How do you think your children see you?

Canada
March 2, 2007 2:18am CST
How do you think your children and their friends see or think of you. Are you the kewl parents on the street and everyone hangs out there? The party parent that let there kids have 50 or so friends over to party on a weekend? Or the parent who have all the kewl toys for there kids? Are you the parents that their friends think are weird? This was a topic today with my teenage kids at dinner with there friends they rated all their friends parents was real eye opener for me. They said I am more like a friend than a parent so i did not count.
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@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
21 Mar 07
My almost 15 year old son sees me as a geek/nerd (he teases me), but he is somewhat the same at heart. His dad tells him the nerds will be everyone's bosses later in life, and the cool kids will be working for them. Devon is a freshman in honors classes and does football and wrestling. I don't know for sure, but I think he models himself after me a little, he just doesn't say it outright (very much like me). How can I tell? One clue is his desire to go into the military. He says he wants to be an officer, even though I only got up to an E-4 or specialist (enlisted). I hope I have made an impression and rubbed off on him with my better qualities. I am more his friend than anything, just his nerdy friend. ;-D
• Canada
21 Mar 07
Being a friend to them is as important as being the parent as they grow old You will always be the parent but friendship will grow with time and it sounds liek you done a great job
• United States
2 Mar 07
My kids and I really do tend to be more like friends although I do make sure they are reminded that I am a mom. I honestly have a very good relationship with them and we do talk pretty openly about most everything. Of course with 3 teens we have our moments but for the most part we do pretty good and many moms often tell me they are very jealous of the relationship I seem to have with my kids. I'm very proud to say that's one thing in my life I've always thought was most important... being a good parent and a realistic one too. I never forget what I was like as a kid.
• Canada
3 Mar 07
Good for you it is a hard thign to accomplish to be a parent adn a friend at the same time
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
I think that my daughter is too young to have formulated an idea about that yet. She is only four. But primarily I am the disciplinarian so I don't think I rate as kewl, but our living room is FILLED with toys so I think that I rate something for that LOL.
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• Canada
3 Mar 07
You would be surprised by what she thinks Bet she love her dad casue she knwo where the lines are.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
3 Mar 07
I think my kids are oficially embarassed by me but deep down think I'm all right. I know all their friends think I'm cool. Our house is a popular place to visit and when the kids are here they yack my ear off, and they know I'm interested in what they're saying. I think they would rate me well.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
20 Mar 07
Thars nice that your kids see you as a friend. My 12 yo wrote in her diary that me and one other girl were her best friends. I really got a kick out of that. Her friends do come over at times and we spend more time chatting than girly teenage things.
• Canada
21 Mar 07
That is awesome I hope it continues to get stronger as she get older my sisters are real close to my mom