Parenting is a fine art - and one that can often get pretty messy. Although most of us like the idea of being a "cool" mom, it can often have its disadvantages. You might be the kind of parent that still does all the things considered to be pretty hip and happening, like going to gigs or getting down with your creative side, but it's possible that your child may end up resenting it - and it doesn't have anything to do with embarrassment, either.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Zoe Kravitz opened up about her childhood with uber-cool superstar parents Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. You might think that nothing could be better than being raised by two of the most beautiful human beings on the planet, but according to Zoe, it often left her feeling like the odd one out. "When your mom and dad are both so cool but you're not, I think maybe that's where I get this idea that I'm not really cool. It's stuck with me for ever."
It turns out that Zoe isn't the only one that feels let down by having hip parents, either. According to Metro, another unnamed child of a celebrity couple grew up feeling like she couldn't ever surprise her parents or impress them with things she had achieved because they had been there, done that and got the t-shirt. But how can being a "cool" parent effect our own non-A list kids?
For a start, they might feel under pressure to be just like you. If their friends and friends' parents start to label you as the popular one that seems to have it all, then they might begin to feel like they're disappointing by not matching up to all of your hype. Striking the balance can help, as can talking to your little one about different types of personalities.
Kids don't always know the distinction between "good" differences and "bad" differences, so if you seem to be a hot topic it might make them feel confused and embarrassed. Opening a dialogue on the subject can help soothe their worries.
Or, you could try turning up to do the school run in Crocs, but we wouldn't recommend it. It is winter after all.