July 28, 2005

Best Friend?

I'd like to pose a question. I would like to think of my son as being a best friend, yet the supposed authorities on raising children say that it undermines your parenting skills. They seem to feel that you might let your kids get away with things because they are your friends. Hmm... I take it that these people obviously don't value their friends enough to think that they might let them make bad choices in life. Just as I would like to see my friends walk a road of peace and contentment; free of pain, trouble and hardships, so too, would I wish the same for my loving son, my best friend. What do you think? I'd really like to know.

8 comments:

GPV said...

You know damn well that authorities
and you will never be on the same
channel, their goals and yours just won't match.
You love your son, authorities want
your son to serve their own purpose

Helen said...

GPV, I love your mind. Will you marry me?
Peace............

Spyder said...

So true,GPV! Helen, now I'm heartbroken!!! lol

Abby Taylor said...

Well, you asked for opinions... here's my less than two cents. You can be your son's parent AND friend, but when or if those roles ever collide, he needs you in the parent role at those times.

Spyder said...

Yes, Abby, my parenting comes first. I feel I can safely walk that line. Thanks for your $0.02!

Janet said...

You will ALWAYS be your sons best friend. He knows that you love him and only want the best for him. Whatever his choices are in life, the end result is his own happiness. Being there to guide him, listen to him, disagree with him or challenge him is what being a parent and friend is all about. You'll both be fine. I can feel that you are a good Dad. Just remember that no one is perfect, that goes for both of you.

Janet said...

I forgot the most important thing Love him unconditionally! I know that you will!

GPV said...

helen,if I wasn't with Dominique who's a very pretty girl I would search for somebody like you,but don't worry spyder what would helen do with an old runt like me?