Mark Consuelos opens up about parenthood: ‘Being friends with my kids isn’t in the cards’

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In a revealing essay for “Men’s Health,” actor Mark Consuelos opens up about raising three children with his wife, Kelly Ripa.

He said that these days he is “good” friends with his dad and that they talk all the time.

But, he said he can’t afford to do that with his children at this point. They’re ages 12, 14 and 18.

Consuelos said: “When you’re a father, your main concern is whether your kids are being polite, doing well in school and staying out of trouble. You can really lose sight of the fun part of parenting.”

Consuelos said his children may not like him very much at times, but that’s too bad because it’s not his job for them to like him.

Read the full essay here.