On your program, I’ve heard you explain to many moms that their job is not to be their child’s friend, but to train them and turn them into responsible adults. I was brought up by a mother who used the phrase “I’m not your friend; I’m your Mom!” This drove me crazy as a kid.
Several of my friends’ moms tried to be their “buddies,” and back then, I remember thinking that their moms were “so cool!” Deep down, however, I knew that my mom was right. I had lots of friends, and I didn’t need her to be another one. She always stood up for what was right, and although I was quite rebellious, she never wavered. I am grateful that she brought me up to understand what a mother’s job truly is. My mama didn’t raise a snowflake!
Thanks for your sound advice which helps me every single day.
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