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Moms poke fun at parenting 'rules' in hilarious video

The moms behind the Breakwomb are speaking out about trusting your own parenting instincts in their latest funny video.
/ Source: TODAY Contributor

From trolling the internet to standing in line at the grocery store, the world is full of people who just love to share their strong opinions about parenthood. But the funny moms behind YouTube channel, The Breakwomb, have decided to trust their own instincts more, and pay less attention to the opinions of others.

In their latest video, titled "You Know You're a Bad Mom If," Laurel Coppock, Molly Erdman and Megan Grano gather together to drink coffee and discuss all the ways they fear they've damaged their children for life.

When Erdman confesses that she accidentally told her daughter that she was pretty, Coppock is quick to chastise her.

"Don't you want her to love her for her whole self and not her outer shell?" Coppock asks.

"I know, I'm not supposed to comment on her appearance and I'm simply supposed to say, 'You exist,'" answers Erdman.

Later, Coppock expresses regret for having told her son that his drawing was great.

"I think he's turning out to be a gifted artist," Coppock says as her friends shout back, "Don't tell him that!"


The trio discusses all of their parenting failures, recounting times they mistakenly told their kids not to touch their own poop or accidentally praised them for finishing their dinner.

"I tried to teach Valerie right and left," says Erdman. "I completely forgot that when she reaches a certain age she can decide what's right and what's left, and now she can't even think for herself anymore."

By the end of the video, however, the moms decide to stop listening to the advice of others and to start trusting their own instincts.

Grano says the video is receiving an overwhelming response from viewers of the Breakwomb's Facebook page, something she attributes to the video tapping into feelings to which every parent can relate.

"We're all doing the best we can, and then you read in some blog post that you're doing it totally wrong. And not only are you doing it wrong — the fact that you're doing it wrong is going to have terrible, horrible, unimaginable repercussions for your kids. And it makes you feel terrible," Grano told TODAY Parents.

"We all are professional comedians," Grano continued. "So for us, it's a natural step to take all of our daily struggles and the emotional roller-coaster ride that is parenting — and turn it into comedy gold...doing these videos makes us laugh — and added bonus, it saves us huge money on therapy bills."