Do you believe your parents should be your friends.

We are friends forever - My father is my best friend
@SHAMRACK (8384)
India
September 13, 2007 5:00am CST
I do hope to extend parents should be like friends as friends do have barriers still we have to give our parents the respect and other diginities different from friends. May be it all depends the better side of family. As more more parents are tending to become as friends nowdays. Still the fact is that whether it helps their child to have a better condition. Hope parents friendship approach may make their childern feel free to say any may be the parents too should have that sense of giving the proper guidence.
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@get518 (27)
• China
14 Sep 07
yap .I hope ,But I think my parents are my friends ,I can talk with them about anything ,haha
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
14 Sep 07
Hi, That is some thing I never heard about, to talk about everything, do you even tell your secrets too, in that case you so open hearted to parents. I do have secrets that I do share to those I had got it from. I never reveal it to even to my parents. I hope you are so frank to say anyting to your parents.
• Malaysia
14 Sep 07
I firmly believe that my parents should be my friends. So that there is no feeling for doing talking with generation gap. As friend, no veil story and always on unveil point to discuss. Good friend as good parent. 2 in 1.
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
14 Sep 07
Hi, I also think other factors other than parental environment the outside envioroment also effects a lot. It is really a blessing to be with parents without generation gap.
• Philippines
14 Sep 07
To ensure ourselves of better relationship with them, yes, they should be our best friends. My mom is my best friend too. she knows everything about me. And she is willing to always lend me a helping hand. I also believe that aside form our parents, there are other relationships too which would be better if our partners would be our best friends.
@subathra (3519)
• India
14 Sep 07
I do agree that parents should be friendly with their children after a certain age limit.Luckily my parents are very friendly with me so that i never have hesitation to have conversation in cetain aspects.As such the children too expect that parents are to be free towards them and doesnt control them too much for silly things. offcourse i consider childrens should not take advantage of their parents being friendly and go beyond whatever they like.They need to consult parents when taking important decisions so that this friendly relationship exists otherwise parents will start rethinking to control children and keep them under their grip.
@vinzen (1022)
• India
14 Sep 07
Yes, i do believe that there should be a proper channel of communication open like it is in friens but not the too much of frankness or openeness that friends may have, there is a thin line of difference there. We need to know our kids very well, and for that we do need to be freinds with them, but that level of friendship we parents have to decide for them, how much of liberty is allowed we have to decide for them. Agreed that eqach family will have their won levels of and degrees of openess they may want with their kids, and thats alright, but i speak for myself and my family. We do discuss everything under the sun with our kids, but somethings are best discussed either between mothers and daughters or sons and fathers too. Kids need to know what levels they are not allowed to cross, over friendliness, leading to too much of liberties or disrespectful behaviour or non- discipline etc are not allowed, yet the openenss and communication remains in its full natural form at all times. All parents need to be close to their kids so that they guide, and are one to one with them too, but to what level, extent that open ness or friendship should carry on would depend.
• Philippines
14 Sep 07
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@ayu_asks (104)
• United States
14 Sep 07
to a certain extend, it would be great if the parent can be like a friend. However there are certain aspects that parents should be the parent and not a friend ~ like setting guidelines.. and giving a good example.... cheers .... myhandbaghaven.blogspot.com