Parents who have acknowledged their kids are screwups are my favorite kind of parents.
Uptight parents need to take a lesson from these parents who have admitted to themselves their kids are far from perfect and shared their detention notes. Just acknowledge your kid is far from flawless, and your life is going to be way easier.
I used to screw up all the dang time, and I'm pretty much the optimal human being as long as you don't take into account I have zero idea how to do my taxes, and I sleep on a mattress without a box spring.
Be these parents.