- Jun 21, 2008
- Glendale Arizona
The kids I went to school with that had "buddy" parents were usually the ones in trouble or were alcoholics at 17 or something along those lines. You can be "friends" with your kids at some point, but only well after the rules have been established and respect earned. It's like playing tug with dogs...some people screw it up royally because they ignore the proper way to do it (rules, balances, etc) and others don't have a single issue because they're doing it "right". Now, that's a very generalized syllogism, I realize but the basic point is the same.
Those kids didnt know what boundaries were appropriate.
Just because I didnt have a curfew didnt mean I was out at 3am drinking at parties. I normally came home around midnight on the weekends. (Didnt hurt that all my friends had curfews lol)