Originally Posted by QTCakes1
The parents that tend to be called "funsuckers" tend to have pretty well rounded children. That's just from what I have seen, so please, nobody take that any kind of way. You just never know now a days on CC.
My point, exactly. In most life situations, when you eliminate confusion about who in in charge of what, you usually have a fine end result.
I was the recipient of many a dirty look from my kids, other kids, and other parents when I made it clear that there were boundaries that WOULD be respected, BUT, I knew that it would pay off in spades when they grew up.
I never wanted to be my young children's friend. I was their parent & I took that duty seriously. They always knew who was the boss and the lines were clear.
The lines were slowly erased as they approached adulthood and now, we're peers. DH & I are just the ones with more years in.
I'm a lucky, lucky woman. It's nice to see what was, at times, hard work pay off--not just for us, but for THEM.