can parents be our best friends

India
March 9, 2007 9:58am CST
can a parent be a child's best friend?what do you think?do you agree with this? In my opinion a parent can a child's friend to some extend but at times there are circumstances when a a parent cannot understand his/her child in the way a friend will do. send your responses on this topic.
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8 responses
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
Parents can be and supposed to be your own bestfriends. I say supposed to be because they should be our very first bestfriends because when we have problems, it should have been them whom we first share our sentiments to. BUt not all children are open with their secrets to their parents and vice versa. Somehow, parents and their children have some gaps too despite of the closeness of their relationship. Like in my case, we are very close to our parents. Yet there are some things and secrets that we can't afford to let them know. :)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 07
im totally agree with your response to this topic. yes, whenever we have problem, it will always be the family who will always find ways to help us. there's not much freinds can do for us as we're not blood related. there's a limit between friends. but in family, think about this. our parents are the one who brought us to this world, they raised us up, they showed us the world. if they're hate us, they'll shall throw us when they get us at the first place, aren't they? so, being close to family is the best thing we can do for ourself and our beloved family. blood related never apart. family first.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I think not. There has to be boundaries. The child should know that they can come to ones parents anytime they are in need of advise, comfort and love. A best friend may condone what one is doing even if it's wrong but a parent cannot.
• India
9 Mar 07
A real friend will never condone a wrong doing. He / She may sympathise with you for having done a wrong. But if the friend is going to condone your wrong doing, then he / she is not a real friend. Friends are there not just to have fun with you, but also to correct you when you are wrong. Correcting a mistake doesnt mean he / she is condemning you for your actions. It is only out of a sincere interest in your well being.
• India
29 Mar 07
i think parents can b good frnd to their child but dont know whether they can be best friend or not
@CatNPK (461)
• United States
13 Mar 07
My mom is, was, and always will be a best friend. She has nothing but my best interest at heart, she forgives my mistakes, she listens and gives advice, she doesn't hate me if I don't call and loves it when I do - this is true friendship. And true motherhood. I've known people who think differently, and they usually wonder why their kids don't like them - some who have adult children far removed from their parent's life.
@ellijah (244)
• Nigeria
10 Mar 07
hello i agree with you.at times parents can be best friend and at times friends outside the home can be better in areas parents dont understand you. i think it is better to have both as friends because at times friends outside can misunderstand u too then your parents can come in to help u out
@akopoto (177)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
In my opinion, parents can be a child's bestfriend but there should be a certain boundary which is respect. Most parents who employ the "bestfriend-with-child" approach fail because they don't set a certain limit or boundary. Respect should always be there so that your children see's you as their bestfriend and as an authority figure.
• India
10 Mar 07
yeah most of the times the parent is like a child best friend.there are cases where parent try to understand the child feelings and behave according but in some situations they have to act like parent.moreover there should be like gaurdian,as friend and guide
@tsolman (47)
• Canada
10 Mar 07
At this stage of my life my hubby is my best friend but let me tell you my mom is a very close second. She's been my best friend since I came out of my horrible teenager yrs. Yes I was the monster! Even though the whole growing up thing she has always stood by me and loves me unconditionally. Really other than your spouse who else can you say that about?