Monastic Mom

Be a Friend to your Child

My child's school sent home a paper of parenting tips from some national parenting "expert." (Sometimes I wonder if these parenting experts are ever parents because their tips often seem to have no understanding of parenting in practice.) The number one tip on the list was "Don't be a friend to your child."   I was totally flabberghasted! My number one rule in parenting is to be friends with my children. Why?

How can you not be friends with your child?


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