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9 Things That (May) Scar Your Kid For Life

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The Takeaway

Whether you're a bona fide "cool mom" or simply tiptoeing around situations that inflame tween angst, remember: there are no hard and fast rules for avoiding the label of world's most embarrassing parent.

Just remember, it's not your fault—most of the time—it's just a natural part of growing up. As your kid grows up and out of this phase, she'll quit harping on your eccentricities—and will most likely embrace the quirks that make you mom.