What do you think? Can parents and kids be friends?
My own views on this subject have changed quite a bit over the years.
I recently shared about this shift at Intoxicated on Life. Here’s an excerpt:
Once upon a time, I would’ve said that I didn’t want to be my kids’ friend—at least not when they were still living under my roof.
You see, before I was a mom, I was a public school teacher, and that season of my life left a bad taste in my mouth toward permissive parents who were more concerned with being fun-loving, peer-like buddies than role models and authority figures.
Can you blame me? The entitled, disrespectful, self-centered children of those parents weren’t exactly a pleasant addition to my classroom.
But then I became a mom…