27 Pop Culture References All Kids Should Know

Just because your child was born in a world where Jaden Smith is The Karate Kid doesn’t mean you’re doomed to raise a total philistine.

There is only one Daniel-san. It’s your job to teach them.

It’s up to you to make sure they appreciate your references.

Rise up, Parents. Take the gospel of pop culture in your sleep-deprived hands. Don’t let the truffle shuffle go the way of “I coulda been a contender.”

Teach your children the references of your youth.
1.
What to say when the struggle gets too real.

2.
How to properly respond when given a present.

3.
To know a good thing when they see it.

4.
That being a pretentious douche-canoe never pays off.

5.
The correct way to spell “Felisha.”

(see?)

6.
And the true origins of “that’s what she said”.

7.
Drugs are bad.

8.
Everyone is someone’s hero.

9.
Some times there are no words.

10.
But there are many ways to say I love you.

11.
There’s a proper way to express enthusiasm.

Spirit fingers, natch.

12.
To sound busy and important.

13.
To ask the hard questions.

14.
And give the hard answers.

15.
Put them in their place.

16.
But show them how to assert their authority.

17.
All of their authority.

18.
To break all of the rules…

19.
And even to stand up to you…

20.
They can always kick things up a notch.

21.
Roll with the punches.

22.
Keep their priorities in order.

23.
Claim what’s theirs.

24.
Think outside the box.

25.
Celebrate the little things.

26.
Be confident.

27.
And above all else believe in themselves.

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