Flourishing Homes & Families
Kids are kids. They aren't able to bear the emotional burden of an adult friendship. Be warm, empathetic, and open, but don't overshare with or seek comfort from your kids. This flips the family roles upside down and erodes you ability to be an emotionally safe person for your child.
I look forward to being friends with my children. I'm laying the groundwork for that now. But I will build that relationship once we are both adults.
Thanks to Grow and Guide Kids, LLC for the tip and Alyssa Marie Wellness for the graphic.