'I'm Not Your Friend, I'm Your Mom': 'Outnumbered' Salutes Kelly Ripa's Parenting
In a recent interview on "The Wendy Williams Show," TV host Kelly Ripa shared her parenting strategy for her 13-year old daughter, who was caught with a cell phone during study time.
"She recently lost her computer and phone privileges, so it's like taking away oxygen," Ripa said. "I don't think she likes me, but I don't care … I'm like, 'I'm not your friend, I'm your mom. I'm not your friend.'"
Ripa added that she won’t read her children’s personal journals, but she will check out their social media posts.
Harris Faulkner said on "Outnumbered" it’s important for a family to have a stalwart like that, someone who makes decisions in the best interest of the child, not to win a popularity contest.
Andrea Tantaros agreed that kids need boundaries and rules, and Jedediah Bila, drawing on her experience as a school dean, said that the kids who dealt with problems the best were the ones who knew that they could go home to discuss those problems with a parent.
"They trust you because they know you'll set the boundaries and that you're looking out for them," Faulkner said.
Watch more from the "Outnumbered" panel above and see Ripa's appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show" below.