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Are you a parent or a peerent?


I love the sitcom Modern Family.    It’s very funny, yet close to the bone.   Phil Dunphy is my favourite character. He tries so hard to be a cool dad.   Here’s a classic of an example:   Phil is the classic Peerent. That is, someone who feels more comfortable with relationships but uncomfortable with authority. He relates as a peer (on kids’ wavelengths) rather than a parent.   Do you know anyone like that? Here are the signs that a peerent maybe in the house.   A peerent:   1. Struggles to say NO to kids.  They give in to kids’ requests too easily or just to avoid upsetting them. 2. Avoids discipline. He or she leaves it to their partner, or worse, leaves the hard discipline to their child’s school. 3. Takes on children’s problems a...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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