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How to Be a Buzz Kill Parent

By Kacy Faulconer |

No one wants to spoil their kids. But if you are all fun and games all the time you might accidentally spoil them. Don’t do that.

Rain on their parade. Bring it down a notch. Poop on a party. It builds character.

If Tiger Mom taught me anything, it’s that being a drag is an important component of parenting.

I’ve been a buzz kill for years and you can be too.  Click through for ways to kill your kid’s buzz and harsh their mellow and, yeah–saying things like that is a GREAT way to start.

What are you waiting for, fun governor!

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How to Be a Buzz Kill Parent

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3 thoughts on “How to Be a Buzz Kill Parent

  1. molly says:

    your posts always make me giggle! love Never Pay Full Price! heeeeeeee

  2. Jerri-Lynn says:

    I love this – I was laughing through the whole post! This is actually really good advice. I want to share it with my teenaged daughter but she can’t be let in on this secret.

  3. Amelia says:

    I have totally found my mom niche. I am the buzz-kill mom. Thanks for helping me self-identify!

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