Parenting Failures

Call me judgemental (go on, I love it), but I am trying to raise my children to be able to function in society when they are adults. To be reasonably polite and kind and treat other people well, be they garbos or barristers, I believe you have failed as a parent if your kids:

Are enrolled in a ‘talent’ school. Go for it kids, learn singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, line dancing (maybe) whatever, but please don’t let children near anyone who claims to be able to teach your kids how to become famous

Cannot say please and thank you

Can’t look another human being in the eye when having an intelligent conversation

Listen to Justin Bieber beyond the age of 9

Use ‘verse’ as a verb

Believe that going to a shopping mall is a ‘can’t live without’ life experience

Feel the need to upload their entire life on Tumblr

Are still living at home beyond the age of 25

Think that ‘director of beauty’ is a job description

Know how to operate a firearm under the age of 10

Dear readers feel free to add to this list