Why Kelly Ripa Doesn't Care That Her Teen Daughter Doesn't Like Her

"I'm like, 'I'm not your friend. I'm your mom,'" she said.

ByABC News
November 6, 2014, 12:37 PM

— -- Like most mothers, Kelly Ripa sometimes has disagreements with her daughter.

The "Live with Kelly and Michael" co-host said that these days, Lola, 13, isn't her biggest fan.

"I don't think she likes me, but I don't care. I'm like, 'I'm not your friend, I'm your mom,'" Ripa told Wendy Williams. "I just feel an obligation as her mom to keep her living in the real world. I don't care who you are or what you do, if you're a mom, you're a mom."

Ripa, 44, explained that not only is she a source of embarrassment for her teen, but recently, she and her husband, Mark Consuelos, were forced to punish their daughter. Ripa said she revoked their daughter's phone and Internet privileges because she was using her phone when she was supposed to be studying Spanish.

"She broke the rules," Ripa said, before getting a little less serious. "I'm like, 'You're half-Mexican. Your grandmother is a Spanish teacher. You're not allowed to fail Spanish. It's the one thing you're not allowed to fail!'"

Ripa added that the punishment fit the crime. The only reason she realized her daughter had been using the phone when she sat Instagram notifications flash on the home screen -- and Lola isn't supposed to have her phone in her room when she's doing homework, anyway.

"We're very fair parents and we will give you certain freedoms, but... you can't have privacy and be on Instagram," she said. "That's not how it works."