10 Things that mean moms have in common

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Children need their nutrition, and you will force them to eat it. It doesn’t matter how much they hate vegetables.

Let’s put it this way – some moms are considered to be ‘mean’ to their children, but it doesn’t mean mothers are actually wicked or bad people. Kids (and everybody else) know they are amazing and awesome, but at times, do not agree with certain things that mummies do, which in turn gets a thumbs down from them.

Being a mean mum helps raise respectful, decent human beings. That’s what mum Meredith Ethington says in her Scary Mommy article, and in it she shares the ten signs that you are a mean mother.

1. You make our kids clean up their own messes

“Much to the dismay of my firstborn who is now 9 years old, I’m so mean that sometimes I make my kids wipe the counter and clean up their own crumbs,” Meredith says. “If they walk around while simultaneously destroying the kitchen by eating cookies because they are doing jumping jacks, they will have to get out the vacuum and clean it up.”

10 Things that mean moms have in common

2. You make them take responsibility

Every action has its consequence: if they forgot to do their homework, they will turn it in late. If they are caught lying, they will be punished. In brief, children will be held accountable for their actions.

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