Where do you draw the line between being a friend to your child and being their parent?
I love being her friend, but when it is something important, she knows when I have to draw the line that I mean it.
I completely feel the same way... Well said :)
Quoting SlapItHigh:There's no line for me. They are two separate things. I am my child's mother and friend. Just like I don't have to draw any lines between being my husband's wife and his friend. I'm both.
There's no line for me. They are two separate things. I am my child's mother and friend. Just like I don't have to draw any lines between being my husband's wife and his friend. I'm both.
I have a 8yr old and I'm the mom(parent)..We have fun and hang out but right now i'm the mom..I think relationships grow and change, i look forward to the changes in our relationship.
My children know I love them and am there for them. I make sure they know it is okay (in fact good) to confide in me, but not to be wishy washy or let my children do things they know they shouldn't just because I want them to like me.
My job is to parent. I am nice and kind to my children. We have fun together. There is love, but my job isn't to be their friend, it is to be their parent.
I think kids need to know you are their parents not their friends but you also want them to know that they can come talk to about things too.
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