Do your children think of you as a parent or friend?
I have always heard the saying..dont be a friend to your children. Well I disagree. There are sometimes when your child nees a friend, someone to vent to. I would rather my children come to me with their problems and get the right answer then to some peer and get the wrong answer. I know that I am still the parent and they do also..but I am pretty easy going. If my daughter likes a boy she can come and tell me. As a kid I could not do this with my mom. She would scold me and tell me NOT to look at boys. How do you feel about this?
I never told my mother about the boys I liked, either.