can parent and child be good frnds....?

India
February 4, 2007 4:19am CST
Do u agree to the point that parents and children should be good frnds..? or there should be a gap between Parent and child... should the child be allowed to behave freely with parents...? or There should be a limitation...?
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19 responses
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
Children have enough friends. They don't need more friends, they need parents. The need people who won't always go along with them, or agree with them. They need people who will teach them, and discipline them when they need it. You can have fun with your kids for sure, but being "buddies" is a bad idea.
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@nannacroc (4049)
4 Feb 07
I agree with this for younger children. Once you have set and maintained the boundaries then they can become friends.
@playgirl (1359)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
nope. to have a good relationship between them is treat each other as like as their good friends.
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• India
4 Feb 07
But many people r still sticking to their orthodox behaviour while treating their children..
@drumm1n (500)
• India
4 Feb 07
i think parents should be parents till a certain age but after that they should make their children their best friends! i think thats the way to parenting heaven!:P
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I think there needs to be a seperation between parents and children. When a parent starts being a "friend" then there is something missing in the parenting area. Being a parent isn't a popularity contest and too often parents think that being their kids "friends" will make them love them more. My kids have always been able to come to me with anything, I respect them for each one being and individual, and they know mom is here but I am the parent, they are the child, and we each have our own friends.
@katan22 (327)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
I think that the parents should become both a friend and a guardian at the same time. I don't think there is nothing wrong with being friends with your children since it will open up the communication between you two. It is good for the child to be open with their parents but still have respect for them at the same time.
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• Hong Kong
4 Feb 07
Of course we can and we should.Having a good relationship is a very good thing for both kids and parents.They can grow in a harmony family and that can make your kids living happy without always crying and naughty.Both parents and kids are trust each other and make true promise. There should be no limitation between parents and kids, as they are the closest relationship between each other.
• India
4 Feb 07
yes they can be until they have a certain space between them. they can be diff type of frds not the one that constitutes the usual bunch
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• India
4 Feb 07
but there r parents who r like normal frnds
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Yes it's good that parents and child should treat each other as good friends. But we can't take away that there should be limitations. Still have to highly respect your parents.
• India
4 Feb 07
but i don think now a days theres ny need 4 a limitation... also if parents put some limitation then the children wil try to break it...
@nannacroc (4049)
4 Feb 07
Parents and children can become good friends. To begin with there has to be a distinction so the child learns the rules and who is in charge. As they get older they can become friends. My oldest daughter, who is now an adult with a child of her own, is my best friend.
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• India
4 Feb 07
Yes I agree with this Because me and my mom are really good friends and enjoys each others company...
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• India
4 Feb 07
ues the best ever
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• Pakistan
4 Feb 07
Yes They must have to be.Then the process of learning,teachong and parenting become much more easier and better
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• United States
4 Feb 07
My mom always tried to be my "best friend" but it always made me feel awkward. I honestly feel like I would have gotten more out of it if she had been stricter with me. But she had issues anyway, and would get really jealous when I had actual friends.
• Australia
4 Feb 07
I beleive so that you can ! As a parent myself of two son myself and a stepdaughter and step son . I we are all a special freindship between us ! There are no limitations on the type of freindship you can have with your children and stepchildren !! The freindship only gets stronger with time !!
@wahmbuddy (392)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
I think that as kids are growing there needs to be a definite parent/child role. But as children grow into young adults it is totaly possible to be good friends with your parents. My mother and I are very close. We talk several times each day. I would consider her to be one of my very best friends.
@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
Parents and children should be good friends. I believe it is one of the best way to have a healthy relationship. I am very close to my parents and we are very good friends. Of course there are limitations and it is obvious because any type of friends have limitations. Others think that there should be a gap between parents and children. Well yes, but that should not hinder them to be good friends. The gap is represented by respect. If the children have respect for their parents and the parents respect their children as well, then I don't see any problem. Friends respect each other so definitely they can be good friends.
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
yes ofcourse. Me and my dad are we talk each other like we are just good friends we share thoughts to each other and we have same common of interest.
@blanksolid (1632)
• Spain
4 Feb 07
Absolutely its possible, from my point of view parents and children can be good friends although not always they are friends so its possible, have a nice day on mylot and happy earnings also.
• Pakistan
4 Feb 07
Yes they could be best friends and could be one the best friendship example. Its just so simple. Their thinkings should match with each other.