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Stop Trying To Be Your Child’s Friend and Actually Be The Parent

Parenting is such a touchy subject because no one wants to be told how to be a parent to their child. When most of us became parents, we had no clue about what to do and how to handle certain situations. Many have their parents for guidance along the way.
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What seems to be difficult for some parents is how to separate being the parent and the child’s friend. There’s nothing wrong with having a great relationship with your child and being open with one another, but shouldn’t there be a limit?
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Some children get so comfortable with the friendship idea that the respect factor sometimes gets lost. In most cases, it gets out of hand. The child now feels that they can have that same relationship with all adults and it comes off as being disrespectful.
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A child should never know your personal business. Growing up, we knew what it meant to stay in a child’s place. If we jumped in an adult conversation, we were guaranteed the evil eye from our mother’s or better yet, a solid pop in the mouth.
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Let children be just that, children. Show them how to be respectful to their elders. If your child sees that you are constantly disrespectful to adults or elders, they will think it’s okay to do the same.
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Parents, you are your child’s first teacher. Give them the guidance that’s needed to be successful. Let them stay a child for as long as they can. Don’t let them grow up so fast. They have time to be an adult, so we have to make sure that we’re setting the example.

 

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