10 things parents do that actually embarrass their kids

10 things parents do that actually embarrass their kids

These are the things parents do that make kids everywhere cringe!

Parents love their kids and kids love their parents.

While that theory is worth its salt, there are a number of things that parents do that make kids everywhere cringe. Whether these shameful acts are intentional or not, parents have the uncanny ability to humiliate their kids at any given moment.

Offspring beware: this is a list of some of the most embarrassing things parents do that embarrass their kids...

1. Public Displays of Affection

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

To a child, there are few things more embarrassing than getting a sloppy kiss on the cheek from mum, or a bear hug from dad in public. Especially around their peers!

2. Trying to Operate Modern Technology

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

Some parents are tech savvy—others are not. Parents that are not so knowledgable in the world of technology often embarrass the hell out of their children.

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3. Using Pet Names

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

It's okay to have pet names for your kids. But it's apparently a social faux pas to use pet names in a public place. Oops!

4. Trying to be Hip

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

Nothing freaks kids out more than when you try to talk and dress like them! Give it a try.

5. Posting on Social Media

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

Social media is a great way to keep up with your kids and their friends. They probably hate when you do it, but parents thrive at embarrassing their kids!

6. Dancing

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

Few things on this planet can bring you great joy, while simultaneously scarring your children for life. Dancing is one of those things.

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 7. Dropping Them Off at School

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

Kids hate being dropped off by their parents! It's social suicide!

8. Anything to Do With the Word "Sex"

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

Possibly the most cringe worthy word for any kid to hear their parents say. Talk about an awkward conversation!

9. Grilling Their New Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

Bringing home new arm candy is quite the chore for some people. Often times it feels more like an interview than a meet and greet.

10. Bragging About Their Accomplishments

Things parents do that embarrass their kids

Parents tend to boast and showcase their children's achievements. It's rewarding for parents, mortifying for children!

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