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Posted by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 3:43 PM
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I saw this in The Stir - Do you care if your kids like you?

Kelly Ripa’s Teen Daughter Doesn’t Like Her & She Could Care Less


Kelly Ripa is such a bag full of cheer every morning (crazy early in the morning, too, remember) that you can’t imagine anyone being immune to her positive attitude and charm. But the Live with Kelly and Michael host recently revealed that one person is so NOT her #1 fan – her 13-year-old daughter Lola. Kelly admitted that she doesn’t think her teenage daughter likes her – and you’ll love what she has to say about that fun fact.

While some of us  -- model Yasmin Le Bon, who famously admitted her teen girls were so mean they made her cry, comes to mind – can’t stand those few but long years when teen girls seem to turn against their moms overnight, Kelly is realistic about the whole thing and her attitude is totally refreshing.

The 44-year-old told Wendy Williams she doesn’t care if her daughter likes her or not and said she told her, “I’m not your friend, I’m your mom.” She added that she feels it’s her “obligation” to keep Lola living in the real world and that it makes no difference if you’re a famous and wealthy celeb or a mom working three jobs – when you’re a mom, that’s your number one priority.

Three cheers for a mom who is more interested in passing along good values and disciplining her child than in gossiping about boys and sharing cigarettes with her. Ripa shared how her teen “broke the rules” recently by failing Spanish class and how utterly unacceptable that was to her and husband Mark Consuelos because she is half-Mexican and has a Spanish-speaking grandmother.

Her awesome punishment was to take Lola’s phone and take away any Internet privileges she had because she realized her daughter was on Instagram when she should have been studying.

I love thinking that Kelly – with her insane schedule which likely includes waking up at 3 a.m. to get ready for her show and then living a full day as a hard-working mom – doesn’t neglect her parental duties. And she isn’t afraid to dole out consequences where they are needed – regardless of how unpopular they will make her with her teen daughter.

What do you think about Kelly’s attitude toward her teen daughter? Are you a mom or a friend – or both – to your teen?

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Bmat
by Emerald Member on Nov. 8, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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My sons are no longer teens, but I was their mom, not their friend, and of course they resented it greatly. I have had the satisfying comments from my older son that NOW he understood my policy on certain things.

Its.me.Sam.
by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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my situation is a bit different because i had my daughter young (we have been compared to gilmore girl a few times lol).  we are SUPER CLOSE and the teen years were difficult.. but i stayed MOM and was able to be friends as well when needed.  now she is 21 and we are closer than ever.  each child is unique, each parent unique, each situation is unique... but i certainly agree with being  parent FIRST

SuperPickle
by Ruby Member on Nov. 8, 2014 at 6:01 PM
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I am mom first and foremost of course. I hope that I can continue the excellent relationship I currently have with my sons but I wont hesitate to be the horrible you are ruining my life mom if and when I have to.

Cafe AmyS
by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 6:41 PM

LOL - Isn't it great when they finally realize WHY you did what you did or didn't allow them to do what they wanted all the time?

Quoting Bmat:

My sons are no longer teens, but I was their mom, not their friend, and of course they resented it greatly. I have had the satisfying comments from my older son that NOW he understood my policy on certain things.


Cafe AmyS
by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Very true about each situation being unique!

Quoting Its.me.Sam.:

my situation is a bit different because i had my daughter young (we have been compared to gilmore girl a few times lol).  we are SUPER CLOSE and the teen years were difficult.. but i stayed MOM and was able to be friends as well when needed.  now she is 21 and we are closer than ever.  each child is unique, each parent unique, each situation is unique... but i certainly agree with being  parent FIRST


Cafe AmyS
by on Nov. 8, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Love it!

Quoting SuperPickle:

I am mom first and foremost of course. I hope that I can continue the excellent relationship I currently have with my sons but I wont hesitate to be the horrible you are ruining my life mom if and when I have to.


DanaG70
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2014 at 12:53 AM

I am a mom first and foremost, I have many years to be their "friend". My daughter and I are really close, but I've had those "I hate you moments." and will continue until she moves out.

VI.I.MMXIII
by on Nov. 9, 2014 at 1:09 AM
Is your daughter your only child?

Quoting Its.me.Sam.:

my situation is a bit different because i had my daughter young (we have been compared to gilmore girl a few times lol).  we are SUPER CLOSE and the teen years were difficult.. but i stayed MOM and was able to be friends as well when needed.  now she is 21 and we are closer than ever.  each child is unique, each parent unique, each situation is unique... but i certainly agree with being  parent FIRST

Its.me.Sam.
by on Nov. 9, 2014 at 1:11 AM

no. i also have a son.  there is a 10 year age gap between them.

Quoting VI.I.MMXIII: Is your daughter your only child?
Quoting Its.me.Sam.:

my situation is a bit different because i had my daughter young (we have been compared to gilmore girl a few times lol).  we are SUPER CLOSE and the teen years were difficult.. but i stayed MOM and was able to be friends as well when needed.  now she is 21 and we are closer than ever.  each child is unique, each parent unique, each situation is unique... but i certainly agree with being  parent FIRST


VI.I.MMXIII
by on Nov. 9, 2014 at 1:13 AM
Awesome. :)

Quoting Its.me.Sam.:

no. i also have a son.  there is a 10 year age gap between them.

Quoting VI.I.MMXIII: Is your daughter your only child?

Quoting Its.me.Sam.:

my situation is a bit different because i had my daughter young (we have been compared to gilmore girl a few times lol).  we are SUPER CLOSE and the teen years were difficult.. but i stayed MOM and was able to be friends as well when needed.  now she is 21 and we are closer than ever.  each child is unique, each parent unique, each situation is unique... but i certainly agree with being  parent FIRST

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