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7 Cartoon Parents Who Raise The Bar On Parenting

Everyone needs a parenting role model.

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1. Linda Belcher from Bob's Burgers

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It's the singing that matters, not the song. Finding a reason to sing makes any stressful family situation slightly easier. Bonus points for any song accompanied by fart-keyboard sound effects.

2. Daddy Pig from Peppa Pig

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Chances are if you have an insecurity your kids will point it out. Daddy Pig takes Peppa's belly comments with a chuckle and a snort and never lets it ruin his moments with the kids.

3. Ned Flanders from The Simpsons

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It ain't easy being a single parent, two-time widower, and small business owner but Ned rarely loses his cool and always has kind words for his less-than-worthy neighbor. Show your kids the change you want to see in the world. Oh, and he's super buff, so that's cool too.

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4. Helen Parr from The Incredibles

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Remaining flexible when you're a parent is a super power in itself. It's easier when your family works together to achieve incredible things — like getting dinner on the table before 7pm.

5. Daniel Tiger's Mom

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Teaching your child to function as a self-sufficient human being is a special form of torture. Daniel Tiger's Mom takes in the whining of "I can't" and doubles down with patience and a catchy tune that tricks her cub into the "game" of doing for himself. Now that's a skill.

6. Gru from Despicable Me

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Sometimes you feel like you don't deserve the admiration your kids have for you. They think you do. Be the person your kids already know you are. They're right, you're wrong — this time.

7. Rosita from Sing

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It's tempting to put your personal ambitions on the back burner when you have kids, but don't. Let them know that you're more than just their Mom (or Dad) and keep your passion alive.

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