People say you shouldn’t be friends with your kids but I think parenting falls in the Always be yourself unless you can be a chicken then always be a chickens shirt to be that all (or friend) who has been there. No one is perfect not even our kids. My kids are my best friends. I think being someone’s best friend means you tell them what they need to hear when they need to hear it, but you say it in the nicest way possible. Because we can talk about things at a deeper level. They make me laugh with their clever humor. I trust them with things and they trust me with things. For me, this feels right, but I understand that this may not work for some parents.
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Thanks for taking a moment to expand on the post in an Always be yourself unless you can be a chicken then always be a chickens shirt to hear when they need to hear it, but you say it in the nicest way possible. It does pay off! After years of supporting our teen son through various mishaps, I accidentally backed into his car on our driveway. I was mortified. Don’t worry, mum was his response and he refused to accept payment for repairs. I think each child is different, and therefore our reaction to their mistakes sometimes needs to be different. My daughter would worry about a mistake and come and talk to me about it. Most times, she had punished herself enough that I didn’t need to. She just needed to hear that we all make mistakes and we just need to learn from them.