What happened to just being a parent? NOT their friend!!!
kids now a days live so much different world then when we were kids. and back
when we were kids parents didnt really care to much about what we were doing
and lots of kids lives were lost that way.. its really how you feel as a parent and
how you want to raise your child.. there is no special book out there that teaches
us how to parent.. or how to raise your kids.. even children from broken homes
or from high society choose what they want to do after a certain age, and if you
tell them they cant do it.. well then they go behind your back and pretty soon your
attending a funeral...
each generation is different, each new era, so bringing up a child, you just have to
do your best and hope they sway in the right direction with the help of your
parenting skills and direction and lotsa love and if in some familys that means being
a friend then thats their choice.
why let such a small issue with other children bother you so much? or are you trying
to be just like your parents and rule with the iron fist and pretty soon your children
only want to see you occasionally and dont want bring the grandchildren because
you might rule with the iron fist with their children and they wont like that or
feel its unacceptable... gotta be your own parent.