” that parents today are blurring the boundaries between being a parent and a friend. Personally, I have “cool” parents and it’s not a bad thing. Because my parents share similar interests and have a closer more open relationship, it is easy for me to talk to them.

Trust is a very important element in a parent-child relationship, but parents also have a responsibility to keep their kids safe. Kids can’t be allowed to have complete privacy. Parents who aren’t on the internet can’t watch over their kids as well as those who are on the internet. Everyday kids are bullied through the internet. The internet is the easiest place for a bully to make fun of someone and put them down. Behind the screen, where you can’t actually see the person you are talking to, it is easier to say whatever you want. Just because a bully didn’t physically say something, does not mean it hurt the person it was said to any less. When a kid has access to the internet and has a social media account they are exposed to the bullying. A child could be getting bullied and they would never know and wouldn’t be able to help them. My parents are both on all the social media accounts that I am on. They watch over me and protect me from these cyber bullies and help prevent me from ever playing the role of the bully.

Another reason I think it is good for adults to keep up with what’s popular with their kids is that it keeps them safe. Some kids don’t realize how many new opportunities that they are given as soon as they have access to the internet. Parents who don’t pay attention to what social media accounts their kids are on can’t monitor what they are doing. Once something is posted or sent it cannot be taken back. This is something that I don’t think enough people understand. My parents are up to date on what’s popular. Whenever a new app comes out or something new is trending they can talk to me about whether it is a good or bad thing and how to handle it. I know that without them watching over me I could have easily made some dumb decisions that I would later regret.

Are parents too “cool”? No, just because some parents are participating in the social media sources that kids are on today does not mean they are childish or irresponsible, they are simply being safe and protective. I disagree with Andrew Reiner, my parents are doing me a favor by being “cool”.

Parent Just Don’t Be Cool, It Won’t Help

The way that the article was told really stood out to me because kids usually want their parents to be cool but sometimes that doesn’t work and you should live with it because the way that parents acting wasn’t really cool or parent-like. Cool parents cred seems to be the rage in this age when were paralyzed with the fear of appearing old in front of your children. I find it is interesting that the few students that don’t side with the other kids have their own conscience and sometimes have been home schooled. Some parts of the article though are talking about the addiction that kids and teens have with their phone and other electronics. I believe that the way people can have parents like that aren’t really cool but if your parent are always strict, that isn’t cool either so you need the equal amount of rules and consequences.

Cool Parents Can’t Be Cool Kids By Ariel

Andrew Reiner’s article Parents, You’re Not Doing Your Kids Any Favors By Being Cool really gets my attention as the article mentions how parents are starting to treat their children as they are their friends. They don’t take the disrespect to any importance because the parents could be considered to stooping down to the level of their children. This means that in order to gain respect from you children, you must be cool or act cool but in the perspective of Andrew Reiner’s parents aren’t to be considered. This article also stands out to me as they use the word “cool” in many contexts. They use it in an adult perspective and also in a kid perspective. They mention that parents have to be on their children’s level to be cool. Although, in a adults perspective to be considered cool there really isn’t a cool.

I lastly agree that this article really goes deeper than the word cool its a vast and large majority as a world majority to kids that in order to be cool you have to follow the crowd in order to be cool and for the parents to be cool they have to follow their children’s motto, “Cool.”

Are parents “Too Cool?” by Jon

I think this would be embarrassing because my mom is like forty and she just has to clean up and feed me to make me happy. Parents shall noth try to speakth in a style of swagger, as they are already cool by playing the Important role of a parent. Some legal guardians try to speakth with certain context to purposely make their infant feel embarrassed. As the famous Shakespeare once said: “Dropeth it like it is  ablaze”  as a legal guardian, I would solemnly swear to be the best single living being there is.  How doth thou feel when in the presence of thou legal guardians?

Washington Article Response by

The other day I was reading an article in the Washington Post, “Parents, you’re not doing your kids any favor by being “cool.” This article talked about how parents that were, “cool” in school will not have a great influence on their children. If the parent is acting “cool” this will have a negative influence on their child(ren) in the future. I don’t think that this post relates to me, I don’t think it relates to me because my parents don’t act “cool” around me or my older brother.