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Sunday, June 2, 2013

“I’m not your Friend, I’m your Mother!”

This article has made me rethink the above statement.

A portion of the article to ponder…

“Friends trust each other, share information about what they’re doing, who they’re with, what they’re trying – why would a parent not want that? If you have your child’s trust, you will be in so much better position to guide or offer advice from your experience. As parents, you will be able to react to situations with less anxiety, if you have spent time developing that relationship. Building trust takes time, and how we parented them when they were younger will have a direct effect on the relationship we have with them as teenagers.  When parents find themselves pulling The Mom Card, often what they are saying is that they want blind obedience.”

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