Get friends your own age!
I hear parents often refer to their kids as their ‘best friends,’ and while a piece of me thinks, ‘aw, that’s nice you’re so close’ the rest of me thinks, ‘aw, that’s just weird.’ I love my kids to death, but I’m not their best friend, nor do I ever want to be their best friend. I want them to be able to talk to me and tell me their problems and share their happiness with me, but I think there’s a definite line between being a ‘best friend’ to your child and being a ‘parent’.
One parenting vlogger has hit the nail on the head about why you shouldn’t want to be your child’s best friend in a spot on video that has quickly been making the rounds.
Watch as this parenting vlogger hilariously and accurately explains why parents need to stop trying to be their kids best friends.